Message from MBTA President Paul Bradbury on COVID-19
Please know that the Staff and Board of the Maine Better Transportation Association continue to monitor issues related to COVID-19. While there has been ample media coverage on the situation, some more accurate than others, we are following the recommendations of Maine and US CDC in order to promote public safety and joining others in trying to control the spread of COVID-19.
Regarding upcoming events, we have canceled the April 9 Transportation on Tap networking event and will review the rest of our calendar on a case-by-case basis. Because our annual meeting on May 7th is nearly two months away, we haven’t yet postponed it but are likely to. We will let you know about that shortly.
We are following Governor Janet Mills’ recommendation regarding limiting non-essential travel and large meetings. While the original recommendation was to cancel meetings of 250 attendees or more, that number now applies to meetings of 50 or more. For smaller committee meetings, until further notice, we will set up conference calls or Zoom meetings. We will update events quickly on our MBTA Facebook page, and website, and with emails.
There are several great sources of information on how to contain COVID-19. The state has developed 211Maine and Maine CDC for Business.
Please let us know if you have questions or concerns we may be able to help with. In Maine, we know how to come together during tough times, and we are confident we will see that during this time of uncertainty as well. Let’s band together to contain the spread of COVID-19. Thank you!
Paul H. Bradbury, President