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THE SOURCE FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION NEWS AND ANALYSIS
APTA Releases New
Guidance on Cleaning,
APTA HAS RELEASED RECOMMENDED industry guidance for cleaning and disinfecting public transit vehicles and
facilities in response to a pandemic. The white paper was
developed by APTA's Technical Advisory Group of industry
representatives and LTK Engineering and approved by the
association's Mobility Recovery & Restoration Task Force.
The "APTA Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance", which
draws from proven best practices, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, and public health experts, is designed
to aid public transit agencies of all sizes and modes in
developing maintenance, cleaning and disinfecting programs
for their vehicles and facilities. Many of the ideas discussed
in the document are currently being implemented in the
-public transportation industry and related sectors that are
working to mitigate the transmission of coronavirus.
The white paper also focuses on the mitigation of contagious virus spread by using more traditional ways of cleaning and disinfecting, including chemical disinfection, but also
more "cutting edge" methods such as the use of UV light.
Also included in the document are sections on cleaning
RECOMMENDED GUIDANCE CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
Conference & EXPO
Courtesy of Visit Anaheim
APTA HAS RESCHEDULED ITS OCT. 2020 TRANSFORM
Conference & EXPO due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The event will now take place March 14-17, 2021,
in Anaheim, CA.
APTA is exploring exciting opportunities to deliver an
abridged virtual conference in the fall. Stay tuned for more
information. We will continue to update www.apta.com and
www.aptaexpo.com with important information.
MONDAY, JUNE 29, 2020
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Inequity: The Time Is Now
As Americans struggle with the impact of the COVID-19
pandemic, which has uprooted every aspect of their personal
and professional lives, they have had to come face-to-face
with another very real epidemic-that of racial inequity.
The killings of George Floyd and many other people of color
at the hands of the police have rocked our nation and have
re-awakened in us the need for systemic, positive change.
THIS ISSUE OF PASSENGER TRANSPORT IS DEDICATED TO RACIAL EQUALITY
and to the stories of those APTA members and staff who were both brave and honest
enough to share their experiences. APTA Chair Nuria I. Fernandez and APTA President
and CEO Paul P. Skoutelas share their perspectives in our C
- ommentary section [see
It is clear that, 155 years after the end of the Civil War, we as individuals, organizations
and communities still have a great deal of work to do to eliminate many of the long--
established and ingrained barriers that Black America faces today.
In this ONE-QUESTION feature, Passenger Transport invited
participants to address the following question: As the U.S.
-confronts erasing systemic racism in the aftermath of the killings of
George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks, and other tragic events, how can
the public transit industry work to promote and embrace racial
-justice and equity?
We Need to Stand Together as an Industry to Stomp Out Racism
BY FREDDIE C. FULLER II
Vice President, Electronic Payment Systems,
National Chair, Conference of Minority
Transportation Officials (COMTO)
WHAT A YEAR 2020 HAS BEEN SO FAR. Who
knew, that as a country, we
would finally begin to see with
clearer vision the racial inequities many of us have been
talking about all of our lives,
and at the same time begin
to hear how many of us feel
about race relations in the
Now is not a time for any of us to be silent.
I have decided that I will speak up and speak out,
and I challenge you to speak up and speak out
about the racism that you face and witness.
I cannot go any further without saying their
names: Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and
George Floyd, to name a few. These names
are etched into my memory because they were
senselessly killed, in part, because they were
Black in America. It is time for senseless killings
and police brutality to stop.
I have talked about race in the workplace over
the last three weeks more than I ever have in
my professional career. It's become exhausting
listening to the stories of racism my colleagues
have experienced in their personal lives and at
work, while others appear surprised to learn of
these experiences as though they have never
heard similar stories before. It amazes me that
people are still shocked at stories of racism. You
would think that we would be much further along
by now, but the reality is, we are not.
Many stories in our country's history have
been swept under the rug and kept out of our
history books with the intention of keeping us in
the dark when it comes to the racial injustices
that have occurred in America. So much so, that
this year's Juneteenth celebration was like a new
awakening for those outside of our community-
and sadly to say, for some within. The lack of
ONE QUESTION: FREDDIE FULLER
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