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 Distinguished Transport Lecture | 
Public Transit Before, During, and Following 
the Pandemic:
A View From California
Professor Brian D. Taylor  | Professor of Urban Planning | 
Director, Institute of Transportation Studies | 
Director, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies | UCLA

Public investment in public transit in the United States has been growing in the 21st century, particularly in its most populous and wealthiest state: California. However, ridership on buses and trains has been eroding since the start of the Great Recession in the late 2000s. As observed, recovery from COVID-19 pandemic has been slow. This talk explores the many dimensions of lagging ridership prior to, during, and coming out of the pandemic in California, in spite of many impressive investments in and improvements to transit service. It will also examine what might be done to revive transit use in the months and years ahead, and what lessons the California experience may have for other places which would have the similar situation.

Organised by:

Institute of Transport Studies, The University of Hong Kong


28 September 2021, Tuesday


10:00-11:00am (HKT)


ZOOM Online

FREE Admission


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