About a week ago, I wrote the problems my home town, (Cincinnati, Ohio) is having with there transit system. In a recent email note from Market Street Railway (San Francisco), it states the following: All cable car lines and streetcar lines have been shut down until further notice. Trolley Bus and Diesel Buses are running but I am not sure how that will play out. Most likely passengers for those vehicles will have to enter and exit through the rear door keeping them away from the bus operators. The front seats of the vehicles will probably be roped off. This also means that passengers must purchase a pass or some kind of ticket for riding these vehicles. All passengers will have to sit 6 feet away from another passenger and most likely wear face masks. Light Rail and Subways (Including BART) will continue operating because the Operators of such vehicles are isolated away from the passengers in the front of the vehicle. This is probably true for Cal-Trains.
SEPTA of Philadephia has eliminated all PCC Streetcars on the 15 Girard Car Line, stating that a bridge replacement and refurbishment of the cars is needed. It will be interesting to see if SEPTA will reinstate the PCC Streetcars when the Virus Problem is resolved.
If you live in a city and depend on the transit company, call them or go on-line to find out what they are doing to keep the company operating safely for the riding public.
The world, as we know it, is a very different place. But if we have faith in our leaders, most likely we will weather this storm and come out of it OK.
Sincerely yours, railbear601