Transport Committee asks for industry’s input on the impact of COVID-19

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The Transport Committee is inviting transport workers, stakeholders and members of the public to write to them about the transport issues they are facing during the coronavirus outbreak.

MPs will explore the impact felt by the industry, its workers and passengers in a rolling programme of work to monitor the impact of coronavirus on UK transport, sector by sector.

The committee is seeking a range of views to suggest areas where more support is needed. This will enable MPs to maintain scrutiny of the Department for Transport and key bodies as the crisis continues.

On 6 May, MPs will look at the aviation industry, with subsequent sessions to be held looking at rail, local transport – including buses – and national infrastructure projects.

Chair of the Transport Committee, Huw Merriman MP, said: “Coronavirus has changed our lives and will continue to make itself felt for some time. Aviation, rail, local transport, national infrastructure projects, the travel industry – those who work in transport and those who use it – have all felt the impact of COVID-19.

“As the situation continues to develop, we’re keen to hear of developments and issues across the different transport sectors. You might work in transport, use local services or fear for services. Perhaps you’ve been forced to change travel plans or are concerned about regular journeys you make. We’re asking you to tell us what the issues are.

“We will begin with aviation and will move on to other sectors such as rail and local transport. Thank you in advance for your help. We will be using the insight from your submissions to help us frame our work in this area.”

Submissions can be made via the website inquiry page, and should be no more than two pages long.