COVID-19 has turned the transport world upside down, with most national governments imposing lockdowns and travel bans. This has caused journey numbers to plummet across all modes, jeopardizing the future of many transportation businesses.
One major impact of COVID-19 will be on sociocultural behavior, with differing views on the degree to which various features of the current lockdown will continue once the crisis has abated.
Some of the impacted behaviors that affect the transportation sector are these:
- Home working
- Home schooling
- Retail choices
- Travel choices (both local and international)
We have produced a paper exploring initial industry thinking on what these could mean for the future of transportation, and which approaches we at Mott MacDonald think transport professionals could use to navigate the uncertainty.
View our white paper COVID-19 and the future of transportation.