Rwandan Government introduces 29.3bn Rwandan Franc subsidy to ease the burden on hard pressed public transport service providers

The New Times in Rwanda on 11 February 2021 leads with the good news that the Rwandan government has allocated a subsidy of 29.3 bn Rwandan Franc (RWF) in the 2021 financial year as a relief payment to hard pressed public transport operators. Under the now extended COVID–19 regulations, Rwandan public transport operators are required […]

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Post lockdown travel demand in South Africa – three plausible futures to prepare for

Background  Public Transport Operators (including paratransit operators in the cities of the global south) have been severely impacted by COVID – 19 related lockdown measures that saw economic activity (and therefore travel demand) been reduced to variations on the definition of ‘’essential service workers’’.  Anecdotal evidence put forward by formal bus and paratransit / minibus […]

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COVID-19 and the Impact on Public Transport

The Coronavirus, COVID-19, is increasingly having an impact on the way people conduct their daily lives. Public transport is just one of the areas that is being severely impacted through travel bans, the avoidance of public gatherings and self isolation measures.  In most regions the use of public transport is not prohibited so the best […]

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The Value of Creating a Common Language when Managing Large Scale and Complex Change Processes

Executive Summary The value of common language “Narrowing language increases efficiency” “Expanding language increases opportunity” “To regenerate, an organisation creates a new language” “Past language limits future vision” “Organisations need different languages to discuss its present and future business” Source:DUBBERLY et al, 2002. City of Kigali (Rwanda): Designing & Introducing 2nd Generation Public Transport Contracts […]

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A Parisian in Kampala

An experiential account of urban mobility Three months into my internship at Cape Town based urban mobility consultancy ODA I was offered the opportunity to join the team responsible for preparation of a new project in Kampala, Uganda aimed at improving urban mobility in the Greater Kampala Metropolitan Area (GKMA). Although the three months I […]

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South African Companies Design 2nd Generation Public Transport Contracts for Kigali

South African companies Organisation Development Africa (ODA), Transport Economic & Support Services (TESS) and GoMetro played a central role in the design of 2nd generation public transport contracts for the city of Kigali Rwanda. The SA companies are part of a consortium led by Swiss -based Transport Engineering firm Transitec. The Rwandan Utilities Regulatory Authority […]

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