Back to Business: Enabling Public Bus Systems Post-COVID-19

The ongoing pandemic has wreaked immense and lasting damage to India’s economy, and passenger transport has been particularly affected. COVID-19’s far-reaching impact on the aviation and railway industry is well-documented, along with the struggles…

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What Could Be: A 2030 Retrospective on Urban Mobility After COVID-19

COVID-19 is a radical moment in so many ways. By disrupting urban systems so profoundly, it has thrust the question of urban futures before us in a way that we…

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Public Transport After COVID-19 Lockdowns: It’s Time to Innovate and Change Benchmarks of Success

In less than two months, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives, causing sickness, death, economic loss and fear. While this global health and safety crisis has been challenging for…

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Addis Ababa Is Fighting to Avoid the Worst of COVID-19, But Transport Challenges Are Hampering Containment Efforts

Contrary to what many speculated, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ethiopia has been low so far. As of May 18, 2020, the Ministry of Health confirmed it had…

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Colombia’s New National Urban Mobility Policy Is Mostly a Good Thing

In the midst of COVID-19 precautions that have curtailed movement around the world, Colombia has released a new national road map for urban and regional mobility. It sends a powerful…

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From My Window: A View of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Curitiba

Despite the unprecedented quarantine that most of us find ourselves under, I was recently forced to travel to Curitiba, Brazil, for personal reasons. I am staying in an apartment on…

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3 Ways China’s Transport Sector Is Working to Recover from COVID-19 Lockdowns

Ghost-like cities with deserted metro cars and empty buses have been a vivid manifestation of how COVID-19 has affected society worldwide. As elsewhere, public transport ridership in Chinese cities dipped…

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Safer, More Sustainable Transport in a Post-COVID-19 World

The COVID-19 crisis has shown that effective public transport is vital to keeping cities running. By serving essential workers in health care, emergency services, food services, and other sectors, public…

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Biking Provides a Critical Lifeline During the Coronavirus Crisis

As the world works to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 3.9 billion people are under full or partial lockdown orders, as of mid-April. Cities have curtailed…

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Bogotá Company Deploys 400 Free E-Bikes to Help Health Workers Respond to COVID-19

COVID-19 is shutting down urban transportation networks around the world. But to “flatten the curve” and save lives, critical frontline health workers still need to get to work. In Bogotá,…

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