Public transport companies risk losing many travelers if they do not adapt to the pandemic, the Norwegian Automobile Federation (NAF) warns. Fewer and fewer Norwegians say they want to take advantage of the public transport offer.
The NAF’s traffic barometer for 2021 shows a sharp decline in the proportion of people who would travel more by public transport if the offer improved, from 60% in 2019 to 47% this year. In addition, 19% expect to work from home in the future.
Communications manager Ingunn Hadagard in the NAF believes that people shouldn’t have to choose between monthly cards and expensive single tickets in order to encourage them to use public transport after the pandemic.
“People want more flexibility. More departures or discounts when you travel outside rush hour can help lure people back to trains and buses,” she said.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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