Trans-Africa - Promoting Public Transport in Africa

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The public transport sector in Africa has suffered over 15 years of neglect by the public authorities.Combined with booming urban populations, this has resulted in chaotic, un-sustainable, time and money wasting transport systems in most African cities. This hampers their economic development and reduces the quality of life for their citizens.

The Trans-Africa project aimed at raising awareness, so that decision makers and international agencies support and invest in sustainable and cost-efficient transport systems inAfrican cities. In addition this project defined the technical specifications for public transport vehicles that are to be used in Africa, in order to facilitate and speed up the development and production process and reduce delivery times and prices.

IN BRIEF

  • Duration: June 2008 – November 2010
  • Budget: 400,000 €

Trans-Africa was co-funded by the European Commission under the 7th Research and Technological Development Framework Programme, Research and Innovation Directorate General.

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