Covid-19 and transportation: 5 things cities can do right now
City transportation officials are responding and innovating in real time to address the growing Covid-19 crisis. Even as workplaces shift to telecommuting and travel demand drops, they’re adapting to help essential employees get to work while keeping supply chains moving, residents safe, and transit workers protected.
A new resource to track all this fast-paced action launched earlier this week. A partnership between Bloomberg Philanthropies and the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), the Transportation Resource Center is designed to help city leaders stay on top of all the transportation innovations bubbling out of cities and, most importantly, help them spread quickly.
With that in mind, we asked Janette Sadik-Khan, a former New York City transportation commissioner and now principal with Bloomberg Associates, and Corinne Kisner, the executive director of NACTO, what five transportation initiatives city leaders should be focused on right now.