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With a major drop in U.S. transit ridership since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, an increased understanding of infectious disease in confined spaces and the role of droplets and particles in transmission has been increasingly important to the bus industry. A combination of experiments, models, and simulations in fluid dynamics has been employed to understand how aerosols move in spaces containing people.

TRB's Transportation Insights 2: Air Quality in Transit Buses provides a summary of a June 2022 in-person TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Insight Event.

Suggested Citation

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Air Quality in Transit Buses. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Publication Info

61 pages |  8.5 x 11 |  Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-69853-5

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