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Transportation Policy Series on COVID-19: Planning in a Pandemic with UITP's Michelle Batsas

Michelle Batsas, Executive Director with UITP, discusses her findings from the organization's recent report, "Public Transport Authorities and COVID-19 Response from the Front Line." The report documents how cities around the globe have taken action in response to national health crises and pandemics.

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Webinar

Transportation Policy Series on COVID-19: Planning in a Pandemic with UITP's Michelle Batsas

Michelle Batsas, Executive Director with UITP, discusses her findings from the organization's recent report, "Public Transport Authorities and COVID-19 Response from the Front Line." The report documents how cities around the globe have taken action in response to national health crises and pandemics.

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What’s inside

Survey results on sanitization and disinfection practices

Balancing workforce management with changing service delivery

Emergency funding landscapes across different cities

Latest updates and challenges from audience participants

What’s inside

Survey results on sanitization and disinfection practices

Balancing workforce management with changing service delivery

Emergency funding landscapes across different cities

Latest updates and challenges from audience participants

About the author(s)

Michelle Batsas

Executive Director, UITP Australia New Zealand

Michelle Batsas is the Executive Director of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) in Australia and New Zealand, advocating for best practice public transport and sustainable mobility solutions for the region. Michelle is a senior executive with broad and diverse experience across management, strategy, governance, events, communications and policy. She has held senior roles at Public Transport Victoria and VicRoads, leading large teams through transformational change in order to realise the best outcomes possible for users of an integrated transport network. Michelle is a qualified lawyer and prior to entering the world of transport, she worked in the justice and emergency management portfolios of the Victorian Government. She is passionate about promoting urban mobility for the benefit of customers and broader communities.

Rachel Zack

Director of Policy, Remix

Rachel Zack is a policy strategist at Remix, where she is researching policy related to dockless programs, ride-hailing and autonomous vehicles. She is exploring how cities can work collaboratively with private mobility providers to deliver on safer infrastructure and more equitable mobility systems. Before joining Remix, Rachel consulted for agencies across the country on strategic planning for shared mobility and autonomous vehicles. Her work in the field received the Caltrans Excellence in Transportation Award in WTS Innovative Transportation Solutions Award.

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