In July 2020, the California Transit Association released “Transit is Essential: Recommendations for the Future of Transit,” a new report that details a series of best practices and policy recommendations intended to improve the safety, efficiency, and viability of transit operations during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
The report, which was approved by the Association’s Executive Committee, represents the culmination of two months of research, industry outreach and discussion overseen by the Association’s COVID-19 Transit Crisis Relief Task Force.
Task Force members include:
- Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
- Central Contra Costa Transit Authority
- Golden Empire Transit District (Chaired by Karen King, CEO; and Vice Chair, California Transit Association)
- Long Beach Transit
- Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
- Monterey-Salinas Transit
- Orange County Transportation Authority
- San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
- San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District
- San Mateo County Transit District
- Santa Maria Area Transit
- Victor Valley Transit Authority
Beyond their intended use by California’s transit agencies, the recommendations in the report were formally submitted to the American Public Transportation Association’s Mobility Recovery & Restoration Task Force as well to the California State Legislature and the United States Congress.