Mask Rule for Public Transit Blocked

October 12, 2020

The White House reportedly blocked a rule proposed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that would require employees and passengers to wear masks on all commercial and public transit vehicles in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus. In an insider’s look at one particular transit sector—buses—a union safety official recently described in an Issues online exclusive how COVID-19 disproportionally affects drivers and passengers, why their plight has been routinely ignored, and what technical and policy options can make buses safer for all.

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