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Urban public transport developments in MENA

Issue 3 2016  •  20 June 2016  •  Amr Ramadan, Senior Research and Partnership Officer, UITP MENA Centre for Transport Excellence

Despite political and financial instability, in an effort to combat endemic congestion and environmental challenges, cities across the Middle East and North Africa are still pushing forward with mass public transport projects including BRT, metro, light-rail and cable car transport. Most cities have laid out urban mobility plans to make MENA cities more liveable and improve quality of life for their citizens. North African countries are now setting up powerful governmental authorities to plan and integrate public transport strategies and empowering them with proper financial support…