New Ways Cities are Adapting their Transportation Resources

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According to Mass Transit, the critical need for transportation during the pandemic has forced cities across the world to adapt their transit services — or launch new ones — to address the rapidly changing needs of their communities.

In Washington State, Ben Franklin Transit partnered with Via to launch an on-demand transit service in West Pasco, starting with support for essential travel needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Los Angeles, Calif., Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority responded to ever-changing needs due to the coronavirus by expanding its three existing zones to include medical centers, grocery stores and pharmacies.

On the northeast coast of the United States, one Ivy League university replaced its existing fixed-route shuttle service for students with an on-demand, extended-hour service, providing riders with a safe mobility option for essential needs.

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