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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October 6, 2014 — In Colombia, a hugely popular YouTube video formulated concrete recommendations for addressing overcrowding on Bogota's BRT system. Two urban transport experts from the World Bank chime in and give their views on the proposed solutions.Read More »
September 17, 2014 — Although transport is the largest sector in most development banks, evaluating the impact of transport projects in a thorough and systematic way remains a challenge. How can we close the gap and develop creative approaches to evaluating transport investments?Read More »
September 16, 2014 — New World Bank study shows fuel taxes designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles are twice as effective when accompanied by investment in public transport.Read More »
September 12, 2014 — The airline industry aims to meet its climate goals by investing trillions in improving fuel and carbon efficiency and through carbon trading, writes the CEO of International Airlines Group, parent company of British Airways.Read More »