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Resilience

Resilient public transport for resilient cities
How public transport can build resilience to continue providing services through crises

Flooded streets in Europe and Asia, bush fires in Australia, record high temperatures in India, deteriorating energy security and a pandemic; crises are becoming more frequent and more extreme. To continue providing essential mobility in these situations, public transport must be ready and prepared.

Be it because of global warming, geopolitical conflict or global health, crises are bound to happen more often. In the case of extreme weather, their frequency and intensity will depend on how much the average temperature increases. But in any case, public transport will have to increase its resilience to keep functioning through crises and recover quickly.

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Public transport will have to adapt and become more resilient to continue providing services through these events. Only then will public transport remain the backbone of sustainable (urban) mobility.

But what does it mean for public transport to be resilient? Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. In other words, how quickly can the sector adapt to change and bounce back to provide the services people have come to expect?

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