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LOL Work from home for some, is threatening the viability of mass Transit for all.

By Tenpoundbass follow Tenpoundbass   2021 May 12, 10:32am 79 views   0 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


While President Joe Biden pushes for $2.3 trillion in infrastructure spending with billions for mass transit, operators of commuter rail and buses are fretting over a burgeoning work-from-home culture that threatens to depress revenue for years after the pandemic.

Before the white-collar American workday became a homebound litany of video meetings with a backbeat of tumble-drying laundry, almost 12% of workers in the largest metropolitan areas were mass-transit commuters, according to the U.S. Census. Just 45% of ridership is back nationally, according to the American Public Transportation Association, even as the U.S. averages 2.2 million Covid-19 shots per day and major cities are reopening.

Public transportation depends on the ability to crowd trains and buses with enough passengers to cover costs.
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