There are nine counties that are represented in the Bay Area Transportation Providers: Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, and San Francisco. As of August, 2020, all the nine counties were being monitored for data that does not meet indicator objectives (CDPH 2020c).
Public transportation providers have impacts or supporting roles on the bolded bullets in the above list. Committing to support contact tracing where appropriate, protect high-risk persons during travel and support physical distancing are all part of this plan and support the ability of the state to modify the Stay-at-Home order and provide for further re-opening. At Stage 3, counties may choose to move forward at their own pace, relaxing orders, which can impact the demand for public transportation. By supporting the community indicators, transportation providers will demonstrate partnership and communitymindedness, allowing for the easing of restrictions and the ability to increase capacity in a safe and moderated way.