Before Covid-19 transformed the way we live, work, and travel, the future of public transport was looking good. This was particularly so in urban areas, with forecasts from organisations such as the UN predicting up to 68% of the world’s population would be living in urban areas by 2050. Coupled with the decline in the use of cars, the future was looking bright particularly for commuter trains, tubes, trams, and buses.
However, since Covid-19 hit and populations around the world quickly locked down, public transport came to be seen as a major vector for the spread of the illness. With many businesses subsequently questioning the need for large offices and hubs in cities, and some openly talking of having a network of smaller more local offices, the future shape of public transport is in doubt. That being said, from conversations with clients across all sectors, the mood is positive.
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