Federico Francisco
Ministry of Infrastructure and Housing, Portugal

The COVID-19 pandemic, the lockdowns and the need for social distancing had a devastating impact on all collective transport systems. In a matter of days, streets became empty, while buses and trains became emptier, but not completely empty.

Pere Calvet
UITP, International Association of Public Transport

The crisis generated by Covid-19 had a major impact on public transport systems across Mediterranean countries. Public and private sector stakeholders adopted all necessary measures to guarantee service continuity, ensuring the mobility of essential front-line workers. Existing services kept running or new ones put in place sto encure an adequate mobility alternative.