Wall Street Journal talks to CME professor about the impact of coronavirus on travel behavior
Research Assistant Professor Ramin Shabanpour was recently interviewed by the Wall Street Journal for a story about the impact the coronavirus is having on travel. The article touches on gasoline demand and pricing, and the potential long-term impacts of such an unprecedented situation on travel behavior. Many people are now learning how to handle a considerable part of their daily activities through ICT-based solutions.
“I think we will have a permanent and long-term reduction in travel patterns,” said Ramin Shabanpour, a research assistant professor of engineering at the University of Illinois Chicago who has written on telecommuting and its impact on transportation. “We are learning right now how we can do our daily activities—running our work meetings, attending our classes—online instead of spending our time traveling.”
Read the full article at Wall Street Journal.