Future of Public Transports

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Transport is a derived demand, which means that people and goods don’t use it just for its sake, but for what it produces. Public transportation contributes to a healthier environment by improving air quality and reducing oil consumption. In order to contribute to the environment saving process, most of the people across the globe have shifted towards the use of public transport. Slowly and gradually, public transport has became a crowded means with overloaded commuters.

 

Public Transport During Pandemic

 

After the entry of COVID-19 pandemic, all the systems in the world has went upside down. Things have  experienced a minor setback and shifted from its original path. The same has happened with public transports during the pandemic. Earlier people used to think of environment and use less of private vehicles. Public transport was considered the best way to commute to workplace. But, the pandemic changed the whole scenario. 

To read how, click on some interesting articles below:

https://www.iea.org/articles/changes-in-transport-behaviour-during-the-covid-19-crisis

https://www.teriin.org/article/effects-covid-19-transportation-demand

Read the article to understand what is happening in the world:

https://medium.com/covid-19-public-sector-resources/transportation-and-infrastructure-resources-f132db418858

 

What is the future?

 

Once the world gets over this, everyone will rush to start off their normal lives. Schools, colleges, workplaces and what not! All the doors will be ready to welcome people back to their premises. But amidst all this process of getting back to normal, will the world get back easily to its normal daily behaviour? Will public places and public transports experience the same amount of crowd? What will be the scene of public transports post COVID-19?

To reach out to the answers, read the below links:

https://www.autofutures.tv/2020/05/07/the-future-of-public-transport/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bradtempleton/2020/04/28/will-covid19-sound-the-permanent-death-knell-for-public-transit/#a70a4e93bfa7

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/05/coronavirus-your-daily-commute-will-never-be-the-same-cvd/

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/fear-transit-bad-cities/612979/

https://qrius.com/returning-confidence-in-public-transport-in-a-post-covid-19-world/

https://indianexpress.com/article/coronavirus/covid-19-public-transport-resume-in-countries-uk-us-spain-germany-post-lockdown-6491353/

https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/making-public-transport-safe-during-covid-19/article31828057.ece

 

How to maintain physical distancing in public transport?

 

In the process, the world has adapted physical distancing as its new normal. Public transports were least used during the pandemic and people started using their private vehicles. This has opened doors of motor vehicle companies.  

Read the articles to know how public transport can be used safely in future around the world:

https://thecityfix.com/blog/back-business-enabling-public-bus-systems-post-covid-19-aloke-mukherjee-shilpa-kharwal/

https://www.metrorailnews.in/urban-mobility-redesign-and-rethinking-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

 

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About the Author : Amrita Sinha

 

Amrita is in the field of media. She has a deep inclination towards writing and public speaking. She has an aim of remove stereotypical mindset of the society. She loves to read and photography is her passion.

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