The March 2021 World Conference on Transport Research Society Research Newsletter is now available. This edition includes items on the WCTRS Covid-19 Task Force; the Social Media Outreach of the Society; an Introduction to Topic Area A – Transport Modes: General; the WCTRS Latin America CARs Council Group; and a two-part webinar run by SIG F1 on the impacts of COVID-19 on transport and spatial development.
Professor Tae Hoon Oum, PhD, MBA
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The WCTR Society’s Covid-19 Task Force has formulated a five-point recommendations for policy makers who are responsible for deciding when to end the Covid-19 lockdown period, and to those who are responsible for allocating nearly $12 trillion (worldwide) fiscal/monetary stimulus funds including central bankers.
We give clear reasons why the socially optimal lockdown period is longer than what citizens and business communities want. Further, the decision on when to end the lockdown should be made by state/province instead of choosing a uniform lockdown period by a country. If it is possible to control people movement across boundary, it is also, preferable to choose lockdown period by each city or county.
The remaining four recommendations focus on Transport and Logistics sector organization, including aviation and urban transit, in preparation for the post-lockdown period. For the full 3-page recommendations, please click WCTR Society Recommendations on COVID-19 Policy Decisions.
As part of a series of activities to promote the sharing of research and practical understanding of travel behaviour responses, industry and government strategies and the resultant social, environmental and economic impacts, WCTRS is pleased to host a database of studies being conducted globally on this topic. You can now download the first iteration of the database of submitted studies. This database will grow over time and be updated. If you have a study to be added then please email the WCTRS Secretary.
If you have suggestions for specific fields of information we can hold as we improve the database to make it more useful then please also get in touch. The database is open for all academic, government, consultant and charitable foundation funded work.