Did Covid Infect Public Transport?

5th of July 2022, by Enroute

The SARS-CoV-2 virus has been with us for over two years now and its effects are still being felt around the world. Working partly from home has become established at many companies and the mouth-nose mask has become our constant companion. But what about the transport and mobility sector? 

At the onset of the pandemic, drastic cuts were immediately apparent and mobility providers such as public transport companies looked with concern at the declining numbers of commuters. Survey results at the beginning of the pandemic show a pronounced affinity of travelers for private transport and a decline in the use of public or shared modes of transport. But after only a few months it was clear that this was only a temporary phase. Back in May 2020, we published an article on the assessment of the pandemic situation that pointed to the continued existence of shared mobility. If you are interested in the details and our outlook regarding the shared mobility industry of tomorrow, you can read it again here

Meanwhile, there are already well-founded statistics that prove that commuting will return. For example, the results of a PWC study on the topic of commuting after the pandemic state that more people are confident than last year that COVID-19 will not have a long-lasting effect on how they travel on public transport, with 70% saying that they will travel in the same way as they did before the pandemic.

Uncontested, the Covid-19 pandemic was a shock to the mobility industry and evoked a major decline in public transit ridership. This decline in commuters has highlighted how important it is for mobility providers to offer their passengers additional services that make their journey more enjoyable. Enroute offers the perfect solution for affected mobility providers who want to offer their customers an additional benefit and a unique riding experience. By enabling passengers to access their favorite online stores via the mobility providers’ app, Enroute increases the entertainment of the customers on board and thus also their loyalty.