School bus safety during the COVID-19 pandemic: 8 recommendations

A researcher explains what it will take to make sure children are reasonably safe from catching the coronavirus aboard school buses.

Jesse Capecelatro, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan • conversation
Sept. 3, 2020 ~9 min

 covid-19  sars-cov-2  coronavirus-2020  buses  k-12-education  transportation  aerosols

Why a UK 'cycling and walking revolution' won't reduce car travel

New bike lanes are a good idea for health and air quality, but the convenience of car travel for most journeys will remain.

David Metz, Honorary Professor of Transport Studies, UCL • conversation
Aug. 24, 2020 ~6 min

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Cars: transition from lockdown is a fork in the road – here are two possible outcomes for future travel

The pandemic has forced many people to shift from public transport to car travel. But is this likely to be permanent?

Nicole Badstuber, Researcher in Transport Policy and Governance, UCL • conversation
June 3, 2020 ~7 min

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Buses need more than funding – they need a total redesign

New technologies and service models could revolutionise Britain's creaking, privatised bus networks.

Stephen Potter, Professor of Transport Strategy, The Open University • conversation
March 17, 2020 ~5 min

 travel  public-transport  buses  uber  ride-sharing

Would you ditch your car if public transport was free? Here's what researchers have found

Fare free public transport exists in at least 98 cities and towns around the world.

Enrica Papa, Senior Lecturer in Transport Planning, University of Westminster • conversation
March 5, 2020 ~5 min

 urban-life  transport-emissions  electric-vehicles  cars  public-transport  buses