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The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) says initial data on the possible impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on public transport in Europe shows that operators are set to suffer a €40bn shortfall in farebox revenue by the end of 2020.
With India in its third phase of lockdown, and with the loosening of travel restrictions, the question now is: how will this pandemic impact people's movements and activities going forward?
Already facing an industry-wide recession coming into the year, the coronavirus pandemic has leveled the global transportation industry and pushed U.S. freight volume to its largest year-over-year percentage decline since the Association of American Railroads began collecting data in 1989.
London/Frankfurt/Beijing: James Li, a public relations account director, would rather spend an hour sitting in Beijing traffic than risk 30 minutes exposed to crowds on a train. “Traffic is as bad as it could be” but the subway is still too dicey, he said.
Cowboy’s e-bike sales have grown by 230% from January to April 2020, compared to the same time period last year.
The company also reached one million kilometres covered in April, an increase of 800% year on year.
Curfews have paralysed traffic as the COVID-19 pandemic hit many cities, which have started to use this opportunity to promote the bicycle revolution and ban cars from their inner cities. EURACTIV Germany takes a look at Paris, Brussels and Berlin.
COVID-19 is an unprecedented humanitarian challenge for all countries. Six weeks of national lockdown have given India the time to make a concerted effort to flatten the pandemic’s curve. Now attention is shifting to reopening the economy while containing the virus: a conundrum many other nations are also grappling with.
On presenting the government’s anti-crisis plan on 24th April, the Georgian Prime Minister sought to reassure the public that all steps taken by the government during the current time are to protect the health and safety of Georgia’s citizens first, and then the survival of the economy.
According to industry associations, the extensive stoppage of passenger flights all over the world also makes it more difficult to transport international mail. The capacity in cargo holds is scarce, costs more than before, and the transports need more time, the world aviation association IATA and the international postal association UPU announced on Monday in Geneva and Bern. Normally, the majority of mail is carried in the cargo holds of passenger planes. Passenger jets usually fly to destinations that are not served by cargo airlines due to lack of demand.
France’s state-owned rail company SNCF has suffered losses of €2 billion because of coronavirus and may need government aid in order to stave off job cuts, its CEO said in an interview at the weekend.
Developments in the aerospace industry are falling by the wayside because of the coronavirus outbreak’s huge impact on the sector: US planemaker Boeing has abandoned international joint venture plans while European rival Airbus has nixed a project aimed at producing electric-powered aircraft.
How can companies deal with the consequences of the corona crisis?
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Clearer waters in the canals of Venice, a view of the Dhauladhar mountains from Jalandhar after 30 years, and increased bird sightings in our cities — we have been flooded with reports of environmental triumph over the last few months. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unexpected news along with the burgeoning number of cases across the world — of a cleaner climate and wildlife rejuvenation.
What measures are transport organisations across the globe taking in response to the impact of the recent COVID-19 outbreak? This page will be updated with the latest information.
Bike-KM will be more than doubled especially for movement on the WE, but also in #everyday traffic during the week.
This interactive map shows the impact of the coronavirus / COVID-19 crisis on the production of motor vehicles for each of the 27 EU member states plus the United Kingdom.
The world’s top oil producers pulled together a historic deal that should remove about 20 percent of current oil production from world markets to face up to the evaporation of global demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Low-income countries in Africa and Latin America show that COVID-19 disrupts the mobility to #transit the most. In Asia, mobility in low-income countries for all destinations is highly affected.
The figures, unveiled this Saturday by the Ministry of the Interior, also show that for road professionals, on the other hand, confinement has no impact on the death rate.
The global coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold at a staggering pace, decimating lives, livelihoods and the normal functioning of society, as well as interrupting energy demand and CO2 emissions.
A large part of the trains of the railways continue to run, even though much fewer people travel by train. Demand is also falling in freight transport - but there are some new customers, not only for the transport of pasta and toilet paper.
Multiple reports of nature restoring to normalcy during the lockdown period have been doing rounds across the world. People quarantined at home due the coronavirus outbreak have been sharing images of clearer skies and even animals and birds from their homes – all because of reduced pollution.
As global communities respond to COVID-19, public health officials stated that the same type of aggregated, anonymized insights Google uses in products such as Google Maps could be helpful as they make critical decisions to combat COVID-19. These informations are collected in the COVID-19 Community Mobility Report.
What measures are transport organisations across the globe taking in response to the impact of the recent COVID-19 outbreak? This page will be updated with the latest information.
In times of Covid-19 and contact restrictions less people use public transportation. Provider of this economy register falling revenues. the Association of German Transport Companies states that the amount of passengers declined by 80 to 90 %.
No uptick shown in data, unlike that reported in the UK #coronavirus update yesterday (disclaimer, different roads may have different traffic patterns)
Cars still 88% of traffic vs 92% "pre-lockdown" HGV 10% vs 6% #StayHomeSaveLives
Coronavirus stay-at-home orders that went into effect on March 20 have reduced vehicle collisions on California roadways by roughly half, according to a UC Davis survey that is the first to estimate the impact of the extraordinary health orders on traffic.
