It’s no surprise Seattle’s delivery apps have stepped up their game to meet the needs of those staying at home in the midst of the novel coronavirus. But rather than just delivering donuts and dim sum, Uber is officially delivering prescriptions to those who can’t leave their homes quite yet.
Covid-19 Resource Center
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. We have also collected the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the FTA and our partners; 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
Many of the MTA’s most crowded bus routes roll through low-income neighborhoods that have been hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, data released Sunday by the makers of the smartphone app Transit show.
“Commuters weaving in and out of SEPTA’s 69th Street Transportation Center on Thursday morning were greeted by an unfamiliar face. “Would you like a mask?” Jessica Mangold asked riders entering the station. Mangold is a statistical reporting project manager at SEPTA and head of the authority’s “social distancing coaches” — transit authority managers and administrative employees who have offered to