Home Front: Time to get moving on cost-efficient transport

Government subsidies have shot up since bus contracting and the new rail financing framework. And with Covid-19, lower ridership means lower fare revenue. Let’s re-imagine sustainable alternatives as a way forward.

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Next, the virtues of telecommuting should not be forgotten, even if we manage to overcome the Covid-19 crisis. Working from home reduces the load on a city's transport infrastructure, which is costly to build and costlier to maintain.

It also improves work efficiency and quality of life because it helps us reclaim up to three hours a day spent commuting.

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