COVID-19 News & Resources
This page is the central location for our news coverage on the COVID-19 pandemic and a collection of helpful resources for transportation professionals.
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Senate COVID Bill Stalled; House Plan Would More than Double USDOT Appropriations
March 23, 2020 - The Senate is still stuck in a partisan logjam over its coronavirus response legislation, but House Democrats are on the verge of introducing their own bill (though it is not clear if they have the votes to pass it in that chamber).
Revised Coronavirus Bill Includes $20 Billion for Mass Transit, $10 Billion for Airports, $58 Billion in Loans for Airlines
March 22, 2020 - A revised version of the trillion-dollar-plus coronavirus response bill circulated by Senate Republicans this morning, after a long weekend of consultation with Senate Democrats, contains almost $90 billion in federal assistance for transportation.
What Happens When People Stop Flying? Analyzing the Cascade of Downstream of Effects
March 20, 2020 - What happens when people just stop flying? We tried to look at that simple question and expand it into the cascade of downstream effects that the coronavirus-caused collapse in air travel has caused, and will cause.
Looming Recession Sparks Familiar Calls for Infrastructure As Stimulus
March 13, 2020 - The U.S. economy now appears headed into a recession – and, predictably, there are those in Congress who are calling for an increase in federal infrastructure spending as part of a response to this downturn in the business cycle.
The Effects of Coronavirus on Transportation
February 28, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control said this week it is expecting that the COVID-19 virus spread to the United States. With cases and fatalities rising, stock markets took a significant plunge and the world is watching closely. The virus is already having an effect on the global transportation system.
Eno’s President and CEO Robert Puentes discusses how the coronavirus outbreak in New York could affect neighboring areas.
Eno’s Jeff Davis said that while the details in the $2 trillion legislation were still being finalized, he did not expect any changes to affect the final figures for transportation.
Eno’s Jeff Davis contends that a long-term infrastructure bill is the wrong solution to a recession in which there is a short-term collapse of retail demand.
Eno’s Paul Lewis provides a national perspective about transit economic loss in relation to the Sound Transit region.
Eno’s Paul Lewis discusses the impacts of coronavirus on domestic and international travel, as well as falling oil prices.
Developing a Contagious Virus Response Plan for Transit Agencies
TRB: Transportation in the Face of Communicable Disease
Responding To Coronavirus: A Playbook For Marketing And Communications
Preparing Airports for Communicable Diseases on Arriving Flights
Airport Roles in Reducing Transmission of Communicable Diseases Airport Public Health Preparedness and Response: Legal Rights, Powers, and Duties
Germs on a Plane: The Transmission and Risks of Airplane-Borne Diseases
TRB Webinar: Emergency Preparedness Against Infectious Diseases on Public Transit
APTA Webinar: Transit’s Response to COVID-19
TRB Webinar: Transportation & COVID-19 – Practices from other disease outbreaks
Webinar: Transportation Policy Series on COVID-19: Planning in a Pandemic with UITP’s Michelle Batsas