May 8, 2021

Transportation

Public transit is still recovering

Full recovery for public transportation could take up to three years

Nancy Dahlberg | 4/28/2021

During the pandemic, Clinton Forbes, executive director for Palm Tran, the Palm Beach County transit agency, has seen transit use fall 50%. Transit use has begun creeping back, but full recovery to 2019 levels may be years away, he says.

Forbes, who has 30 years of experience in public transportation, is also the chairman of the Florida Public Transit Association, which represents more than 40 transit systems around the state, all deemed essential services during the pandemic. In that role, he brought them together in virtual meetings to share best practices from transit agencies around the country. “We did not capitulate. We adapted; we innovated; and we kept our systems running.”

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