Every person living in an urban area should have access to safe, frequent, affordable and accessible public transport within a 10 minute walk from their home.
Public transport connects us – to our loved ones, our communities, our jobs and our cities. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, public transport systems and workers have kept our cities moving for the millions of essential workers and city residents who rely on services every day.
But public transport is facing its own crisis: falling ridership has exacerbated already huge funding gaps.
The COVID-19 crisis has made it clear that we need urgent investments in public transport to deliver safe, reliable and affordable services for the millions of residents living in our cities.
Workers, mayors, union leaders and city residents across the globe are standing together to call on world leaders to make the transformative investments we need to drive a green and just economic recovery, create millions of jobs and confront the climate crisis.
Join workers, mayors, union leaders and city residents around the world who are taking action to protect livelihoods, create good green jobs, and confront the climate crisis.
Public transport is at the heart of cities around the world – helping people get to and from work, connecting families, all while providing jobs and supporting livelihoods. Yet falling passenger numbers during the COVID-19 pandemic have led to financial crises for public transport systems that are already facing neglect from governments. It is time to take urgent action to invest in public transport globally, to ensure that:
Together, we will build a brighter, more sustainable and more financially secure future for everyone, everywhere.
10 November 2021 | 11:45-1:15pm GMT
Join us in a virtual roundtable where mayors, unions leaders, transport workers and civil society groups will discuss and exchange ideas on the future of public transport.
The Governor of Jakarta, Anies Baswedan, will present a global call for long-term sustainable investment in safe, accessible and affordable public transport with decent jobs.
Hear the views of mayors, workers, activists and campaigners. Contribute your ideas and help us build a strong movement for an urgent modal shift to public transport.
The event will be moderated by Kamal Ahmed, Editor-in-Chief and co-founder The News Movement and former BBC and Guardian journalist
Speakers and interventions will include:
The event will be live interpreted into English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Korean, Bahasa and Tagalog. Thank you RLS Brussels for sponsoring the interpretation of four languages.