Transportation is a lot different in 2020 than it was in 2019, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The key question now is what changes wrought by the coronavirus will still be affecting transit systems next year and into the longer term?
Today’s episode of ASCE Plot Points is devoted to answering those questions. A special expert panel, assembled by the ASCE Transportation and Development Institute, discusses “COVID-19 Impacts on Future Planning, Design and Operations Choices for Transit Systems.”
Dan Becker, who runs his own consulting firm in Washington State, with more than 40 years of experience working in the private sector and with public agencies developing projects all across the West.
Marsha Anderson Bomar, the assistant general manager for capital programs delivery for MARTA (the Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transit Authority). She is also a member of the ASCE Board of Direction as a director of the Technical Regional Board of Governors and a former president of T&DI.
And Robert “Buz” Paaswell, Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering at City College of New York and Director of the CUNY Institute for Urban Systems. Paaswell served as CEO of the Chicago Transit Authority, is active, globally, in transit issues and has been elected a Distinguished Member of ASCE.
Listen to the episode below, and subscribe to the show wherever you listen to podcasts.