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Policy Hackathon: Can public transit recover from Covid-19?

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Mass transit, almost by definition, is a pandemic-fighter’s nightmare, with strangers crammed into enclosed spaces, breathing the same air. So it’s no wonder that Covid-19 wreaked havoc with America’s public transportation networks. Millions of workers stopped commuting and worked from home, kids stopped going to school, and stores and restaurants shuttered. Empty buses and train cars were a good sign, at first, that people were heeding calls for social distancing. But it got more complicated from there. Within weeks, we realized that grocery employees and hospital workers, renamed “essential workers”…

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