Matt Carpenter

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The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority is urging businesses and major institutions, like universities, to help flatten the rush-hour curve as they reopen after the pandemic closures. 


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The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority is getting a boost in funding from the federal government to help cover operational costs during the coronavirus pandemic.

We get the details from WEMU’s Taylor Pinson.


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Financial loses caused by the coronavirus are forcing the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority to lay off 15 percent of its workforce.


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Many aspects of daily life have been dramatically changed due to COVID-19, and public transportation is certainly no exception.  Although services like the Ann Arbor Area Transportion Authority (AAATA) promote a cleaner environment, they still have financial obligations and public health matters to consider.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," AAATA CEO Matt Carpenter explains how his organization and other forms of public transit in Michigan are adapting to the pandemic in a conversation with WEMU's David Fair.