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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July 15, 2014 — How come Mumbai and São Paulo are taking so much longer than other BRIC megacities to develop their mass transit networks? And, more importantly, how can they turn things around?Read More »
June 26, 2014 — Based on their quickly-rising popularity and market penetration, there is no denying that taxi-matching services such as Uber, MyCab or EasyCab create value for users. Now, how can cities capitalize on the phenomenon while avoiding potential externalities like increased congestion or emissions?Read More »
June 26, 2014 — Egypt is estimated to lose over 3% of GDP a year due to traffic delays in its capital city. The World Bank is working with the Egyptian government on a detailed Traffic Congestion Study in order to identify long-term solutions to the problem. Read More »
June 23, 2014 — Government policies that encourage low-carbon transportation and energy efficiency could increase global economic output by more than $1.8 trillion per year, while also saving lives and combating climate change.Read More »