NACTO resource hub tracks COVID-19’s impact on transportation

Dive Brief:

Bloomberg Philanthropies and the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) launched the Transportation Response Center, an online resource to give mayors and other leaders real-time information on the transportation strategies cities are deploying to adapt to the new coronavirus.

The resource hub will serve as a repository of “actionable, adaptable practices” to protect residents from COVID-19 such as efforts to convert parking spaces into pick-up zones for food from restaurants; to allow rear-door bus boarding or waive transit fares; to open certain roads for pedestrians and bicyclists exclusively.

The hub will also have safety information on how agencies can keep workers protected; how to provide safe rides to testing facilities; and how to publicly communicate new transit policies.