Financial Support for the Transportation Sector by the US Federal Government Since the Coronavirus Pandemic

  • Colloquium

The 142nd Transport Policy Colloquium -Washington Report Ⅹ-(Online)
※Language:Japanese

Supported by 日本財団 THE NIPPON FOUNDATION

Date / Time Thu, Jun 03,2021 10:00~12:00
Event Number The 142th
Theme Financial Support for the Transportation Sector by the US Federal Government Since the Coronavirus Pandemic
Lecturer Lecturer:OKIMOTO Shuntaro
Senior Research Fellow, Japan International Transport and Tourism Institute, USA (JITTI USA)
Commentator:HIBINO Naohiko
Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies(GRIPS)
- Q&A session -
Coordinator:YAMAUCHI Hirotaka
President for Research, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

Event Summary

In the United States, COVID-19 has been spreading since last March. Both the number of people infected with and died of the virus in the U.S. are the largest in the world, which means that COVID-19 has been having an extremely large impact on society and the economy and in particular, the impact on transportation industry is enormous.
This report compares the impact of the spread of COVID-19 on US transportation (railways, buses, aviation, etc.) with that on Japanese transportation. The report then reveals how the federal government has used existing and new schemes to support transportation, introducing the difference about the way of thinking about the role of public transportation between the United States and Japan and remarks, analytics, articles etc. in the U.S. on the future outlook of the impact of the spread of COVID-19 on society.
The purpose of the report is to provide a perspective on how to solve the problems which the transportation industry and its stakeholders in Japan are facing, by better understanding of the situation in which U.S. public transportation is facing.

Program of the seminar is as the following

Opening Remarks
SHUKURI Masafumi<br>Chairman, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

SHUKURI Masafumi
Chairman, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

Lecturer
OKIMOTO Shuntaro<br>Senior Research Fellow, Japan International Transport and Tourism Institute, USA (JITTI USA)

OKIMOTO Shuntaro
Senior Research Fellow, Japan International Transport and Tourism Institute, USA (JITTI USA)

Commentator
HIBINO Naohiko<br>Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies(GRIPS)

HIBINO Naohiko
Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies(GRIPS)

Coordinator
YAMAUCHI Hirotaka<br> President for Research, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

YAMAUCHI Hirotaka
 President for Research, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

Closing Remarks
OKUDA Tetsuya<br> President for International affairs, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)<br> President, Japan International Transport and Tourism Institute, USA(JITTI)<br> President, ASEAN-India Regional Office(AIRO)

OKUDA Tetsuya
 President for International affairs, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)
 President, Japan International Transport and Tourism Institute, USA(JITTI)
 President, ASEAN-India Regional Office(AIRO)