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Public transport strategy and epidemic prevention framework in the Context of Covid-19

Naveen, BR and Gurtoo, A (2022) Public transport strategy and epidemic prevention framework in the Context of Covid-19. In: Transport Policy, 116 . pp. 165-174.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2021.12.005


As countries across the world modify their travel in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, the first casualty becomes the public transport sector. Transport authorities across the world have reported about 95 reduction in users during peak COVID-19, decrease of fare box revenues and additional costs for disinfecting and implementing physical distancing measures. The public transport companies in India face a larger crisis as nearly 85 people travelling intercity use public road transport in normal times. In this paper we drawpassenger clusters based on their travel dynamics and develop two frameworks, namely, passenger driven transportation strategy framework and epidemic prevention strategy framework to deal with the COVID-19 induced travel changes. The frameworks use three tenets of mobility, namely, agility, integrated movement, and public based partnership. The strategies aim to enable the transport enterprises to open new windows of travel and efficiencies for the passengers rather than restricting access and choices. However, security remains fundamental to making these new and innovative service changes possible. © 2021 Elsevier Ltd

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Transport Policy
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Authors
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Management Studies
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2022 06:15
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 06:15
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/70797

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