Public transit thanks governments for keeping people moving safely
The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) thanked the prime minister, deputy prime minister, and premiers for their help in keeping people moving safely.
Even during the height of the lockdown, transit was moving a million people a day—many of them essential workers. As the economy reopens, ridership is increasing and even though it will not reach pre-pandemic levels likely for years, transit services will need to remain relatively high to prevent crowding on board vehicles.
“Transit systems thank governments for keeping people moving safely,” said Marco D’Angelo, CUTA’s CEO. “We are grateful that the essential role transit played during the pandemic was recognized, alongside our important role in supporting a safe restart of the economy. Reaching agreement we know wasn’t easy, but our riders are the better for it that governments found a way to yes.”
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