“Everyone deserves a fair and unprejudiced opportunity to enjoy health and well-being.” I’m pretty sure that most readers agree with this statement. I’m more certain that few of us think about how ‘health and well-being’ are impacted by public transportation. A few years ago, Dace West suggested that, “[public] transit helps increase physical activity, lowers levels of disease related to environmental factors, and results in greater pedestrian and vehicular safety.” These benefits are consistent with what many Missoulians believe, I think. Missoula is a place where citizens place high value on the protection and enhancement of personal well-being, community and the environment. In other words, we appreciate where we live and the ways in which our community encourages an optimistic quality of life.
- The US Department of Transportation on Friday turned down a petition by a group of labor unions who sought a federal mask requirement for passengers riding on public transportation, according to a Rolling Stone report.
- In a letter to the Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO labor federation, the administration took the position of deeming additional rules as unnecessary.
- The announcement came on the same day that President Trump revealed that he and first lady Melania Trump had contracted the coronavirus.
- At a virtual town hall on Saturday, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said that the department “stupidly” rejected the petition.
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The US Department of Transportation on Friday turned down a petition by a group of labor unions who sought a federal mask requirement for passengers riding on major modes of transit, including airplanes, buses, trains.
In a letter to the Transportation Trades