Informal Public Transport: A Global Perspective

This chapter argues that the wide ranging set of informal transport systems that exist throughout many cities in the developing world play an invaluable role in their overall transport systems. Informal public transport modes, often referred to as paratransit services, are a product of a combination of market forces and deprivation, and they often serve areas left unserved or poorly served by formal transport carriers. They can be the only bona fide means of mobility available to the poor. The authors claim that effective programs of franchises, licensing and monitoring can yield highly efficient and flexible services.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 488-518
  • Monograph Title: Urban Transport in the Developing World. A Handbook of Policy and Practice

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  • Accession Number: 01352265
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781847202055
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 18 2011 11:00AM