SSATP & UITP Webinar Series 1: How has COVID-19 changed the life of small/individual bus operators and authorities?

Urban Transport & Mobility

The overall objective of this webinar was to shed light on the current situation of the informal transport sector in the COVID-19 context, taking into account operators, authorities and passengers’ points of view. The joint SSATP-World Bank paper on COVID-19 and Public Transport in Africa was also discussed.

The webinar dealt with the following questions:

  • How has COVID impacted the business and finances?

  • What are the measures undertaken to improve the situation?

  • What do small/individual bus operators expect from Governments?

Who presented?

  • Ms. Fatima ARROYO ARROYO, Senior Urban Transport Specialist, SSATP / World Bank

  • Mr. Thierno Biharim AW, Managing Director of Dakar Urban Transport Council (CETUD)

  • Mr. Feyzullah GÜNDOGDU, Managing Director, Kayseri Ulaşim

  • Mr. Mohamed HEGAZY, Director, Transport for Cairo

  • Mr. Ercan SOYDAŞ, President of TÖHOB (recorded)

About the SSATP & UITP Informal Transport Webinar Series

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impacts on public transport worldwide and in particular on the “informal transport” sector, including small and individual bus operators. This sector plays a major role in the urban life of many cities in the MENA Region, in Africa, in Asia and Latin American countries by moving around many dwellers.

The significance of this sector and the evolution of the global situation regarding the pandemic offer the opportunity to step back and discuss a variety of relevant issues. With this aim, UITP together with SSATP are organizing a series of three webinars in August, September, and October 2020 that will share case studies and present the point of view of various stakeholders from the “informal transport” sector.