Making Transport Resilient to Pandemics
While the COVID-19 pandemic caused unprecedented challenges for the entire transport sector, it also highlighted the necessity of having a resilient transport system to ensure a continuous supply of goods and the movement of essential workers. At the same time, however, transport can , unfortunately, provide a mechanism for spreading contagious diseases, a fact little attention has been paid to in the past. Moving forward, the transport sector should plan for greater resilience towards future pandemics and prevent disease spread as much as possible. As “Building Back Better” progresses, the transport sector must ensure it does so with resilience to various risks in mind and in a way that contributes to achieving universal access, efficiency, safety and green mobility.
In responding to COVID-19, the transport sector witnessed a variety of short-term actions and policy measures across high, middle and low-income countries. For these short-term actions to be more effective in the longer term, transport and health sectors need an integrated approach.
With support from the HVT Programme, TRL has prepared guidelines providing practical guidance for the sector – and for LMICs more specifically – on how to make transport resilient to pandemics.
This webinar is the first in a series of thematic webinars being organised in the framework of the Global Transport Knowledge Partnership (gTKP). To register visit https://irfnet.ch/event/making-transport-resilient-to-pandemics/