The drastic implications of the coronavirus crisis on the bicycle industry in Europe are rapidly becoming visible. Companies are looking for both creative as well as radical solutions to adapt new measures to safeguard their businesses for the future.
Social distancing is a privilege of the middle class. For India's slum dwellers, it will be impossible
Tech start-ups worldwide are cutting jobs as the coronavirus pandemic undermines their ability to make money.
Citymapper data shows how drastically citizens have reduced their trips in cities around the world due to the pandemic.
China’s lockdown, which began in January, fully restricted movement of the vast majority of urban residents, essentially halting most transport activities. Now that China has begun to open up again and restrictions are being lifted, cities are taking stock, and seeing some patterns emerge. Many results are not surprising but travel patterns and mode shifts in China indicate that walking and cycling remains the best form of transport – both for the environment and mobility -in the midst of a crisis.
Already in severe slowdown, COVID-19 outbreak and lockdown will further impact the domestic car, two-wheeler and commercial vehicle business
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has imposed a nationwide lockdown in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The restrictions came into force at midnight local time (18:30 GMT) and will be enforced for 21 days.
Since the weekend there are extensive exit restrictions. Data now show how much public life has been cut back in the past few days.
NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) pollution monitoring satellites have detected significant decreases in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) over China. There is evidence that the change is at least partly related to the economic slowdown following the outbreak of coronavirus.
The charts on this page track the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on the world’s economies and asset markets. Most include daily data, which we are updating every working day. This page also contains links to our latest analysis. Impact on Global Economy, China’s Economy, Italy and Mainland Europe etc. (updated 24th Mar.)
Missing quantities in European land transport, less flow of goods in special networks, Parcel services, Rail, Missing returnable containers, Lack of air freight capacity, Port Management, Contract logistics.
"Payment to daily-wage labourers: The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to pay ₹1,000 to 2.037 million construction workers registered with the labour department and 1.5 million self-employed cart owners, small shop owners and rickshaw-pullers."
The UK has partially nationalised its railways as a temporary measure battling the coronavirus crisis. Rail freight remains in commercial hands, while the UK government has taken charge of the passenger rail network. All commercial franchisees have been suspended for at least six months from today. Given that the infrastructure manager Network Rail is a government agency, that leaves freight as the most significant commercial operation on the British railway network.
International movement and connectivity are facing unprecedented challenges as an increasing number of countries around the world close their borders and impose travel restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The patchwork of uncoordinated measures taken complicates compliance by transport operators. This is causing huge delays at borders in many countries and making it increasingly difficult to keep road transport supply chains open.
It was to be expected that the effects of the corona virus on air quality in China would be more than noticeable. The lockdown of various cities in the Chinese province of Hubei, which started on January 23, 2020, halted an entire community. The impact on air quality, as a result of the strong reduction in the burning of fossil fuels, is clearly perceptible from space with the TROPOMI instrument. Chinese New Year and the holiday period that follows it cause a short-term decline in NO2 emissions every year, but the decline started earlier this year, went a lot faster and is lasting longer. The levels of NO2 air pollution above major cities in China have decreased by 30 to 50% compared to a comparable period last year.
As COVID-19 spreads throughout the U.S. and Europe, several disruptions to international ocean transport that will likely have significant effects on the global international trade and supply chain are anticipated.
However, economists say comparisons with the 2009 recession can provide some early indications of where emissions might be headed, and Germany may now well exceed the government's original 2020 target of a 40 percent emissions reduction compared to 1990. Experts also warn that the expected rebound after the recession and the economic stimulus measures risk driving emissions up again strongly in the end.
Levels of air pollutants and warming gases over some cities and regions are showing significant drops as coronavirus impacts work and travel.
Um die Liquidität der niedersächsischen ÖPNV-Verkehrsunternehmen trotz der aktuellen Einnahmeverluste infolge der Corona-Krise zu sichern, wird das Land die monatlichen Finanzhilfen an die Landkreise, kreisfreien Städte und Zweckverbände als ÖPNV-Aufgabenträger für die Monate April bis Dezember 2020 vorziehen und in einem Betrag (landesweit insgesamt 67,5 Millionen Euro) auszahlen.
Uber and Lyft are planning to compensate drivers affected by the coronavirus for up to 14 days. Postmates and Instacart have unveiled “no-contact” food delivery. DoorDash, meanwhile, is letting customers leave in-app instructions if they prefer orders left at the door. Amazon Flex, which taps independent contractors to make deliveries, doesn’t have a policy to compensate drivers and is instead supporting on an “individual, case-by-case basis.” But some workers on these platforms are balking at these steps, saying they still don’t go far enough, and details are scarce.
