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COVID-19 Regulatory Practices & Model Regulations
The IATR’s most recent project, IATR Regulatory Practices and Model Regulations for COVID-19 Health, Safety & Resiliency, will address scenarios that create contingency plans for future crises and prepare the industry for a possible second wave of COVID-19, should that present itself. The model pandemic regulations will discuss the potential long-term implications of current regulations, and adapt them to present a plan that addresses the needs of all industry operators in the short- and long-term. The subject matter includes:
• Vehicle Cleaning and Disinfection • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Drivers and Passengers • Maintaining Distance Between Drivers and Passengers (Social Distancing, Group Rides) • Vehicle Partitions • COVID-19 Testing and Symptom Screening • Accessibility (Paratransit and Non-Emergency Medical Transport) • Agency Operations • Industry Aid and Relief • Governance and Communication • Regulation of Specialty Modes (Food/Package Delivery, School Bus, Micro-Mobility – shared e-scooters, bikes, and mopeds) • Collaboration, Research, and Coordination
Mandates, guidance, and other safety and health regulations, consistent with the IATR’s revised mission statement of “Multi-Modal Mobility Innovation for All” will cover all transportation modes, including taxicabs, limousines, Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), buses and motor coaches, school buses, public paratransit and Non-Emergency Medical Transport (NEMT), micro-mobility (bike and e-scooter share, tuk-tuks and e-mopeds), and specialized topics such as airport ground transport and nightlife transportation. This international public hearing will commence with a presentation by the IATR’s COVID-19 Task Force, which will cover the results of an international regulator survey on best practices, a review of the proposed model regulations, as well as a summary of the written comments received from the public and the extension committee (IATR Advisory Board members). Following this presentation, scheduled live testimony from pre-registered stakeholders will be heard, and public hearing attendees can submit live comments and questions through the Zoom chat feature, and after the pre-registered speakers testify.
Moderator: Matthew W. Daus, Esq., IATR President
• Rupal Bapat, IATR Accessible Transport Committee Co-Chair, Chicago BACP • David Do, IATR Technology & Innovation Committee Chair, Washington D.C. DFHV • Isabelle Ducharme, IATR Accessible Transport Committee Co-Chair, Kéroul • Bill Gonis, IATR Australian Regulators Committee Co-Chair, Australian PTA • Terry Mercer, IATR TNC Regulators Committee Chair, Rhode Island DPUC • Karl Mortimer, IATR Australian Regulators Committee Co-Chair, Australian DIT • Carlton Thomas, IATR Board Chair, City of Austin Intl. Airport • Sylvain Tousignant, IATR Canadian Regulators Committee Chair, Montréal Taxi Bureau
Featured Speakers & Testimony: • Elia Ferrer Travé, Free-Now • Lidia Signor, International Association of Public Transport (UITP) • Arthur Guzzetti, American Public Transportation Association (APTA) • Ray A. Mundy, Airport Ground Transportation Assn. (AGTA)
Link to Model Regulations: https://bit.ly/3dGRq4G If you are interested in testifying, please email email@example.com for more info on how to register.