No Match Found
Until further notice, the 1.5-meter society is our new reality. And this immediately presents public transport companies with major challenges. A better spread of passengers is necessary. According to Fons Kop and Marieke Baarslag, transport companies will not be able to manage this on their own. The effort of many different parties will be needed to achieve this.
Fons Kop: ‘The more economic activity, the more things will start to move. In an open economy, activity means movement of people and products. This can immediately be seen from Google Earth data. This crisis is a wake-up call. Transport was already reaching the limits of its capacity and of its impact on the environment. We need to give structural thought to transport and travel and consider to what extent all movements are really necessary.’
Marieke Baarslag: ‘Transport companies’ revenues have decreased dramatically. The government has to step in now to prevent them from collapsing. This is not a sustainable model. We will therefore have to consider new business models.’