In the U.S., 10.5 billion trips are made on public transit every year and this number is growing at a record rate. If you are among those billions, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you will be in a crowded rush hour train or bus with someone who is battling a cold or flu. You may curse (internally) the sick riders, but let’s face it, we’ve all been that coughing person with the runny nose. In today’s world, being sick is not an excuse to stay home.
HOW CAN WE HELP TRANSIT COMMUTERS STAY A LITTLE HEALTHIER THIS COLD AND FLU SEASON?
We set out to understand the science behind the spread of disease as well as the behaviors and motivations of transit riders trying to stay healthy. We interviewed, observed, shadowed, and hashtagged.
Learn more about Project Transfer at gravitytank.com/transfer
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