Managing Public Transport in Developing Countries: Stakeholder Perspectives in Dar es Salaam and Faisalabad

Improving access and mobility is a fundamental factor in ensuring sustainable livelihoods of the poor. Affordable public transport is critical as it offers a way out of economic, social and physical isolation. The research used the case study approach to present a comparison of stakeholder attitudes to the regulation and control of public transport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Islamabad, Pakistan. The local environment/sector differences between these countries include the availability of different modes of urban transport services and differences in proportion of people that have access to public services. The modes of transport investigated included: motorized: trains, buses, minibuses, coaches, lorries, three wheelers, taxis, and motorcycles; and non-motorized: bicycles, carts, and pedestrian travel related to public transport. The stakeholders involved included users, most often passengers from low income households, providers and operators of services, and regulatory agencies. The results clearly indicated that the Faisalabad Urban Transport Service which is effectively a public private partnership provides a useful model for reconciling the interests of multiple stakeholders. The paper provides a framework, developed from the Faisalabad experience, to guide the various stakeholders in other developing country cities through the process of developing similar partnership oriented regulations for sustainable public transport.

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  • Authors:
    • Sohail, M
    • Maunder, D A C
    • Miles, D W J
  • Publication Date: 2004


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  • Accession Number: 01006320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 12 2005 10:25AM