Developing Tracing Solutions for Public Transportation
We are developing innovative techniques to facilitate the exchange of critical data with public health authorities and officials to scale up pandemic testing, tracing, and tracking in order to reopen economies while safeguarding public health.
Contact Tracing is Key to this Public Heath Crisis
Covid-19 has seen transit networks all over the world come to a complete halt, costing developing nations upwards of $50,000,000 a day in lost revenue. The public transport sector matters to every person, business and visitor. It supports economic, social and environmental outcomes and connects regions to cities to support the liveability of developing nations by enabling enormous economic growth.
Today, 55 per cent of the global population lives in urban areas that rely heavily on public mobility services. This figure is forecast to increase to 68 per cent by 2050 – adding 2.5 billion additional people to cities. While progress is being made to increase the number of tests administered each week, the numbers are still too low to adequately monitor the workforce and rapidly detect recurrent outbreaks.
By utilising contactless payments with Panta Pay and digital contact tracing techniques integrated directly into our mobile apps, we are helping the public and private sectors safely move around and return to work.
By linking known cases from health authority data to travellers that used the public transit system, we are able to coordinate messaging and public health information to passengers who may have come in contact with cases on specific vehicles and routes.
This cannot be achieved without timely data, which requires real-time, widespread testing.