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Is The Coronavirus The Transportation Industry’s Opportunity? (OPINION)

Is The Coronavirus The Transportation Industry’s Opportunity? (OPINION)

Mar 27, 2020,04:00am EDT
Timothy Papandreou

2020 has started off in nightmarish biblical proportions- droughts, fires, floods, and a pandemic virus that has gripped the planet. The response by governments, companies and communities over the COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly impacted our way of life and that of our local, regional and global transportation systems. The speed with which these impacts have been felt is significant as global airlines, national railways and local subway and bus systems experience free-fall declines in customers. The resulting pressure to reduce service or even shut down operations altogether has thrown the systems into worst-case scenarios and un-chartered territory. It also offers us a unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to re-imagine the transportation system and move it towards a more resilient, equitable and seamless experience... FULL ARTICLE

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