Author: Arthur Schurr

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Taking History: Keeping the Future on Track While Preserving the Past

“The challenge of history is to recover the past and introduce it to the present,” remarked historian David Thelen. He’s right. But that challenge ramps up by an order of magnitude when history presents itself in the middle of a multifaceted, essential, constant-operation infrastructure project that must follow all cultural resources mitigation measures as defined by the California Environmental Quality Act.

Transit: It’s Time to Vent

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) has stated that airborne transmission of the coronavirus is more likely than transmission through surface contact. Adequate ventilation and air filtration of HVAC systems can reduce the likelihood of airborne exposure. Every transit agency wants to do everything it can to keep its ridership safe, healthy, and returning. The multi-trillion-dollar, pandemic-clouded question is, how?