Exploring Solutions Post-Pandemic For Transportation And Education In Fairfield County

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, commute, and educate our children. With people working at home, ridership on Metro-North has plummeted. With classes being held online or in hybrid situations, the education achievement gap between the wealthiest school districts in Fairfield County and the poorest has grown.

As part of our work with the Solutions Journalism Network, The WSHU Newsroom is looking at what it would take to get people back on the trains and buses. We are exploring why some education public-private partnerships work, and why others don’t.

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A medida que el Condado de Fairfield emerge de la pandemia, existe la preocupación de que la disparidad de rendimiento en la educación pública haya aumentado.

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With classes being held online or in hybrid situations, the education achievement gap between the wealthiest school districts in Fairfield County and the poorest has grown.

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La Pandemia del COVID-19 diezmó el número de pasajeros en el Metro-North Railroad, la principal arteria de Connecticut hacia la ciudad de New York — lo que provocó numerosos recortes en el servicio. Los pasajeros todavía no han regresado del todo. Algunos expertos están utilizando la crisis para buscar formas de cómo reformular el transporte en el estado.

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The COVID-19 pandemic decimated ridership on Metro-North Railroad, Connecticut’s main artery to New York City — leading to extensive service cuts. Riders still haven’t fully come back. Some experts are using the crisis to look for ways to rethink transportation in the state.