COVID-19 Travel Curbs Battering US Transportation | WYPR

COVID-19 Travel Curbs Battering US Transportation

Mar 25, 2020

An empty gate lounge at BWI Airport near Baltimore on Friday, March 19, 2020.
Credit photo by Cianna Greaves

As the COVID-19 pandemic has rippled through the US economy, one of the sectors most severely disrupted is transportation, from airlines and inter-city rail and bus lines to mass transit systems and, to a lesser extent, the trucking industry.

For a perspective on how this vital sector of the economy is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, and what relief it might expect from the latest economic stimulus package, we turn to Ian Duncan.  He covers transportation for the Washington Postand joins us on the phone.