Car use and cycling have soared to above pre-pandemic levels in our biggest cities (Melbourne is an obvious exception). Walking is not far behind, but public transport is being shunned.
Without plastic shielding between seats or more efficient engines, the environmental benefits of public transport are lost.
The taxi industry carries 75% of commuters daily, yet, unlike bus and train operators, does not benefit from government subsidies.
As COVID-19 restrictions are eased, cities face crippling congestion if people shun crowded public transport. More frequent and faster services, using innovations like pop-up bus lanes, can avoid this.
How do we overcome this new physical embodiment of fear – the fact that any one of us, including ourselves, could be a threat – and negotiate life after coronavirus?
Masks protect you from infection and protect others from getting sick. But authorities are leaving it up to individuals to decide if they want to wear masks on the bus or train. Here's how to decide.
Governments are throwing billions of taxpayer dollars on stimulus measures after COVID-19. But they must do it diligently, and transparently.
A family enjoy a film at a new drive-in cinema in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia.
The pandemic has forced many people to shift from public transport to car travel. But is this likely to be permanent?
Social distancing isn't really compatible with public transport – especially during peak times. So how can we stay safe if we're starting to take public transport again?
Some new habits we've seen emerging during the pandemic could help us solve tricky problems like traffic congestion, which have challenged our cities for a long time.
Don’t worry, we’re not going back to steam.
The UK cannot wait 30 years for a modern rail network.
After the 'world's biggest work-from-home experiment', many people (and their employers) might decide they needn't commute every day. If even a fraction do that, infrastructure needs will change.
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The transport sector could look very different after the pandemic.
Many operators have lost almost all their fare revenue. Even those who operate on contract terms that reduce the impact of falling patronage must bear the costs of disinfection and other precautions.
Many people don't realise high-income earners are the biggest users of public transport in Australian cities, but it's still low-income earners who are most vulnerable to service disruptions.
New technologies and service models could revolutionise Britain's creaking, privatised bus networks.
Australia can learn from what has been done overseas, especially in China, to keep public transport running while containing the spread of coronavirus.
On-demand public transport has now provided over 1 million rides in 36 trials in various Australian cities. Is the problem of poor suburban public transport on the way to being solved?
Bus travel is now free for all passengers throughout Luxembourg.
Fare free public transport exists in at least 98 cities and towns around the world.
Only the inner suburbs of Melbourne and other capital cities meet the 20-minute neighbourhood test. But we could transform the other suburbs for much less than the cost of current transport projects.