eC2: Regional Program for Digital Innovation to Support Public Transport and Sector Growth

Deadline: 27-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) general-transport-mosaic-main

The project objective is to apply best global practice and develop shared knowledge and tools to understand, regulate and improve paratransit transportation in developing countries by using new digital technologies through a regional programmatic approach for countries in Southern Africa. This will require a deeper understanding of the informal paratransit operations and business efficiency (or inefficiency) and contribute toward moving the informal sector toward formalization in the SSA region and globally.
Specific objectives
This project intends to address the following specific objectives:
(i) understand the quality and efficiency of paratransit operations and users mobility patterns, (ii) share such information with paratransit operators and engage them in the discussion of potential operations and business improvements, and (iii) contribute to the development of regulation and policies that will yield service improvements in the informal transit sector.

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The ticket to a better ride: How can Automated Fare Collection improve urban transport?

In both developed and developing countries, a growing number of cities are relying on fr-navigo-pass-paris-emily-jackson-flickr_0automated systems to collect public transport fares and verify payment. Far from being a gimmick, Automated Fare Collection (AFC) can bring a wide range of benefits to local governments, transport planners, operators—and, of course, to commuters themselves.

The recent Transforming Transportation 2019 conference paid a great deal of attention to the applications and benefits of AFC, which have been at the heart of many World Bank and IFC-supported urban mobility projects.

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eC2:SUSTAINABLE FINANCIAL STRATEGY FOR ULAANBAATARS PUBLIC TRANSPORT SECTOR

Deadline: 05-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)general-transport-mosaic-main.jpg

The assignment is to formulate a sustainable financial strategy for Ulaanbaatars public transport sector and to carry out related studies. The consultants work will consist of four parts: (1) Diagnosis of the public transport sector in UB; (2) Sustainable Financial Strategy for Ulaanbaatars public transport sector; (3) Recommendations for the Financial Sustainability of Ulaanbaatars public transport sector and roadmap for the implementation; and (4) Workshops and trainings. Travel to Ulaanbaatar and face-to-face discussions with relevant city officials and staff are expected.

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