• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 96th Annual Meeting

      January 8–12, 2017

    • Interactive Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Workshop 155

Innovations in Financing of Urban Public Transport and Nonmotorized Transportation Infrastructure

Sunday 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM
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V. Setty Pendakur, Pacific Policy and Planning Associates, presiding
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Transportation in the Developing Countries (ABE90)
Standing Committee on Public Transportation Planning and Development (AP025)

The primary objective of this workshop is to present the experience of four to five countries on different continents, glean valuable and transferable experiences, and examine the validity of the transfer of experience from the developed countries. Proposed presentations cover financing of urban rail rapid transit, bus systems, nonmotorized transportation, rent-a-bike services, jitneys, motorcycles, and  auto-rickshaws.

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Title Presentation Number
Fianancing Sustainable Mobility in Bogota, Colombia
Dario Hidalgo, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Bogota is embarking on an ambitious program for sustainable mobility.   The proposed system will have 4 new BRT corridors, 120+ KM of Bikeways and appropriate complimentary pedestrian facilities improvements. Bogota proposes a variety of revenue measures including a congestion charge, parking fees and restriction of privvate cars during the peaks hours.  

The presentation challenges   the audience for new ideas for sustainable mobility.

Who Should Finance Public Transport and NMT (Sidewalks to Subways)?
Arturo Ardila-Gomez, The World Bank

The presentation discusses innovations in the financing of urban public transport and NMT infrastructure in Latin America.  

Innovations in Financing MRT and NMT n Central & West AsiaAsia: Think of Operations First
David Margonsztern, Asian Development Bank

While much attention is paid in the developing countries on financing new infrastructure, quite often financing of maintenance operations is neglected.  This presentation focuses on innovative methods to achieve a balance.  The examples are from Asian countries.

Where Do We Go from Here: Financing of Public Transport Infrastructure -- In Central and NE Asia?
Binyam Reja, The World Bank

Discussion of the presentations in the context of examples from Central and NE Asia.

Where Do We Go from Here: Smart Cities in India...How Smart???
Om Agarwal, Indian School of Business