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Detail of GEF Project #1917

GEF Project ID1917
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameReducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Bus Rapid Transit
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program11
PDF-A Approval Date2002-11-18
Approval Date2005-02-07
GEF Agency Approval Date2005-03-07
Project Completion Date2012-03-01
Project StatusProject Completion
Executing AgencyInstitute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP)
DescriptionThis project seeks to implement a pilot BRT system in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, that will be the first stage of 100Km trunk system that will be the first and most extensive BRT system in Africa. Secondly, the project seeks to implement the first fully developed NMT feeder system as an integral part of the planned 12Km pilot BRT system in Cartagena, Colombia. Finally, the project team, which includes BRT experts primarily from Brazil, Colombia and the US, will document the BRT planning process in a BRT planning guide so that others wishing to develop BRT projects on their own will not have to rely on international consultants. The guide will also outline a basic methodology for quantifying projected GHG and other emissions. This project is aimed at promoting south-south partnerships on sustainable transportation. In this case, the Tanzanian team will benefit from the extensive experience in Latin America e particularly in Colombia.
Implementation StatusIn Dar-es-Salaam, ITDP and Logit are working with Deloitte and Touche to finalize the business plan for the BRT system by the end of October 2006. The system planning process is about complete but ITDP will continue to provide technical support to the DART agency and assist with capacity building and outreach activities and project monitoring. It is expected that the full construction phase will begin after summer 2007 and be completed by the end of 2008, with operations commencing early in 2009. In Cartagena, in the first half of 2006, ITDP trained TransCaribe's Operations Manager and Ticketing Director. Consultant hired to lead development of the Cartagena Bicycle Master Plan. In June, a producer was hired to make a 5 minute film to publicly market TransCaribe. Work is also ongoing with the Chamber of Commerce to create a public marketing strategy for the project. Regarding broader development of the Cartagena BRT; the 15 kilometer-long corridor was divided into several segments for award in separate bidding processes. The construction of the first kilometer of the corridor was awarded but delayed. The construction of the rest of the corridor is expected to start in the first quarter of 2007 and be completed early in 2008. The BRT Guide draft is complete and under final review and is expected to be available on the internet by the end of 2006 and widely disseminated in print form in 2007.
PDF A Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
724,595 USD
GEF Grant
749,595 USD
Cofinancing Total
2,999,864 USD
Project Cost
3,749,459 USD
GEF Agency Fees
146,000 USD
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