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Colombia - Integrated Mass Transit Systems Project (English)

The Integrated Mass Transit Systems Project will develop high quality, and sustainable Bus Rapid Transit Systems (BRTSs) in selected medium, and large cities, to improve mobility along the most strategic mass transit corridors, improve accessibility for the poor, through feeder services and fare integration, and, build greater institutional capacity, at the national level in order to formulate integrated urban transport policies, and at the local level, so as to improve urban transport planning and traffic management. The capacity building component will provide technical assistance, and policy advice to the Government, and to participating municipal governments, for strengthening and formulating national urban transport programs, and strategies, through the definition of a national urban transport institutional map, the formulation of a transport sector policy, definition of operational, regulatory, institutional, environmental, social, and road safety strategies within the urban transport, and urban development context. Likewise, appropriate mass transit solutions will be identified to improve transport, and traffic management. Equipment and training will be provided, while an operational structure will be in place to monitor, and administer public transportation services, and, in addition, twinning arrangements will be implemented between BRTS and Bogota TransMilenio S.A. Further issues are to strengthen the operational capacity of participating cities in regards to urban development and transport strategies, and, support the overall Project coordination, evaluation, supervision and implementation. The second component entails construction of about 57 kilometers of segregated transportation corridors in Participating Cities, including, among others, busways, repaving of mixed-traffic lanes, construction and installation of bus stations and terminals; and, paving of feeder roads. It also includes the definition of a new regulatory framework for the implementation of BRTS in Participating Cities, and, resettlement of project affected persons, and the design of an environmental management plan.


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    Colombia - Integrated Mass Transit Systems Project

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Colombia - Integrated Mass Transit Systems Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.