28 Apr 2020


This Thursday organizes busworld academy its third webinar about the covid-19 effects on the bus and coach sector: How to restart bus operations after a lockdown? (Thursday 30 apr 2020; 6.00 am edt - 3.00 pm cest - 6.30 pm ist - 9.00 pm cst.) Four executive speakers will share their experiences and insights during this Busworld Academy webinar, and try to answer the burning “After Covid-19” questions for you.

This webinar is aiming at managers in bus and coach companies and industry associations, worldwide and at all stakeholders that want to contribute to the revival of the industry. Handled the first webinar the topic “How can governments contribute to the survival of bus and coach operators during and after a covid-19 crisis?” and was the second webinar about “Generating income, reducing costs during Covid-19”, now the third in the sequence is what to do after restrictions and bans on travel may be lifted, partially. The revitalization of society after a lockdown will be probably a phased and difficult process. The offer of adapted and safe public transport will be extremely important. Respect for social distancing and hygienic needs for both passengers and staff is top priority in preventing the further spread of the Covid-19 virus, while the relaunch of normal activity must prevent more economic and social loss.

Appropriate service designs need to be well thought through, in public transport in general, and bus services in particular. How do public transport agencies and operators prepare for this? What are first experiences of those who already started up again? What measures are being taken in what phase of the process? How is the client/passenger behaving? Has he/she kept trust in collective transportation? And how can small and middle sized bus operators start up again after several weeks or months without income?

The speakers are: Mrs. Elke Van den Brandt, Minister of Transportation of the Brussels Government, Belgium; Mr. Li Feng, Deputy Director at the Jinan Public Transport Group Co., Ltd., China; Mr. Prasanna Patwardhan, President BOCI, India; Mario Péloquin, Chief Operating Officer at the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, USA.

Register here: https://www.busworldacademy.org/seminar/busworld-academy-covid-19-webinar-2

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