NATIONAL POLICIES FOR MASS TRANSIT IN COLUMBIA

POLITICA NACIONAL DE TRANSPORTE MASIVO EN COLUMBIA

Columbia is a country of cities with almost 25 million inhabitants. Planning is underway to build mass transit systems in four principal urban centers: Bogota, the capital; Medellin; Cali; and Barranquilla. Because of this activity, a national policy for mass transit is needed to take into account the technical and financial help required for specific urban transit projects. For this reason a report has been assembled by the Colombian Road Association to study internaitonal precedents on similar development. It includes a brief analysis of world population growth, Latin American growth, and Colombian growth, with emphasis on concentration of population in the cities. Activities of the United States Urban Mass Transportation Administration (UMTA) is used as a example. The author includes a dissertation on Colombia's change from an exporter to an importer of fuel, an describes the construction of the subway system in Bogota. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the IRF Inter American Regional Meeting, Buenos Aires, 5-9 May 1980. Papers can be obtained in original language only. For individual papers see also TRIS 316755-316799.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Road Federation

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    Washington, DC  United States  20024
  • Authors:
    • Maldonado, F R
  • Publication Date: 1980

Language

  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Pagination: n.p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316791
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Road Federation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 3 Volumes Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1981 12:00AM