The coronavirus pandemic has spread rapidly across the globe, causing a complete halt in daily routines, ripping through our global resources, and in some extreme cases, taking lives. The whole world is in crisis mode, but for what may be the first time in history, we’re fighting a common enemy.
Public transport is the backbone of cities, providing an essential service to keep cities moving, particularly in times of pandemics. The key objective for public transport operators therefore has to be maintaining a minimum service.
To that end, Gautrain together with experienced experts will discuss the importance of running an effective and safe public transport system, the measures undertaken and a keen insight into newly introduced processes that will stay in the long term.
The virtual discussion will take place on 29 JULY 2020 | 12:00 PM CAT.
”Public transport; a significant player in the mobility ecosystem is now facing enormous challenges due to the current health crisis. However it’s also plays a crucial role in connecting health care workers and other essential workers to their jobs.”
”As governments consider economic stimulus and how to reboot urban economies, Gauteng Provincial Government’s current strategic focus is Smart Mobility as an enabler of the vision for growing Gauteng’s economy. Smart Mobility refers to the innovative ways of getting around. It involves the use of various transport modes that are smarter, cleaner, safer and integrated and that moves people, goods and services more efficiently.
Whilst the future is uncertain, rebuilding trust between public transport operators and passengers will be key to recover the numbers” – Gautrain Team.
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