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Dr. Kari Watkins: What’s next for public transit?

Dr. Kari Watkins, from the University of California, Davis, will be available for interviews on Tuesday, October 11, from 4-5:30 p.m. ET.

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Tuesday, October 11, from 4-5:30 p.m. ET

For many public transit systems, ridership is much lower today than pre-pandemic levels.

Available expert:

Dr. Kari Watkins is an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Davis, and can discuss topics including:

  • Public transit ridership trends, and why they matter to communities;
  • Why some transit agencies are facing a “fiscal cliff” when pandemic-related aid expires;
  • How cities are trying to increase ridership amid the widespread shift away from in-office work–and what seems to be working;
  • How public transit affects climate change, public health, and traffic congestion; and
  • Her research on ways to make transportation more equitable and environmentally friendly.

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