COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, Lifting Pandemic Lockdown / Updates On California High Speed Rail / Saving Public Transit, Zero Emissions Vehicles In State Budget
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Nurse practitioner Robert McCary gives the thumbs up as his picture is taken while nurse Anil Shandil gives him the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.
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California has a new plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution and another way to get in line; CapRadio’s Healthcare Reporter Sammy Caiola has details of the plan and how counties play a role. Transportation in all forms also continues to be significantly impacted by the pandemic, including the state’s high speed rail project; we get updates on what’s needed to save public transit amid COVID-19. Plus, what it’ll take to transition to all-electric vehicles after Governor Newsom set aside some $1.5 billion to help electric and hydrogen vehicles in the new state budget proposal.
- CapRadio Healthcare Reporter Sammy Caiola checks-in with updates on the plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution in California, including a new way to get in line
- California High-Speed Rail Authority CEO Brian Kelly updates the status of the state’s high-speed rail project, what to expect next, and answers some of the criticism the state’s largest infrastructure project in history has received over the years, including this week
- California Transit Association Executive Director Michael Pimentel explains how to save public transit following a major dip in ridership and revenue due to COVID-19
- Politico California Transportation Reporter Debra Kahn checks-in with her reporting on the status of Zero-Emission Vehicles in the state
Insight recorded parts of today's show on Wednesday but has new reporting from Sammy Caiola on California's vaccine distribution. Wednesday's episode is archived here. It was pre-recorded due to NPR's special coverage on the Trump impeachment.