California Transit Association


Coronavirus Awareness

The page provides:

  • Resources for transit agencies, from various external sources, to aide in agency pandemic response and preparedness.
  • The latest information about COVID-19 impacts on public transit statewide and in your community.

Our publication Transit Watch provides key stakeholders with up-to-date information about COVID-19 and its impact on public transit services and our communities that rely on transit.

Transit Watch

We also maintain a running, real-time summary list of the latest impacts to specific local agencies, organized by region and updated daily, as well a series of regional fact sheets, updated weekly.

COVID-19 Impacts

Bay Area Fact Sheet                   Northern & Central California Fact Sheet

San Diego Fact Sheet                 Southern California Fact Sheet


The California Transit Association is closely monitoring federal, state and local actions to combat the outbreak of COVID-19.

Employee risks of occupational exposure to a virus, including in the transit industry, may vary from very high to low risk. The level of risk depends in part on whether jobs require proximity to people potentially infected with the virus, or whether they are required to have either repeated or extended contact with known or suspected sources of a virus.

The Center for Disease Control recommends that transit agencies take the following immediate steps:

  • Educate and train employees on proper hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and social distancing techniques.
  • Understand and develop work practice and engineering controls that could provide additional protection to your employees and customers, such as the proper selection, use, and disposal of personal protective equipment.
  • Review, upgrade, or modify, as needed, your agency’s Standard Operation Procedures for cleaning and disinfecting of railcars, buses, and other transport vehicles.
  • Coordinate with local public health departments, utilize your agency’s website, social media, or other outlets to list facts or information, such as developing a Q&A page.
  • Coordinate with local media to provide relevant facts.
  • Develop or update your agency’s Disaster Plan to include emergency preparedness. Review the plan and conduct employee training and drills regularly.



Each transit agency is encouraged to take the actions deemed appropriate for their system. Geographical location or system size are just a few items to consider when developing your Prevention or Preparedness Plans. For additional guidance, the following references are available:

Federal Resources

FTA Resources

U.S. Department of Transportation

CDC Resources

CDC Resources for Transit Operators/Workers

OSHA Resources

California Resources

APTA & CTAA Resources

Transportation Planning Resources

Other Resources