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The impact of COVID-19 on public transportation and future mobility solutions

Where there is a problem, innovators or entrepreneurs can fix it. But it’s not enough to solve today’s problems anymore – that’s reactive. So, what can we do better today to solve tomorrow’s problems and create solutions that will make a difference for all of us in the months and years to come? 

Covid-19 has sent shock waves through the mobility ecosystem. If we look at Google’s mobility trends, it is obvious that public transportation systems have taken a hard hit. As states reopen, people in the United States still choose to drive and walk rather than use public transport (see the chart below). Personal cars provide a sense of safety. Despite this, the U.S. car sales had their worst quarter since the Great Recession in the second quarter. There is no safe harbor anymore for one of the biggest industries in the world, and to thrive through this pandemic, automakers will need to adjust, and not only them. Cities and municipalities have to adapt as well. (…)


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