Daily News Briefs, April 6, 2020

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MTA Employees Are Particularly Hard Hit by COVID-19

The Chief-Leader reports, “Even maintaining scaled-back bus and subway service is increasingly a challenge for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, as its entire workforce feels the weight of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Transport Workers Union Local 100, nine of its members have died from COVID-19. Two members of the Subway Surface Supervisors Association have died as well. As of April 2, the MTA confirmed that more than 600 employees had tested positive and that 3,049 people employed by NYC Transit were in quarantine, with at least another 1,000 who work for its commuter railroads and Bridges and Tunnels division in quarantine.”

Highway-Tunnel-Bridge Safety (Includes COVID-19 Impacts) Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) New York New York City


Dulles Toll Road Users Now Need Exact Change or a Transponder

The Washington Post reports, “Starting [today], Dulles Toll Road users must have exact change or a means of paying their tolls electronically, officials announced Friday. The shift away from manual toll collection will bring the Dulles Toll Road in line with other facilities in the state. The change is part of an effort to protect members of the public and toll collectors” during the COVID-19 epidemic.

Dulles Toll Road Highway-Tunnel-Bridge Safety (Includes COVID-19 Impacts) Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Virginia Washington (DC) Metro Region


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