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Keeping Idaho's Mass Transit Safe During a Pandemic

person walking onto a Valley Regional Transit bus.
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With the state under a “stay at home” order, there are fewer cars on the road. In the Treasure Valley, public transportation is an essential service and remains an important mode of transportation for many people working essential jobs. 

Boise State Public Radio’s Morning Edition host George Prentice talked with Mark Carnopis of Valley Regional Transit to learn more about the business of moving people while keeping riders and drivers safe during a pandemic. 

 

As COVID-19 cases spread through the U.S. and Idaho, we’re committed to keeping you updated and informed. You can get updated info on cases, closures and how to stay healthy at any time on our Coronavirus news blog.

 

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Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!