CLOSING A GAP BETWEEN WISHES AND RESOURCES: APPROACHES TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN NORTH AFRICAN CITIES. IN: URBAN TRANSPORT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: LESSONS IN INNOVATION

The rapid population growth experienced in Algerian, Moroccan, and Tunisian cities over the past two decades has placed a heavy burden on their public transport services, of which the public sector, typically through a specialized agency of the national or municipal government, has been the dominant supplier. During the past five or six years, first in Morocco and later in Tunisia and Algeria, it became evident that publicly-owned transport operators were unsuccessful in providing desired levels of service, in terms of availability, waiting times, on-vehicle travel times and comfort. This paper reviews the problems and compares measures adopted in the three cities of Casablanca, Algiers and Tunis. After a summary of the urban/national background and the transportation demand characteristics for each city, there are descriptions of the urban transport undertakings and the quality of their services from the passenger's point of view, the internal performance of the companies, the underlying problems and the recent action undertaken or considered.

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    • This book is a compilation of major papers selected from PTRC' Summer Annual Meetings, 1985-1990.
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    PTRC Education and Research Services Limited

    110 Strand
    London WC2,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Mitric, S
  • Publication Date: 1991

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  • Accession Number: 00623211
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-86050-227-9
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM