The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced approximately 15.5 million cloth facial coverings will be sent to the transportation workforce.
DOT, alongside the Department of Homeland Security, has been working with states, industries and stakeholders to ensure that transportation workers receive the support they need. The cloth facial coverings secured by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be sent out over the coming weeks through the U.S. Postal Service.
Distribution of cloth facial coverings:
Mass Transit and Passenger Rail 4.8 million
Aviation 3.8 million
Maritime 2.4 million
Freight Rail 2.2 million
Highway and Motor Carrier 2.1 million
Pipeline Systems 258,000
“Transportation workers are on the frontlines of keeping our transportation systems operational during this public health emergency and their well-being and safety is paramount,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.