Jax Care provides transportation for non-emergency medical patients, and while COVID-19 could be a threat to its business, Jax Care co-owner Ken Elias told News4Jax they’ve been able to find a balance. Jax Care transports hundreds of patients a day, taking them to hospitals and nursing homes. Jax Care stays in contact with hospitals and nursing homes for updates on
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
With many things left uncertain during the international and national coronavirus outbreak, means of travel in the Eastern Panhandle remain a sure thing as leadership with the Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority and MARC train assure people routes will remain consistent for now. Elaine Bartoldson, executive director of EPTA, said the entity is following the COVID-19 outbreak closely and will adjust its
The Link Public Transportation in The Dalles, operated by Mid-Columbia Economic Development District (MCEDD), will limit rides to those that are essential, including to work, medical appointments and necessary shopping. Hours or operation will also be reduced, and to limit handling of cash and tickets the service will be free.