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Pandemic ‘huge blow’ for modal shift


by Peter Plisner
10 August 2021
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West Midlands mayor Andy Street has described the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic as a “huge blow” to efforts to persuade people out of their cars and onto public transport. Prior to the crisis modal shift was happening in the West Midlands with rail, tram and even bus patronage rising. In an exclusive interview with LTT, Street maintained that “real progress” was being made.

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