What happened to public transport passengers?
The use of public transport (pt) has changed more than the use of other modes of transport since the COVID-19 pandemic. Although people do take pt again more often since all COVID measures are lifted, the recovery in ridership clearly lags behind compared to users of cars or (electric) bicycles. This is partly because pt travellers continue to work from home much more often than other travellers. They also make fewer business trips. In addition, the number of people who prefer to use pt for leisure activities has decreased. The changes seem largely structural in nature. The pandemic is not the only reason for reduced pt use. Other factors also play a role, such as high inflation and reduced pt timetables. This is concluded by the Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis (KiM) in their publication 'What happened to public transport passengers?'.