“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
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
“The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority’s (MARTA) board awarded a contract for the installation of Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI) filters into the existing air conditioning (AC) units at the authority’s office buildings, police precincts, bus garages, and railyard towers. Two hundred nine AC units at 18 MARTA facilities will receive NPBI devices, including at headquarters, the Integrated Operations Center (IOC),
This case study explores some of the examples of public transit delivery programs that arose in response to COVID-19, as it highlights how they operate, who they serve, and how the differing needs of customers and geographic areas influence program design. In addition to the delivery service overview below, the researchers took a closer look at the design and operations