How COVID-19 is Changing Public Transit

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at 9:00 AM
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.

Guests:

Dan Brekke, editor and reporter, KQED News

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

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