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Old 05-19-2020, 12:39 PM   #41
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People are betting on more traffic and increased demand for cars —since public transport is now known as The Main Source of COVID19 in the US.
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Old 05-19-2020, 12:50 PM   #42
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What's public transportation?
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Old 05-19-2020, 01:06 PM   #43
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People are betting on more traffic and increased demand for cars —since public transport is now known as The Main Source of COVID19 in the US.
I don't know. In most respects my company is very old school. Yet, even they have been surprised at how productive people have been from home and are not rushing anyone back that doesn't absolutely have to be there. I think people will be working from home more often. Enough to make up for additional volume in trying to avoid public transportation? I don't know. In the near term, probably.
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I don't know. In most respects my company is very old school. Yet, even they have been surprised at how productive people have been from home and are not rushing anyone back that doesn't absolutely have to be there.
Our company has taken notice too. In fact, our main IT office in DC has already made the decision that most people can now WFH full time. The office space problem they've had there for years will no longer be a problem.

I think we'll end up doing the same in Tampa for a good number of people, myself included.
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It would be nice if you guys are right. It would decrease traffic.
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Old 05-21-2020, 07:44 AM   #46
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It would be nice if you guys are right. It would decrease traffic.
Probably made up for somewhat by all the deliveries going on...and likely to continue in the future.
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Old 05-21-2020, 08:35 AM   #47
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Probably made up for somewhat by all the deliveries going on...and likely to continue in the future.
That's a good point, but I'd like to think that volume of traffic is not concentrated at rush hour.
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That's a good point, but I'd like to think that volume of traffic is not concentrated at rush hour.
That would certainly be nice. One plus to working remotely as a matter of course (I've been doing it for four years), is I don't concern myself much with that--except getting my son to and from school. But I have now moved about half a mile (a hair more) from his new high school, so he can walk...
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