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April 2004 - present

 

The goal of Transport Notes series of briefs that disseminate recent experiences and innovations in the World Bank's transport sector operations.


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Time for a tailored approach to South African BRTs : comparing Johannesburg’s bus rapid transit with its Latin American siblings (English)

Johannesburg and other cities in South Africa are rolling out integrated rapid public transport networks as part of an overall effort to address significant urban mobility challenges and to increase the use of public transport.The initial phases of these networks used a traditional Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) trunk and feeder approach, patterned after the successful Latin American systems developed in the 2000s. ... See More +

Brief 115786 JUN 01, 2017

Munoz-Raskin,Ramon; Scorcia,Harvey Manuel Disclosed

Is EU's open aviation policy good for air transport? (English)

International air transport is at a crossroads. The aviation industry's center of gravity has moved toward the East, with main hubs in the Gulf region and ever-increasing passenger markets located in Asia. ... See More +

Brief 119854 JUN 01, 2017

Abate,Megersa Abera; Christidis, Panayotis Disclosed

Low-cost technology to improve aviation safety and efficiency : investment program brings modernized aviation information technology to Pacific islands (English)

The World Bank’s Pacific Aviation Investment Program (PAIP) is bringing state-of-the-art air traffic management and satellite-based ground communications to airports and small aircraft operators in seven Pacific island countries and territories. ... See More +

Brief 113199 FEB 01, 2017

De Serio,Christopher J.; Giovannitti,Aldo Disclosed

Flying to the cloud : governments seek gains from cloud computing (English)

The transition to cloud computing broadly means shifting programs and data from personal or office hardware to shared hardware that many individuals and organizations access over the Internet. ... See More +

Brief 111614 DEC 01, 2016

Melhem,Samia; Kim,Seunghyun Disclosed

Unlocking the potential of freight logistics in India (English)

New, comprehensive analysis of data on the current routing of goods in India have positioned the country to break through its freight transport gridlocks and logistics inefficiencies. ... See More +

Brief 113930 DEC 01, 2016

Aritua,Bernard Disclosed

From sidewalk to subway : achieving sustainable financing for urban transport (English)

This brief talks about achieving sustainable financing for urban transport in developing countries. The state of urban travel in many developing countries is grim. ... See More +

Brief 106752 JUN 01, 2016

Ardila Gomez,Arturo; Ortegon Sanchez,Adriana Del Pilar Disclosed

Transport policies for climate change : the transformative role transport can play in mitigation and adaptation (English)

The choices developing countries make today in building and expanding transport networks will irreversibly shape development for the next century. ... See More +

Brief 107704 MAY 01, 2016

Hallegatte,Stephane; Mook Bangalore Disclosed

Measuring economy wide effects of big transport projects : the case of Georgia (English)

Georgia is upgrading its principal highway, running for more than 350 kilometers between the Black Sea on its western border and Azerbaijan in the east, at a cost of about 2.3 billion US dollars, or nearly 14 percent of its 2014 Gross domestic product (GDP). ... See More +

Brief 107702 MAY 01, 2016

Monsalve,Carolina Disclosed

Making rural broadband affordable : synchronizing installation with other public works (English)

The high cost of extending Internet service beyond urban areas and the relatively low number of potential subscribers has combined to stall the expansion of this enabling technology in much of the developing world (and even in some advanced economies). ... See More +

Brief 107706 APR 01, 2016

Foch,Arthur Denis Pascal Disclosed

Open data for sustainable development (English)

The Open data principle is becoming an increasingly important part of the data revolution, which is recognized worldwide as a key engine for achieving the post-2015 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals. ... See More +

Brief 107708 MAR 01, 2016

Petrov,Oleg V.; Gurin,Joel Lawrence; Manley,Laura So Hee Disclosed

Russia’s ambitious broadband goal : is the progress sustainable? (English)

In 2012, the Russian Federation announced one of the world’s more ambitious broadband Internet development goals: providing 80 percent of Russian households with ultrafast connection speeds - at least 100 megabits per second (Mbps) by 2018.1 That goal exceeds the current targets in Germany and the European Union, and it is about equivalent to those currently being pursued by countries with ambitious strategic broadband connectivity goals, including Denmark, Sweden, and the United States. ... See More +

Brief 103839 MAR 01, 2016

Gelvanovska,Natalija; Rossotto,Carlo Maria; Gunzburger,Michael Lee Disclosed

Bringing paved roads to the Hinterland : a cost-saving way to speed travel and transport (English)

Extreme poverty is a predominantly rural phenomenon, and the poor quality of roads linking remote areas to market centers is one of its distinguishing features. ... See More +

