Promoting Sustainable Transport in Latin America (NESTLAC)

Project Summary

The overall objective of the MSP “Promoting Sustainable Transport In Latin America” is to create the needed awareness among politicians, decision makers and stakeholders of the Latin American (LA) region, which will lead to the actual implementation of sustainable transport projects in the various countries of the region. This will be done by facilitating and widely disseminating the implementation of three demonstration projects in the selected cities (one project in each city), projects which in turn address three specific aspects of transport sustainability, namely, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Bus Regulation and Planning (BRP) and Non-motorised Transport (NMT). To further facilitate the overall objective of this MSP, a set of guidelines for the planning and implementation of transport projects addressing the three sustainability aspects mentioned above, will be prepared by URC in parallel to this MSP implementation.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC); Municipality of Guatemala City; Transit and Road Transport Authority of Panama (ATTT); Executive Transport Secretariat of the Chilean Government (SECTRA)
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
25,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
960,750 USD
Co-financing Total
GEF Agency Fees
Total Cost 985,750.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
15 Jul 2003
Concept Approved
08 Mar 2006
Project Approved for Implementation
07 Mar 2006
Project closed
28 Jan 2014