Cities Need Good Public Transport More Than Ever. BRT Shows Us How.

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The COVID-19 pandemic had significant impacts on public transport systems worldwide. Public health restrictions in cities limited the mobility of many—the International Energy Agency reported a nearly 50% fall in global road transport activity in the first few months of the crisis. Now, more than three years since the height of the pandemic, many public transport systems are still recovering from a decline in ridership and funding, and many more continue to struggle with a lack of resources. High-quality, reliable public transport is essential to all cities, especially in lower- and middle-income countries where public transport is often the only accessible option for millions of people. High-quality public transport is also critical to addressing the growing emissions, congestion, inequality, and traffic violence associated with increases in private vehicle use. As we face future crises, cities must have robust transport infrastructure and services that serve the needs of their diverse populations.

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