advertisement advertisement advertisement Seven months after the United States declared COVID-19 a national health emergency, subway ridership across the country remains 36% below last year’s level. According to Apple Mobility Trends (an imperfect, but commonly accepted measure of commuters’ intentions) public-transport ridership around the globe remains deeply depressed due to fears of contagion. Despite evidence from world capitals that passengers aren’t super-spreaders so long as they wear masks and remain silent, urban residents are still hesitant to return to public transport—and many of them don’t see the necessity to commute when downtowns have become ghost towns in an era of work-from-anywhere . advertisement Yet it remains imperative for cities to rebuild trust in public transport—their very survival depends on it. Post-COVID gridlock , soaring carbon emissions, and homes far removed from jobs that can’t be performed via Zoom … [Read more...] about How do we rebuild trust in transport?