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The pandemic cost public transit dearly. Will Pittsburgh-area riders return in 2021?
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The pandemic cost public transit dearly. Will Pittsburgh-area riders return in 2021?

As the pandemic continues to strain the economy, advocates note that low-income riders still depend on transit but find it harder to afford.

Transit agencies should focus on masks, not crowds
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Transit agencies should focus on masks, not crowds

Without a nationwide mask mandate for transit, public transportation leaders have been forced to emphasize passenger crowding to ease rider anxieties. 
Fear of public transit remains high in London

Fear of public transit remains high in London

As the U.K. capital cautiously reopens, a poll finds 70% of surveyed Londoners are anxious about commuting via bus or Tube. Are their COVID-19 fears justified?

A post-pandemic reality check for transit boosters

A post-pandemic reality check for transit boosters

After lockdowns ease, public transportation ridership in the U.S. is likely to remain low for years. But some see a way forward for a new understanding of transit’s role.
Transit has been battered by coronavirus. What's ahead may be worse
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Transit has been battered by coronavirus. What's ahead may be worse

“The number of scenarios that we have to plan for is staggering.”
Jarrett Walker: In a pandemic, we're all 'transit dependent'

Jarrett Walker: In a pandemic, we're all 'transit dependent'

Now more than ever, public transportation is not just about ridership. Buses, trains, and subways make urban civilization possible.
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