eC2: Smart Traffic Lights in Sao Paulo

Deadline: 06-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

São Paulo has approximately 6,500 signaled crossings a system which was first

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established in the 70s. Since then, it underwent through two major attempts of technological renewal, without success. The public perception is of a system prone to failure, especially during rainy season. Last year, more than 35k incidents were reported. 70% of failures are due to wear and tear on equipment. The system is vulnerable to Brazilian inconstant power grid. Finally, most lights operate without central communication.

The WB is selecting a firm to provide technical advice to the City of Sao Paulo on their smart traffic lights program, with resources from the UK Prosperity Fund for Mobility. Considering the current infrastructure and traffic in São Paulo as well as the maturity of available solutions, the TA will compare technologies and develop an economic analysis to propose a strategy of gradual investments in the system to obtain increasing levels of service and sustainability.

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Getting to zero traffic fatalities: What will it take?

pe-bus-to-barranco-geraint-rowland-flickrWe must stop deaths on the roads. No one would argue with that, of course. But for us who live in Peru and many other developing countries, the importance of making road safety a global development priority really hits home—especially after a string of dramatic crashes that have made headlines across the country.

Last February, a bus fell to the bottom of a 200-metre ravine and left 45 dead in Arequipa, including several children. A month before, the country witnessed its deadliest traffic crash on record when a bus plunged down a cliff in Pasamayo, just north of Lima, killing some 52 people.

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Preventable traffic injuries and deaths hold back the development of countries

final_impactofdevelopment_20180105_coverWhile reading a newspaper over the holidays, one of us came across an article with an often common story: “car collision causes mass fatalities on mountain road”. The collision resulted in 51 deaths, after a bus–one of the vehicles involved, plunged down a cliff in Peru.  Many of the dead were returning to Lima after celebrating the New Year’s holiday with family outside the city.

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eConsultant2: Traffic Engineering Consultant

Deadline: 17-Jan-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The core services of consultancy will be:
– Assess the set of produced traffic studies by the client, including databases, simulations Rural Infra in Cambodiaand methodologies.
– Interview the main technicians that performed the studies to understand the process and main adopted assumptions
– Develop some back-of-the-envelope simulations to verify accuracy on findings
– Issue a report with main findings regarding accuracy and robustness of the findings

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