APTA continues to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and the association is providing information resources to public transportation organizations in North America.
Highlighted APTA Communications
- March 26 Press Release > APTA Applauds Bipartisan Agreement, Passage of CARES ACT that includes $25 Billion for Public Transit
- March 26 Legislative Update > CARES Act Provides $25 Billion for Public Transit
- March 23 Press Release > House and Senate Coronavirus Bills Include Desperately Needed Funding for Essential Public Transit Services
- March 19 Legislative Action Alert > We Need Your Help In Securing Emergency Public Transit COVID-19 Funding
Answers from APTA
The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. This virus was first detected in late 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, and this coronavirus has now been identified in many locations internationally, including in the United States and Canada.