Transportation Amid Pandemics

Transportation Amid Pandemics

Lessons Learned from COVID-19

1st Edition - September 16, 2022

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  • Editors: Junyi Zhang, Yoshitsugu Hayashi
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323997706
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323997713

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Transportation Amid Pandemics: Practices and Policies is the first reference on pandemics (especially COVID-19) in the context of transport, logistics, and supply chains. This book investigates the relationships between pandemics and transport and evaluates impacts of COVID-19 and effects of policy responses to address them. It explores how to recover from pandemics, reveals governance for immediate policy responses and future innovations, suggests strategies for post-pandemic sustainable and resilient development, shares lessons of COVID-19 policymaking across countries, and discusses how to transform transport systems for a better future. Transportation Amid Pandemics offers transport researchers and policymakers the scientific evidence they need to support their decisions and solutions against pandemics. "Curiosity and research brought me to discover an excellent handbook covering the relations between COVID 19 and the transport reality. It is called "Transportation amid Pandemics –Lessons Learned from COVID-19" and has been published this year. 2022 happens to be the year of the 50th anniversary of the first report to The Club of Rome "The Limits to Growth". The new book covers evidences from all over the world, and offers policy recommendations from a great variety of perspectives". Ernst Ulrich von Weizsaecker

Key Features

  • Represents the collective efforts of the World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS)
  • Uniquely deals with intertwined issues of pandemics and transport
  • Investigates both successful and problematic policy measures
  • Emphasizes bvidence-based policymaking from cross-sectoral and transdisciplinary perspectives
  • Transfers lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic to future generations


Researchers and graduate students; policymakers, practitioners, and consultants

Table of Contents

    1. Pandemics and Transport: Recording the History of Fights

    2. Historical overview of pandemics
    3. The public health challenges of COVID-19

    4. The impacts of the built environment factors and population mobility on the spread of COVID-19 during its initial stage of the COVID-19 pandemic: A case of China
    5. Impacts of COVID-19 on the transport sector in China: Facts and insights from early stages
    6. Impacts of COVID-19 on the economy and the transportation system in Germany
    7. Impacts of COVID-19 on transport and responses to pandemic control in the Philippines
    8. Changes in mobility and challenges to the transport sector in Brazil due to COVID-19

    9. Epidemic prevention and control and countermeasures based on cold chain link: the experiences of cold chain logistics in China
    10. Urban logistics and COVID-19
    11. Freight operations in the European Union during the COVID-19 pandemic: A multi-country comparison
    12. Short-run impacts of COVID-19 on the maritime and port sector: Measures and recommended policies
    13. Longer-run policy measures on COVID-19 for the maritime and port sector: Plans and recommendations
    14. The impact of COVID-19 on air cargo logistics and supply chains

    15. Changes in activity organization and travel behavior choices in the United States
    16. Social contact patterns and changes at leisure/tourism activity settings during COVID-19 period: An international comparison
    17. A cross-country analysis of behavioral changes due to social distancing policies in response to COVID-19
    18. The impact of COVID-19 and social distancing on social capital - Discussion based on the results of a survey in Japan
    19. Restriction of public transport services as a part of COVID-19 containment policies
    20. Comparing mobility, behavior, and public transit's pandemic adaptation in New Zealand and U.S. cities
    21. Impacts of COVID-19 on public transportation in urban India
    22. Passengers’ perception of COVID-19 countermeasures on urban railway in Bangkok

    23. The resilience of national highway transportation in China under the pandemic of COVID-19
    24. Tourism policy responses to COVID-19 and first-stage tourism recovery in China
    25. The recovery of long distance mobility after COVID-19: What can we expect?
    26. Assessing the impacts of COVID-19 on carbon emissions from the road transport sector in China
    27. Contagion spread modeling in transport networks and transport operation optimizations for containing epidemics like COVID-19
    28. COVID-19 and big data technologies: Experience in China

    29. Collective thoughts about the COVID-19 pandemic and transport from a worldwide expert survey
    30. From crisis management to sustainable and inclusive transport: Leveraging COVID-19 to improve public transport services in Asia
    31. Putting Gender Equality in the Core of Covid-19 Recovery
    32. A proposal of a mobility vision toward post-Corona era
    33. The transport policy response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the UK
    34. Governance for post-COVID-19 carbon reduction: A case study of the transport sector
    35. Governance, COVID-19 responses and lessons on decision-making in uncertainty

    36. Policy recommendations and future challenges

Product details

  • No. of pages: 490
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: September 16, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323997706
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323997713

About the Editors

Junyi Zhang

Junyi Zhang is a professor in the Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering and Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation at Hiroshima University, Japan. His research fields include transportation planning, urban and regional planning, traffic engineering, environment and energy policies, tourism policy, and health policy. He is the author of more than 470 refereed papers in journals Transportation Research Part A, B, C, and D, Journal of Transport Geography, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Energy Policy, Energy, Climate Change, Annals of Tourism Research, and Tourism Management. He has also published a book with Elsevier, Transport and Energy Research: A Behavioral Perspective. He is the co-chair of WCTRS (World Conference on Transport Research Society) COVID-19 Task Force and a foreign fellow of the Engineering Academy of Japan. He has published 13 peer-reviewed pandemic-related papers in Transport Policy, Nature – Scientific Reports, Sustainable Cities and Society, Tourism Economics, and more.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering and Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan

Yoshitsugu Hayashi

Yoshitsugu Hayashi is Distinguished Professor & Director of the Center for Sustainable Development and Global Smart City at Chubu University, Japan, and Distinguished Guest Professor, Tsinghua University, China. He is Executive Committee member of the Club of Rome and Ex-President (2013-19) and Chair of COVID-19 Task Force of WCTRS (World Conference on Transport Research Society). He is the author of more than 230 peer-reviewed papers and 40 books, including Elsevier’s book Disaster Resilient Cities. His research areas include urbanization and motorization, urban smart growth/shrink management, rail transit systems, QOL based project evaluation method replacing cost-economic benefit analysis, and smart transport and cities. He was also a board member of the Engineering Academy of Japan, co-editor of Elsevier’s journal Transport Policy and Associate Editor of Elsevier’s Transportation Research Part D journal.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Sustainable Development and Global Smart City, Chubu University, Kasugai, Aichi, Japan

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