The pandemic could devastate mass transit in the U.S. — and not for the reason you think

January 24, 2021 ☼ pandemicenvironment

Source: POLITICO - Link

The workforce may be a lot different from what it was before the pandemic — and it may not be traveling in the same way it once did.

“I see the rush hours opening up wider,” Chicago’s Derwinski predicted. “I see the ridership patterns becoming more fluid — where it used to be your traditional 7:30-9:00, I see it now going maybe 6:30-10:00, because people will be like, ‘Yeah, when I have to come downtown I’ll come downtown.’”

This is all about work habits changed by the pandemic.