Laura will discuss her plan for a collective commitment to shift from car ridership to public transportation, arguing that such initiatives are now necessary following the upending of the world of energy since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February.
Her Op-Ed on the subject, ‘Why improving urban mobility requires a new commitment to sustainable public transportation’ is attached. In it, she calls for a compact among transportation and mobility providers, public transit authorities, drivers and passengers, associations for the environment and urban transportation, and government. Each would commit to specified actions to reach the common objectives of decreasing the average number of trips taken by car globally from 85% to 60%.
The proposal is an example of Transdev’s commitment to public-private partnerships for sustainable public transportation to achieve cleaner and more energy-efficient means of transportation.
Transdev is one of the largest private providers of multiple modes of transport in North America. Cities, counties, airports, companies, and universities contract with Transdev to operate their transportation systems. Since 2016, Transdev has been a pioneer in the deployment, operations and innovation of zero emission and electrification of public transportation.
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