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Colombia - Integrated Mass Transit Systems Project : restructuring (Vol. 2) : Data sheet (English)

The objectives of the Integrated Mass Transit Systems Project for Colombia are to: (i) develop quality and sustainable Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTSs) in selected medium and large cities to improve mobility along the most strategic mass transit corridors; (ii) improve accessibility for the poor through feeder services and fare integration; (iii) build greater institutional capacity at the national level in order to formulate integrated urban transport policies, and at the local level in order to improve urban transport planning and traffic management. The loan was approved on August 4, 2009, signed on September 24, 2009 and declared effective on December 9, 2009. Implementation of the project, including compliance with its loan covenants is satisfactory. There are no outstanding audit reports. The outcomes and results recorded in the most recent supervision reports are consistent with the expectations set out in the project appraisal document. The project keeps progressing fairly well. Civil works are underway in all cities, except Bogota's North Quito South Line of the Bogota Transmilenio (NQS), which has been completed. Four Bus Rapid transit (BRT) systems are under operation: Bogota NQS, Pereira (PE), Bucaramanga (BU) and Barranquilla (BA). The last one is under 'early operation' and will start full operation in December. Medellin (ME) and Cartagena (CA) expect to launch operations by 2011.

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Colombia - Integrated Mass Transit Systems Project : restructuring (Vol. 2) : Data sheet (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/298711468240002163/Data-sheet