CDC wants people to drive solo to avoid coronavirus, sparking fear over more congestion and emissions

“There has been a lot of excitement about whether teleworking may persist after restrictions lift, but I think it’s just as likely that ridership on many public transit systems will drop,” said Steven Davis, an Earth scientist at the University of California, Irvine. “There are probably limits to this kind of personal transportation rebound. How many people will go out and buy a car if they didn’t already own one?” Davis said. “I suspect the answer to that question will determine whether health concerns drive an increase in car commuting or teleworking.”