PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

LES TRANSPORTS PUBLICS DANS LES PAYS EN VOIE DE DEVELOPPEMENT

Cities in developing countries are characterized by a rapid increase in population and wide differences between central zones (similar to those in developed countries), peripheral zones (with a minimum infrastructure) and zones of spontaneous development. Public transport networks, that generally operate buses, suffer from a chronic shortage of equipment which is never taken into account by the local authorities thus leading to a complete lack of organization (shortage of spare parts and qualified personnel, immobilization of the rolling stock). This results in the development of replacement systems such as collective taxis, minibuses. The Town of Kinshasa is taken as an example. One of the solutions put forward is the setting up of a large capacity light rail system. (TRRL)

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 257-264
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00323408
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM