HOW WILL COVID-19 IMPACT TRANSPORTATION NEEDS? The COVID-19 public health crisis has led to dramatic changes in travel decisions and traffic patterns as a result of widespread telecommuting, increased demand for home delivery services, and a surge in walking and bicycling. The pandemic has caused financial strain on households, businesses, and public agencies, but it also has spurred new ideas and innovation. While the long-term impacts of COVID-19 are not yet known, transportation planners are paying close attention to the economic rebound and shifts in travel behavior that may lead to new trends. Community leaders must be willing to adapt to a future shaped by the long-term impacts of the global pandemic.
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