This course, taught in January 2021, explores the importance of public transportation to social and economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and seeks to identify approaches to restoring transit ridership, with a focus on Metro Boston. Its objectives are to (1) understand whether and how the COVID-19 pandemic can advance sustainable mobility, and specifically the role(s) of public transportation in the COVID-19 recovery process, and (2) identify policies and/or interventions that may encourage pre-COVID transit riders to return to transit and attract net new transit ridership.
During the course, the draft Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2030 was open for public comment. Students created a rough outline of a comment that later formed the basis for a letter that Jim Aloisi submitted.
Instructor: Jim Aloisi