Issue / Public health

Guest Op-Ed: Transit Agencies Continue to Renew Their Missions and Reinvent Service

In 2020, all at once, public transportation providers were forced to confront multiple and varied challenges. Transit rose to the...

House May Vote On Another Pre-Election COVID Bill

The House of Representatives could vote as soon as next week on an additional package of COVID aid – a bill downsized from the $3.445...

Plan for Contact Tracing Air Travelers Stalls

Last week, news outlets reported that the White House put the brakes on a plan by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to require...

How Should Future COVID Mass Transit Aid Be Distributed?

If you follow transportation Twitter, you may have noticed the hashtag #SaveTransit making the rounds this week, as advocacy groups...

Guest Op-Ed: Transportation and Health: America’s Longstanding Disconnect

Ross Peterson is a consultant and subject matter expert with over fifteen-years' experience in public and community transportation...

Guest Op-Ed: It’s Time to Do Away with the E’s and Embrace the Public Health Approach in Transportation Safety

Much of the focus on the intersection of public health and transportation is on the health outcomes related to our current...

Congress Embarks on Quasi-Recess As COVID Aid Talks Stall

Last night, the Senate joined the House of Representatives in leaving town for the August recess – unless and until negotiators...

Coronavirus Aid Talks Drag On

The extra $600 per week federal unemployment insurance benefit for the coronavirus crisis will expire today, and the eviction...

Guest Op-Ed: The Role of Transportation in Improving America’s Health

The Eno Center for Transportation’s publication of my white paper, Increasing Access to Essential Health Functions: The Role of...

Labor Unions Ask USDOT for Mandated Passenger Face Masks

On July 27, Larry Willis, the President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), sent a letter on behalf of TTD’s 33...

Internal GOP Haggling Delays Coronavirus Aid Bill to Next Week

Protracted internal negotiations between the White House and Congressional Republicans have delayed the scheduled release of the GOP's...

Another Coronavirus Response Bill Expected in Senate Next Week

The U.S. Senate returns to Washington next week for what is scheduled to be a three-week period leading up to a six-week...

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