The future of work for women in public transport

There are potential benefits and risks for women’s employment in transport from the introduction of new technologies and further innovation. For example, women are often at the sharp end of automation as their jobs in ticket sales and customer service functions may be particularly at risk, while technological changes in vehicle operations may improve the job of driving for women.

For women workers, technological development is happening in the context of unequal pay, sexual discrimination, gender-based occupational segregation and exposure to violence, on top of economic stagnation and a dominant economic model that incentivises precarious work and the lack of formal work opportunities.