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02/02/2021

 


 CDC Issues Mask Mandate for Public Transportation

The new mask requirement, which implements President Joe Biden's Executive Order 13998, applies to all travelers on U.S. public transportation systems, including rail, van, bus, and motorcoach services.
Photo courtesy Marc A. Hermann, MTA NYC Transit via Flickr

 

  From Metro:

The new mask requirement, which implements President Joe Biden's Executive Order 13998, applies to all travelers on U.S. public transportation systems, including rail, van, bus, and motorcoach services.

As the pandemic continues to surge, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an order imposing a mask requirement for all travelers on U.S. public transportation systems, including rail, van, bus, and motorcoach services, to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.

The CDC order, effective Tuesday, implements President Joe Biden's Executive Order 13998, Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel, "to save lives and allow all Americans, including the millions of people employed in the transportation industry, to travel and work safely."

The order states that individuals will be required to wear masks when traveling on conveyances, meaning "an aircraft, train, road vehicle, vessel … or other means of transport, including military," into and within the U.S. Additionally, the order states that individuals must wear masks at public transportation hubs, including any fixed facility at which passengers are picked up or dropped off.

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  Why operators should sign up for Charter Service Registry

Owners of bus and motorcoach companies should sign up for the Charter Service Registry to show Congress that the Charter Service Rule, which protects private companies from competing against local transit, is important for the industry.


    From Bus & Motorcoach News:

Owners of bus and motorcoach companies should sign up for the Charter Service Registry to show Congress that the Charter Service Rule, which protects private companies from competing against local transit, is important for the industry.

For years, Ken Presley, United Motorcoach Association's Vice President, Legislative & Regulatory Affairs & Industry Relations/COO, has been an advocate for the Federal Transit Administration registry. "If you are not registered, you cannot use the charter service regulation to prevent a public transit from taking a charter or file a complaint," Presley said. "The regulation is there for your protection - register!"

Numbers jump

After he offered that advice during a Jan. 21 UMA Town Hall, the list grew from 217 to 284.

UMA is looking at the Charter Service Registry as a way to jump-start this year's legislative agenda with a strong showing, leading into work to get relief funding this spring.

"If you watch the news at all, you'll see that Democrats are going to submit another relief bill, and they hope to pass it by mid-March," Presley said. "We are trying to get CERTS 2.0 in that bill to see if we can get another slug of money to help the industry. So, there's a lot of work and a lot of lobbyists working on that right now."

Dwindling participation in the FTA's Charter Service Registry could put the program in jeopardy. Presley thinks the list should include closer to 2,000 operators.

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 N.J. District Receives Donation of School Bus Disinfecting Systems

Frontline Innovations plans to install its modular electrostatic disinfection units (shown here) on two of Bayonne (N.J.) School District's buses free of charge.
Photo courtesy Frontline Innovations

  
    From School Bus Fleet:

Frontline Innovations plans to install its modular electrostatic disinfection units (shown here) on two of Bayonne (N.J.) School District's buses free of charge.  Bayonne (N.J.) School District has received a donation of two modular electrostatic disinfection units (MEDS) to clean its school buses.

John Niesz, the district's superintendent of schools, made the announcement about the donation from Bayonne-based company Frontline Innovations at the district's board of education meeting on Tuesday (his remarks begin at 1:45). The systems will reportedly be installed on two of the district's school buses free of charge.

"MEDS is a disinfection system utilizing patented electrostatic spray technology," Niesz told the board as he read information about the product. "The spray system is perfect for ambulances, professional medical spaces, and mass transit systems."

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