Communication is key

19 September 2005  •  Author(s): Roberto Cavalieri, UITP President and Managing Director of Me.Ro.spa, Rome

Once again the public transport sector has been targeted by terrorism. After Tokyo, Madrid and Moscow, this time it was London, and it is only due to the very good organisation of the emergency teams and preparedness of British commuters that the number of victims, although still too high, did not rise further.

Mobility has become a crucial part of everyday life, so the London attack showed again how vital and important public transport is in our modern societies: the subway trains and platforms as well as the busses are parts of our living and working structures as the living rooms at home or the offices at work are. Targeting innocent commuters means to shock them while they are performing daily activities – harmless and without protection.

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