Passenger Transport August 2020 Vol 78 No 16 - 1

THE SOURCE FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION NEWS AND ANALYSIS	

MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2020

| VOLUME 78, NO. 16

APTA's Mobility &
Rail NOW!
An Interactive Discussion on Mobility, Rail and
Public Transit's Future
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority's new East Village Transit
Center will serve as the downtown area's main public transit hub and be
the anchor for the agency's new 10-mile Prospect MAX BRT line.

KCATA Opens New
Transit Center
THE KANSAS CITY AREA TRANSPORTATION Authority
(KCATA), Kansas City, MO, has opened its new East Village
Transit Center, serving as the downtown area's main public
transit hub and replacing the agency's existing 10th & Main
facility.
East Village provides frequent east-west connections to
the core of downtown and is the anchor for the new 10-mile
Prospect MAX BRT line. Nearly 20 MAX, local and express
routes will serve the center.
The accessible East Village Transit Center will feature
one-step level boarding and will include bike racks, RideKC
Bike rentals and real-time arrival information displays. Future
improvements include free public WiFi. An indoor waiting
area is expected to open when the COVID-19 situation
allows.
"These improvements will allow workers and other residents to get to essential services," said Robbie Makinen,
KCATA president & CEO. "RideKC has taken several steps
to ensure the safety of our customers and operators, including suspending fares, and requiring masks, social distancing
and rear boarding. Together, we can all keep public transportation safe."
In addition, regular weekday service has been restored on
several agency routes, in line with RideKC's Service Restoration Plan and based on a review of ridership patterns, the
need to maintain social distancing and restoring access to
essential jobs and services in areas with no other coverage.

APTA'S MOBILITY & RAIL NOW! VIRTUAL EVENT, AUG. 12-13, presents the best of
the association's Mobility & Rail 2020 conferences, taking participants through a deep
examination both of the latest insights, trends and best practices impacting mobility
and rail today, and the future of public transportation in a post-pandemic world.
Ahead of the event, Passenger Transport invited a broad cross-section of APTA
members to share their most critical priorities, concerns and initiatives. Turn to pageĀ 5
to read how public transit agencies across the country are keeping passengers and
employees safe during the coronavirus pandemic, improving accessibility, expanding
service and more. View the schedule-at-a-glance on page 5.

FTA Supports the Public
Transit Industry's COVID-19
Recovery Efforts
BY K. JANE WILLIAMS
Acting Administrator
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

s- ervice providing essential transportation for critical workers and, more
recently, the general public as communities re-open.
We are committed to supporting
the industry during this public health
emergency with resources, regulatory
relief and technical assistance as we all
work to keep America safe and moving.

PUBLIC TRANSIT AGENCIES AND
frontline transit workers have continued
to provide vital transportation services
for healthcare personnel and other
K. Jane Williams
essential workers during the COVID19 public health emergency. The FTA
is grateful to the transit industry, particularly
FTA'S COVID-19 SUPPORT
our frontline workers, for your commitment and
CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

APTA's Messages Seen
On Capitol Hill
AS PART OF APTA'S CONTINUING EFFORTS to advocate for additional emergency public transit funding, the
association recently had a high-profile presence on two
platforms targeted to Washington, DC, influencers and
decision-makers: Politico's Aug. 3 Morning Transportation
newsletter, https://politi.co/2PuvIWd, and The Hill's dedicated Trans-portation page, thehill.com/policy/transportation.

In a collaborative effort, FTA, HHS and FEMA distributed millions of face coverings to public transit agencies across the
county. Pictured top row, left to right: Clemson Area Transit, PennDOT, The Rapid and WeGo Transit. Pictured bottom row,
left to right: Cache Valley Transit District, CT Transit, Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority and Mountain Line.


https://politi.co/2PuvIWd http://www.thehill.com/policy/transportation

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