Road to Recovery Webinar: The Federal Role in Transit’s COVID Recovery
Public transportation has been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The stay at home orders have dramatically reduced ridership, fares, and tax revenues, while the ongoing health concerns about the virus make a return to normal timeline far from certain. Meanwhile, public transportation has demonstrated its value as an essential service during the pandemic, and it will remain essential for an economic recovery. The federal government has recognized this, providing $25B in emergency funding in the CARES Act that for the first time included flexibility to spend on operations. As we transition from pandemic response to recovery, what role will the federal government play in keeping public transportation moving? This webinar will dive into the question: What does federal policy look like in a recovery for transit?
Robert Puentes, President and CEO, Eno Center for Transportation
Christopher Pangilinan, Head of Global Policy, Public Transportation, Uber
Grace Crunican, Former General Manager, BART
Darnell Grisby, Director of Policy Development and Research, APTA