Tapping changes in commuting patterns to rethink concepts

An ST Engineering Strobo autonomous bus at the Autonomous Mobility Summit in Singapore in 2019.
An ST Engineering Strobo autonomous bus at the Autonomous Mobility Summit in Singapore in 2019.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - When Singaporeans began working from home, public transport usage fell and taxi and private-hire car drivers' incomes plummeted, as the dreaded morning commute became a thing of the past.

But even after the circuit breaker was lifted and workers were given the green light to return to their offices, ridership remains lower than it was before the pandemic hit.

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