The page provides:
- Resources for transit agencies, from various external sources, to aide in agency pandemic response and preparedness.
- The latest information about COVID-19 impacts on public transit statewide and in your community.
Our publication Transit Watch provides key stakeholders with up-to-date information about COVID-19 and its impact on public transit services and our communities that rely on transit.
We also maintain a running, real-time summary list of the latest impacts to specific local agencies, organized by region and updated daily, as well a series of regional fact sheets, updated weekly.
The California Transit Association is closely monitoring federal, state and local actions to combat the outbreak of COVID-19.
Employee risks of occupational exposure to a virus, including in the transit industry, may vary from very high to low risk. The level of risk depends in part on whether jobs require proximity to people potentially infected with the virus, or whether they are required to have either repeated or extended contact with known or suspected sources of a virus.
The Center for Disease Control recommends that transit agencies take the following immediate steps:
- Educate and train employees on proper hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and social distancing techniques.
- Understand and develop work practice and engineering controls that could provide additional protection to your employees and customers, such as the proper selection, use, and disposal of personal protective equipment.
- Review, upgrade, or modify, as needed, your agency’s Standard Operation Procedures for cleaning and disinfecting of railcars, buses, and other transport vehicles.
- Coordinate with local public health departments, utilize your agency’s website, social media, or other outlets to list facts or information, such as developing a Q&A page.
- Coordinate with local media to provide relevant facts.
- Develop or update your agency’s Disaster Plan to include emergency preparedness. Review the plan and conduct employee training and drills regularly.
Each transit agency is encouraged to take the actions deemed appropriate for their system. Geographical location or system size are just a few items to consider when developing your Prevention or Preparedness Plans. For additional guidance, the following references are available:
- Overview of CARES Act
- FAQ From FTA Grantees Regarding Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
- Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
U.S. Department of Transportation
- Corona Disease in 2019 in the U.S.
- COVID-19 Situation Summary
- COVID-19 Communication Resource Videos
- Handouts, Fact Sheets, Posters
- Mass Transit Decision Tool
- Prevention Poster
- Symptoms Poster
CDC Resources for Transit Operators/Workers
- CDC Guidance for Bus Transit Operators
- CDC Guidance for Rail Transit Operators
- CDC Guidance for Transit Maintenance Workers
- CDC Guidance for Transit Station Workers
- 2019 Novel Coronavirus Guidance
- Interim Guidelines for General Industry on 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease
- CDPH, CalSTA and CAL/OSHA COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Public Transit and Intercity Passenger Rail
- California State Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
- California Transit Association COVID-19 Impacts Survey Results
- League of California Cities Coronavirus Resources for Cities
- California State Association of Counties Coronavirus Resources for Counties
- CDPH nCoV2019 FAQ
- CDPH Prevention and Symptoms Poster (English)
- CDPH Prevention and Symptoms Poster (Spanish)
- CDPH Coronavirus Prevention Graphic (English)
- CDPH Coronavirus Prevention Graphic (Spanish)
APTA & CTAA Resources
- APTA Public Transportation Responds: Safeguarding Riders and Employees
- APTA Public Transit Response to Coronavirus or COVID-19
- CTAA Resources Page
Transportation Planning Resources
- TRB A Guide for Public Transportation Pandemic Planning and Response
- TRB Public Transit Emergency Preparedness Against Ebola and Other Infectious Diseases: Legal Issues
- UITP Management of COVID-19 Guidelines for Public Transport Operators
- APTA Developing a Contagious Virus Response Plan
- Smart Growth America Smart Growth and the Pandemic