Location intelligence: how smart thinking has kept West Midlands transport on the rails

Tom Allen
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Public transport passenger numbers in the West Midlands fell 90% in early 2020
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Public transport passenger numbers in the West Midlands fell 90% in early 2020

Key workers' reliance on public transport meant it was vital to keep it running throughout the pandemic - despite national attempts to scale back

The sudden shock of coronavirus sent public transport use plummeting in 2020. The number of journeys fell by more than two-thirds, and distance travelled was down as much as 80 per cent for some forms...

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