Recent Streetsblog USA posts about COVID-19

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Why Schools Are Paying Parents to Drive

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Accelerating school bus driver shortages during the pandemic are crippling the single largest segment of the U.S. public transportation fleet and forcing districts to pay parents to drive their kids to class instead — and the U.S. may not be able to fill the gaps until these essential workers are finally given the wages, benefits and protections they deserve, advocates say. 
Photo: Stephen Braitsch via Streetsblog SF

How To Make a COVID-Era Pop-Up Park Permanent

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San Francisco activists are fighting their city’s decision to allow high-speed vehicle traffic back onto a road that was transformed into a beloved public park during the pandemic — and the legal mechanism they’re using to do it could be a blueprint for advocates across the country fighting to keep their own COVID-era street improvements.