SCAG Report Shows Significant Drop in Travel During Early Months of COVID-19; Troubling Patterns Emerge as Economy Reopens
One of the nation’s most congested metropolitan areas has seen a significant decline in vehicle traffic, transit use and air travel since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the first comprehensive analysis of the coronavirus’ impact on planes, trains and automobiles in Southern California.
The study, conducted by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), analyzed roadway, rail and air traffic in the six-county region during the early months of the pandemic. SCAG will continue to monitor and report on these trends over the coming months as the economy reopens and the region shows signs of recovery.
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See the full study: Snapshop of COVID-19 Transportation Impacts in the SCAG Region