Approaches to School Transportation During a Pandemic
Schools are reopening to in-person learning mid-pandemic. Will a tsunami of additional cars flood the roads to school? This webinar will review the current status of COVID-safety on school buses, safe walking and biking options, and more. Families, schools, and transportation planners can implement these strategies to avoid schools becoming centers of air pollution from parent drop off. Speakers will examine past trends in how kids got to school, what the data tells us about the current situation, and how school transportation fits into the greater traffic safety and traffic congestion conversation. Join this lively discussion to learn more about safe school transportation alternatives available now.
Alejandrina Mendez Martinez | Minneapolis Public Schools
Ale is Transportation Project Coordinator for Minneapolis Public Schools. Prior to joining her current district role, she spent six years working on the ground in school transportation at Emerson Elementary School, including on-site traffic management during a major school expansion project.
Tom Thoemke | Voigt’s Bus
Tom is the safety and compliance officer at Voigt’s Bus, a school bus and motor coach transportation company in the Twin Cities market. He started as a school bus driver while studying political science at the University of Minnesota.
Amy Morgan | City of Minneapolis
Amy Morgan is an Associate Transportation Planner with the City of Minneapolis. As part of her work, she is involved in the Safe Routes to School work group in partnership with Minneapolis Public Schools.