Across the globe, governments have fast tracked the use of mobile and IoT technologies in the fight against Coronavirus. At the same time, leading cities are supporting shared bike schemes and dedicated cycle routes. They are also evaluating the viability of public transport systems where ridership has decreased by as much as 90% in some places.
As passengers gradually return to public and private sector transport systems, service providers need to deal with changed priorities. There is now an imperative to manage transport capacity and passenger density both at stations and inside buses and trains. In addition, facilities owners must demonstrate that they are satisfying more demanding health and safety rules. Coordination across public and private sector service providers and their users will be as fundamental to this transition as better sourcing and uses of data.