eC2: Integrated Transport System at the Foz do Rio Itajai region: Pre-Feasibility Engineering Study

Deadline: 16-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of this study is to carry out an engineering pre-feasibility analysis of a Buspe-bus-to-barranco-geraint-rowland-flickr Rapid Transit (BRT) project in the “Foz do Rio Itajai” metropolitan area in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. The project consists in the implementation of a greenfield BRT system with a network of five BRT corridors and six priority bus lanes, which is expected to support a ridership of 525,000 passenger trips per day by 2030. The objective of this study is to: (i) review and validate existing pre-feasibility engineering studies, (ii) further develop the preliminary project design, (iii) estimate capital and operational costs; and (iv) provide technical recommendations for the subsequent phase.

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eC2: Assessment of the regulatory and legal framework for a PPP for the San Jose tramway in Costa Rica

Deadline: 15-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank Group (WBG), with the support of the Global Infrastructure Facility PPPs(GIF), is selecting a legal firm (Consultant) to conduct a summary report and assessment on the regulatory and legal frameworks of Costa Rica, which may be relevant to a potential PPP for a greenfield Tramway project.

The Consultant will be entitled to develop a high-level report on the legal and regulatory framework in Costa Rica (national and municipal levels) relevant to structuring a potential PPP for the envisaged tramway project. The purpose of this activity is to support the WBGs decision on its potential involvement in the tramway project in the future.

The services include the following tasks:
1. Preliminary Due Diligence Report
2. Final Due Diligence Report
The assignment will be carried out over a period of 90 days.

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eC2: Improving freight transit and logistics performance of the Trans-Caucasus Transit Corridor (CTC)

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

The objectives of the assignment are to: (i) assess the performance of the CTC and identify physical and non-physical impediments along the corridor; (ii) identify priority policy actions and investments to improve the corridor competitiveness, multimodal transportation and logistics; and (iii) carry out stakeholder consultations to build consensus of public and private stakeholders in Azerbaijan and Georgia on priority measures and disseminate the findings to a wider audience through workshops and media coverage.
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Betting on Bankability: Picking up the pace of Manila’s Light Rail Transit system

When the Manila Light Rail Transit (LRT) extension project reached financial close in March 2016 it was a landmark event for the Philippines and for Southeast Asia. It is an achievement for an enormous project worth some US$1.1 billion to go ahead in a region with not much of a track record of large-scale transport Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). The project’s winning formula is a combination of at-times difficult ingredients: government responsiveness, a balanced risk profile, and project bankability. Continue reading

eConsultant2: Urban Transport Master Plan in Chittagong, Bangladesh

Deadline: 09-Feb-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The main objectives of this project are to (a) inform the authorities in Chittagong of BRTC_double_decker_bus_03652measures to improve its urban transport system through the development of a master plan, and (b) prepare pre-feasibility studies for bus improvement projects as priority investment. These objectives will be achieved by conducting a thorough review of existing transport policies and projects, carrying out travel demand and traffic studies, developing a strategic-level urban transport master plan, developing a pre-feasibility study for short-term and long-term priority interventions, and developing an institutional restructuring proposal for an efficient and quality public bus service in Chittagong, and for transport management in general.

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eConsultant2: Transit Smartcard Integration Technical Assistance in South Asia

Deadline: 30-Nov-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of the assignment is to inform the client countries, cities, and public Ethiopia-Road-Constructiontransport operators in the South Asia region of the benefits and implementation process of transit smartcard. Particular focus will be given to the early stage efforts for the integration of smartcard systems for different modes and cities, in order to prevent the future cost for integration when several different systems are already in use.

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