Planning for Transit in the New Normal

Transit was hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic that reached North America in early 2020. As the economy was shut down and people were told to shelter at home, transit ridership dropped and fares and other sources of revenues declined, in some cases precipitously. To its benefit, transit clearly demonstrated that it is a vital public service, transporting essential workers and others to jobs, medical care, grocery stores and other services. Transit planners are looking beyond the pandemic and recovery, reviewing and updating adopted long range plans and short range programs to reflect anticipated changes in travel demand and available funds. This paper lists some of the “known unknowns” facing transit planners, identifies data and tools available to them, and offers examples showing how transit planners are using these data and tools to support thoughtful decisions.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01763708
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRBAM-21-01687
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 23 2020 11:09AM