FUT News - Book launch: Paratransit in African cities

Date and time: 
Thu, 2015-11-19 (All day)

 

 

On 19 November 2015, the VREF-supported ACET (African Centre of Excellence for Studies in Public and Non-Motorised Transport) launched a book: Paratransit in African cities: Operations, regulation and reform. The launch was hosted by the Institute for Development Studies at the University of Nairobi, as part of a conference celebrating IDS’ 50-year jubilee.

 

 

Around 70 guests were welcomed to the launch by Peter K’obonyo, Deputy Principal of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Winnie Mitullah, Director of IDS. Roger Behrens and Dorothy McCormick,two of the book’s editors, discussed the content of the book, noting that readers should take away an appreciation of the value that paratransit offers in rapidly urbanising Sub-Saharan African cities. The book’s principal message to policy-makers and system planners is that paratransit should not be ignored or wished away in policy and regulatory reform processes. Policies that recognise paratransit, and seek complementarity with formalised scheduled services, are likely to produce more equitable and sustainable benefits than policies that ignore their continued existence.

 

Further information can be found at www.routledge.com/products/9780415870337.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2018-11-30 10:12

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