b'required beginning June 29 to align with Mayor Ethan Berkowitzs emer- 1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). gency order that required face masks in public spaces throughout the Mu- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): How to Protect nicipality. Yourself & Others. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.On September 9, AnchorRIDES paratransit service started offering gro- html cery store delivery service to current AnchorRIDES eligible customers.Haushofer, B. J. (2020). Which interventions work best AnchorRIDES customers can now place an order with a participating gro- in a pandemic? Science, 368(6495), 10631066. Retrieved cery or pet store offering curbside pick-up and have the items deliveredfrom sciencemag.orgdirectly to their homes. 2Harris, J. E., Boarnet, M., Boynton, K., Brodsky, G.,Cardone, P., Cohen-gould, L.,Welch, W. (2020). THE RIDERSHIP SUBWAYS SEEDED THE MASSIVE CORONAVIRUS Before the pandemic, People Mover ridership was increasing as a re- EPIDEMIC IN NEW YORK CITY. National Bureau of Economic Research, (Working Paper 27021). Retrieved sult of the 2017 system overhaul. For more than a year and a half, startingfrom https://www.nber.org/papers/w27021.pdfin July 2018, ridership increased each month compared to the prior year. Things were improving and then came COVID-19, and People Mover saw3Bliss, L. (2020, April). The New York Subway Got Caught in the Coronavirus Culture War. CithLab. its ridership gains disappear. Between March 18 and April 8, weekday rid- Retrieved from https://www.bloomberg.com/news/ership fell by about 48 percent. When People Mover suspended regulararticles/2020-04-21/the-tenuous-link-between-the-bus service and implemented a new on-demand service for essential tripssubway-and-covid-19only, ridership decreased by 98 percent. Since the reinstatement of busJoselow, M. (2020, July). There Is Little Evidence That service on June 1, ridership has improved slightly it is now down aboutMass Transit Poses a Risk of Coronavirus Outbreaks. 57 percent compared to the same time last year. Scientific American. Retrieved from https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/there-is-little-evidence- that-mass-transit-poses-a-risk-of-coronavirus-MOVING FORWARD outbreaks/PTDs response to COVID-19 continues to evolve and look for ways toPerrero, M. (2020, April). The New Passenger Experience: ease public safety concerns while increasing capacity on the buses andIn a COVID-19 World, Communicating about Cleanliness frequency of services for passengers. is Key. Mass Transit. Retrieved from https://www.masstransitmag.com/management/article/21150016/Central to urban mobility and transportation freedom is a well-oiledthe-new-passenger-experience-in-a-covid19-world-transit system. Public transportation connects people to jobs, housing andcommunicating-about-cleanliness-is-keyopportunity. Public transportation alleviates congestion, making way forSadik-Khan, J., & Solomonow, S. (2020, June). Fear of less roads and more economic activity. People Mover looks forward to aPublic Transit Got Ahead of the Evidence. The Atlantic. time when buses are full and ridership can be encouraged once again. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/fear-transit-bad-cities/612979/22 |UrbanStreets Anchorage'