Omicron disrupts transit services as workers call out sick
COVID cases are surging throughout the country due to the highly contagious Omicron variant. Transit companies have been working tirelessly to maintain essential transit services during the pandemic. Unfortunately, now they’re starting to feel the strain more than ever as more employees continue to call out sick.
Home to the country’s largest mass transit system, New York City’s MTA suspended service for three subway lines earlier this month due to worker illnesses. In Chicago, the second-largest public transit system has been experiencing longer wait times and trip cancellations as more employees call out due to illness or self-quarantining. Keep reading to learn more about how the pandemic is impacting the transit industry and what companies are doing to maintain operations.
As the industry faces these challenges, it’s critical to take as many steps as possible to implement solutions to minimize the impact. PassioTech’s innovative solutions are not only providing passengers with real-time travel info, but being used for effective contact-tracing as new variants emerge. Contact us today to get started if you’re ready to learn how Passio’s technology can enhance your operations.