The Effect of COVID-19 on Mobility and Equity: A Case Study on Transit Users in Baltimore, Maryland

This research investigates the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on public transit riders and operators in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. The research team will send a survey questionnaire to transit riders and a survey to transit operators to investigate safety perceptions and adjustments made during the pandemic. Using General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) schedule data and agency ridership data before and during the COVID-19 outbreak, the team will investigate schedule adjustments made by the Maryland Transit Administration and compare Baltimore ridership reduction during the pandemic with some other cities, such as Washington, D.C. The research aims to identify the issues and challenges that need to be addressed for a new understanding of the role of transit during and post the COVID-19 pandemic.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $150000
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Urban Mobility & Equity Center

    Morgan State University
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21251
  • Performing Organizations:

    Morgan State University

    1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
    Baltimore, MD 21251, Maryland  United States  21251
  • Principal Investigators:

    Jeihani, Mansoureh

    Chavis, Celeste

  • Start Date: 20200601
  • Expected Completion Date: 20201031
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01741859
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Urban Mobility & Equity Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A43551747123
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jun 3 2020 2:14PM