The transport sector is essential to reducing poverty and building prosperity: transport gives access to jobs, education and healthcare; it connects goods and services to markets and is a key driver of growth; finally, lowering the carbon footprint of the sector is crucial to tackle climate change. The World Bank works with client countries to provide safe, clean and affordable transport for all.
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January 15, 2015 — Development-based land value capture can help facilitate negotiations among governments, planning agencies, transit companies, developers, landowners and local stakeholders for mutual interests and benefits. Read More »
December 11, 2014 — India's Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) program is building dedicated freight-only railway lines along highly congested transport corridors. By shifting freight from road to rail, the DFC will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2.25 times over a 30 year period.Read More »
December 10, 2014 — The World Bank’s Public-Private Partnership Group and Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility report that total private participation in infrastructure (PPI) fell in the transportation sector in emerging markets by 39 percent to $33.2 billion in 2013, compared with 2012 levels.Read More »
November 17, 2014 — If someone asked you what can boost gender equality in rural and indigenous communities in Latin America, a road probably wouldn't be your first answer... Well, think again!Read More »
November 11, 2014 — A guarantee from MIGA — the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group — helped secure $300 million in private financing for a transport project in São Paulo, Brazil. The money, along with a $300 million loan from the World Bank, will help upgrade 650 kilometers of roads and build two bridges.Read More »