U.S., California: BART puts small businesses to work on the railroad during pandemic

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; April 23, 2020

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) is taking unprecedented steps to increase the opportunities available to small businesses during the coronavirus outbreak, helping to continue essential construction projects and keeping small business employees on the job and drawing a paycheck. 

“We are actively soliciting as many small businesses as possible to help us with essential work that has to be done,” said Fei Liu, of BART’s Office of Civil Rights. “Some people say a large organization like BART, it can be bureaucratic. COVID-19 has forced us to be more flexible and innovative.” 

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