The magnitude of the current financial and economic turmoil shows that it is a systemic crisis calling for an indepth change. This is the right moment to trigger a societal change and abandon the car-dependent lifestyle.
- Public transport provides green local jobs. In many cities the public transport network is one of the major employers, and such jobs can not be delocalised.
- In Europe, public transport operators alone create 1,000,000 direct jobs and every direct job in public transport is linked to four jobs in other sectors of the economy.
- Every euro of value created from public transport is linked to a further value creation of 4 EUR in the total economy.
- A massive shift to public transport and sustainable mobility helps economies to reduce their dependency on fossil fuel and improve their balance of payments.