How COVID-19 is Changing Public Transit

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A mostly empty BART train at the Embarcadero Station during the afternoon on Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020. (Beth LaBerge/KQED)

California transit agencies have been hit hard financially by the coronavirus pandemic and months of stay-at-home orders. Ridership is way down for many services and some have been eliminated. But BART opened new stations over the weekend in Milpitas and San Jose, kicking off a new era of public transportation for the South Bay. And on Monday, Sen. Scott Wiener announced his proposed Sustainable Transportation COVID-19 Recovery Act to fast-track construction for public transit projects. This hour, we'll answer your questions about what changes are in store for public transit.


Dan Brekke, editor and reporter, KQED News

Jeffrey Tumlin, director of transportation, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency