Webinar: Transit’s Response to the Coronavirus

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) hosted a webinar on transit’s response to the coronavirus. You can watch the webinar and download the slides here:

“Transit’s Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)”

Learn about the transit industry’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and how agencies have dealt with the outbreak of SARS and other infectious diseases in the past.

Hear from transit agency CEOs, risk and safety officers, and a university biosafety specialist regarding best practices and how to prepare your agency for a potential spread of the virus.

In addition, APTA provides an overview of its standard on “Developing a Contagious Virus Response Plan” and also discusses important Transportation Research Board publications on disease planning and response.

Moderator: Jeff Nelson, APTA Vice Chair and GM, MetroLink, Moline, IL


  • Karl Gnadt, GM, Champaign-Urbana MTD, Urbana, IL
  • Betty Hasserjian, Acting Chief Safety Officer, TTC, Toronto, ON
  • Kenneth Hernandez, Chief Risk, Safety and Asset Management Officer, LA Metro, Los Angeles, CA
  • Esmeralda Meyer, M.D., JM., Associate Biosafety Officer, Environmental Health and Safety Office, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Additional resources for transit providers regarding the coronavirus:

to request a different date or venue for this course — or request a new course entirely.