Integrated Medical Transport, a non-emergency medical transportation company based in Mechanicsburg, will offer its transportation services to the general public. The move is a response to concern surrounding the spread of the coronavirus. The transportation company will expand its services to customers looking for an option that follows the same clinical cleaning guidelines as Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
The definition of mobility is radically different than it was quite recently. With a ringing chorus of #flattenthecurve, social distancing and the shuttering of community events, workplaces, and gatherings is now the norm. Mobility managers’ roles have always needed to be fluid – shifting to address the changing mobility needs of local riders and community members. Now more than ever, the flexibility, creativity, and empathy that are pillars of this work will be critical to serving your community. For example, transportation services typically help community members travel to get groceries, medications, and other essential supplies. Now, we are asking how can we bring groceries, medications, etc. to the community members?
While there is much to learn regarding COVID-19, NCMM has published a blog post on steps mobility managers can take during this time to support their communities which you can access below, in addition to the resources from APTA, CTAA, and Easterseals. Additionally, please let us know how you are handling the pandemic through our brief survey at the bottom of this page.
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Daily Mobility News on COVID-19
“Bus riders are asked to board from the rear door to enhance the distance between operators and passengers,” Valley Metro said Saturday. Be prepared to hold up your ticket for the driver to see. “Passengers will still be expected to pay and have evidence of a valid fare. We will evaluate this temporary measure through the month of April,” spokeswoman
Empty bus shelters and an empty transit center shows the impact the coronavirus is having on everyday life in Green Bay, as local officials continue to take extra precautions as to not spread the illness. “We knew it was not going to be an easy decision or a very popular decision by any means, but I think it was a