There Is Little Evidence That Mass Transit Poses a Risk of Coronavirus Outbreaks

  • Author: Maxine Joselow
  • Source: Scientific American
  • Date: 07/28/2020

"In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ben Fried made a difficult decision: He stopped riding New York City’s subway system.

He was not alone. Ridership on the city’s notoriously packed commuter trains dropped 92% in mid-April, when New York emerged as an epicenter of the global health crisis.

For Fried, the decision was especially tough because he serves as communications director for TransitCenter, an advocacy group that touts the environmental benefits of mass transit."

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