Global air traffic decreased by 4.3% in February with cancellations of tens of thousands of flights to affected areas. But Rob Jackson, the chair of Global Carbon Project, said this would only be meaningful if it led to long-term behavioural change, particularly in aviation, which is one of the fastest growing sources of emissions.
Was die deutsche Klimapolitik verpasste, könnten die Corona-Krise und ein milder Winter noch schaffen: Deutschland erfüllt sein Klimaziel für 2020. So steht es in einer am Freitag veröffentlichten Analyse des Thinktanks Agora Energiewende. Andere Energieexperten sehen die Prognose als "spekulativ" an. Verglichen mit 2019 könnten die CO2-Emissionen in diesem Jahr um 50 Millionen bis 120 Millionen Tonnen sinken. Das bedeutet eine CO2-Minderung um 40 bis 45 Prozent gegenüber 1990.
In the past month, the world has seen a remarkably large drop in emissions of carbon dioxide, the main driver of global warming. The reason isn’t something to celebrate, though.
The coronavirus outbreak in China, which has sickened at least 80,000 people, has shut down factories, refineries and flights across the country as officials order people to stay home.
Europe is now facing a question that will determine its future. How do we deal with the economic crisis? And can we salvage the Green Deal?
The COVID-19 pandemic is laying bare two unavoidable facts about our new reality: we are more interconnected than ever, and cities are at the frontlines of this crisis and will be at the frontlines of any similarly globalized crisis in the future.
In recent weeks, it has become clear that public transportation is an integral part of the U.S. public health response to COVID-19, continuing to serve millions of trips: Health care workers going to and from their shifts; cleaners, warehouse staff, and food workers reporting to their jobs; utility employees; people making essential trips to purchase food at grocery stores and medicine at pharmacies. Yet transit agencies across the country are under immense financial pressure.
Public transport will be reduced and rail and air traffic will be reduced to a minimum. The corona crisis leads to a massive reduction in mobility. But there remains something that has kept people mobile for over 100 years: the car.
Industry is now a larger source of emissions than coal-fired power generation, and growing, according to researchers.
Some of the area's biggest companies, including Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc, asked employees to work from home, as more people got sick. Rush hour traffic across the Dumbarton Bridge, which links East Bay commuter towns to Silicon Valley, was down 18% on Monday from a week earlier, data from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission/Bay Area Toll Authority showed.
Airlines, railway operators, and bus companies could be temporarily nationalised to ensure transport keeps running during the coronavirus pandemic, the transport secretary has suggested. “The principle should, as far as we can possibly make this work, be that people and individuals and companies are left in the same position when we come out of this,” Grant Shapps, Chairman of Conservative Party, said.
The Seattle Department of Transportation installed temporary load zones in support of local restaurants that are transitioning to take-out and delivery only service.
Lung damage from dirty air may worsen infections, but isolation measures improving air quality. Dirty air is known to cause lung and heart damage and is responsible for at least 8m early deaths a year. This underlying health damage means respiratory infections, such as coronavirus, may well have a more serious impact on city dwellers and those exposed to toxic fumes, than on others.
Amazon.com Inc. plans to hire an additional 100,000 employees in the U.S. as millions of people turn to online deliveries at an unprecedented pace and Americans continue to reorient their lives to limit the spread of the new coronavirus.
The Jakarta government’s decision to limit the use of public transportation in view of the COVID-19 outbreak has backfired, with commuters complaining about the chaos and long queues at bus and train stations on Monday (Mar 16). The services of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT), Light Rail Train and TransJakarta buses were reduced, as announced by Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan on Sunday in a move to "significantly reduce" people's outdoor activities.
Transport for London (TfL) says the coronavirus pandemic could cut passenger revenue by up to £500m following a 19% reduction in Underground trips and a 10% drop in bus traffic during the last week. “Our best forecast, based on government scenarios, is that the financial impact of the coronavirus could be up to £500m,” says TfL’s CFO Mr Simon Kilonback.
The EPHA cites a 2003 report that found that victims of SARS were 84% more likely to die if they lived in an area of moderate air pollution, compared to those who lived an area where it was low.
The number of people using mass transportation in Turkey’s most populated city of Istanbul has
fallen by 17 percent since Turkish authorities announced the first case of the novel coronavirus in the country.
Foot traffic has fallen sharply in cities with big coronavirus outbreaks. Residents of cities affected by covid-19 are heeding advice to stay at home.
A $77 Million Point-To-Point Support Package has been launched. The Singapore Government works with the taxi and Private Hire Car (PHC) operators, the National Taxi Association (NTA) and the National Private Hire Vehicles Association (NPHVA) to gather ground feedback on the impact of the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) outbreak on the Point-to-Point (P2P) industry. Operators have reflected that ridership has declined significantly.
Analysis tries to quantitatively assess the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions like mobility restrictions and social distancing, to better understand the ensuing reduction of mobility flows, individual mobility changes, and impact on contact patterns.