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'Use it or lose it': Transit guru Andy Byford on the future of public transportation
When pandemic lockdowns first hit London, ridership on the iconic Tube hit "Victorian" levels. Almost two years later, efforts to slow the spread of the Omicron variant are hitting public transit again. So what will it take to keep the networks running after the pandemic? "Use it or lose it," says Andy Byford. The former head of transit for Toronto and New York City is now running Transport for London. He joins Piya Chattopadhyay to share wisdom from his 32-year career, why he considers riding the bus a badge of honor, and why a post-pandemic transit system must include new ways of getting around.