Prof. Matti Siemiatycki speaks to Toronto Star on the rebound of public transit

December 16, 2020 by School of Cities Staff

"Not long after the global health crisis reached Canada, rates of public transit use across the country dropped by about 85 per cent, according to prof. Matti Siemiatycki of University of Toronto’s geography and planning department. The transportation policy expert said there were fears transit agencies in Canada would have to make drastic service cuts. “Public transit networks have been among the most impacted sectors in the economy from the pandemic,” he said in a recent interview."

Canadian transit is facing a lot of challenges due to falling ridership during the pandemic. In this story, Jacob Serebrin gathers opinions from experts across Canada on the post-pandemic recovery of Canadian public transit, with comments from Prof. Matti Siemiatycki.

Read it here: Build it, and they will come’: Canada’s public transit looks to rebound from COVID-19. Via Toronto Star