Brief 107725 FEB 01, 2016

Whalley,Oliver George Disclosed

Will the digital revolution help or hurt employment? Adaptation a key to realizing job gains (English)

What will technological change deliver in the coming decades? And what can we do to determine the outcome? Technological change in any given society is never smooth and always negotiated. ... See More +

Brief 103148 FEB 01, 2016

Raja,Siddhartha; Ampah,Mavis A. Disclosed

Harnessing the internet for development : Connections : Harnessing the internet for development (English)

Universal access to the Internet has become a topdevelopment priority. Getting there requires affordable,reliable access to fast, “always on” broadbandnetworks, one of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 9.c). ... See More +

Brief 107734 JAN 01, 2016

Melhem,Samia Disclosed

Romania - Toward a low carbon and climate resilient economy : transport sector analysis (English)

In Romania, as well as in many other East European countries, transport sector Green House Gas (GHG) emissions are increasing fast and their growth is expected to continue into the future, accompanying the on-going economic convergence with the European Union (EU). ... See More +

Working Paper 103906 DEC 22, 2015

Disclosed

Transport at COP21 : part of the climate change solution - joining forces to ramp up mitigation and adaptation (English)

The case for climate action has never been stronger. Around the world, climate change is putting at risk the lives of millions of people as well as threatening many coastal cities and endangering trillion of dollars of investments in transport infrastructure and services. ... See More +

Brief 102765 DEC 01, 2015

Ebinger,Jane Olga; Peltier-Thiberge,Nicolas; Gitay,Habiba; Monsalve,Maria Carolina; Losos,Andrew Michael; Rogers,John Allen; Vandycke,Nancy L. Disclosed

Connections 2015 : Transport & ICT (English)

Brief 102762 DEC 01, 2015

Disclosed

ICT at COP21 : enormous potential to mitigate emissions (English)

The transformational potential of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) was on display in Paris at the Twenty-First Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. ... See More +

Brief 102667 DEC 01, 2015

Gallegos,Doyle; Narimatsu,Junko Disclosed

Enhancing road resilience in Pacific Island Countries : World Bank assisting adaptation to climate change (English)

Pacific island countries are experiencing higher temperatures, rising sea levels, and extreme weather that is increasingly frequent and intense. ... See More +

Brief 102711 DEC 01, 2015

Michaels,Sean David Disclosed

Real-time passenger information : getting it right (English)

The widening use of smartphones, high urbanization rates, and the rapid evolution of technologies are driving the expansion of real time passenger information (RTPI) systems for urban transport services. ... See More +

Brief 101140 NOV 01, 2015

Pulido,Daniel; Canales Salas,Diego Disclosed

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Time for a tailored approach to South African BRTs : comparing Johannesburg’s bus rapid transit with its Latin American siblings (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 115786 Brief
Is EU's open aviation policy good for air transport? (English)
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JUN 01, 2017 119854 Brief
Low-cost technology to improve aviation safety and efficiency : investment program brings modernized aviation information technology to Pacific islands (English)
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FEB 01, 2017 113199 Brief
Flying to the cloud : governments seek gains from cloud computing (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 111614 Brief
Unlocking the potential of freight logistics in India (English)
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DEC 01, 2016 113930 Brief
From sidewalk to subway : achieving sustainable financing for urban transport (English)
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JUN 01, 2016 106752 Brief
Transport policies for climate change : the transformative role transport can play in mitigation and adaptation (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 107704 Brief
Measuring economy wide effects of big transport projects : the case of Georgia (English)
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MAY 01, 2016 107702 Brief
Making rural broadband affordable : synchronizing installation with other public works (English)
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APR 01, 2016 107706 Brief
Open data for sustainable development (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 107708 Brief
Russia’s ambitious broadband goal : is the progress sustainable? (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 103839 Brief
Bringing paved roads to the Hinterland : a cost-saving way to speed travel and transport (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 107725 Brief
Will the digital revolution help or hurt employment? Adaptation a key to realizing job gains (English)
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FEB 01, 2016 103148 Brief
Harnessing the internet for development : Connections : Harnessing the internet for development (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 107734 Brief
Romania - Toward a low carbon and climate resilient economy : transport sector analysis (English)
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DEC 22, 2015 103906 Working Paper
Transport at COP21 : part of the climate change solution - joining forces to ramp up mitigation and adaptation (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 102765 Brief
Connections 2015 : Transport & ICT (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 102762 Brief
ICT at COP21 : enormous potential to mitigate emissions (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 102667 Brief
Enhancing road resilience in Pacific Island Countries : World Bank assisting adaptation to climate change (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 102711 Brief
Real-time passenger information : getting it right (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 101140 Brief