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Sustainable Transport and Air Quality Regional Program (STAQ) for Latin America and the Caribbean

Key Technical Considerations for Deploying Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Buses in Developing Cities

This publication analyzes the success and failure factors of natural gas implementation programs in transportation systems, ranging from countries that have experienced sustained growth in the application of natural gas in light vehicles, such as Argentina and Brazil, to countries where programs have collapsed, such as New Zealand, to countries with recent natural gas vehicle programs, such as China and India. An analysis of policy and regulatory considerations for some countries of particular interest is also provided.

Experience in Implementing Policies and Initiatives for Reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions in Freight Transport in Latin American Cities

This report identifies and analyzes successful policies, measures, and initiatives (interventions) for reducing urban freight transport emissions, identifying their impacts and implementation costs, with a special focus on those interventions being implemented in Latin America up to the year 2013.

Photovoltaic Lighting at Bus Stops for Improved Public Transportation Accessibility

This 2012 review documented the experience of the city of Santiago de Chile in installing photovoltaic lighting at bus stops, as part of a strategy to save energy, enhance personal safety, and improve the accessibility and quality of service of the public transportation system.

Incentive structure in transit concession contracts: the case of Santiago - Chile and London - England

The objective of this report was to analyze the main clauses of bus concession contracts to explore their potential adaptation to other cities. It also examined their concrete impact on the behavior of bus operators, the quality of service provided, and the finances of public transportation systems, drawing primarily from the experience of "Transantiago" in Santiago de Chile and London, England. The ultimate goal was to extract lessons learned and provide recommendations for other cities that plan to embark on a contracting process or face contract renegotiations with bus operators.

Methodologies for Estimating Urban Freight Transport Emissions and Data Collection and Organization Guidelines

This 2013 research achieved the following objectives:

  • Compile available procedures for measuring emissions from urban freight transport, particularly in Latin America.

  • Identify the information required to perform these estimates.

  • Identify and document existing tools for measuring urban freight transport emissions from truck fleets and their ability to evaluate the impact of different policies.

  • Present a guide for collecting and generating the information necessary to evaluate the impacts of interventions on freight transport CO2 emissions in urban areas in Latin America.

Review of Public Bicycle Systems for Latin America: Benefits and Obstacles

This 2012 document aimed to present a detailed overview of the basic components of a public bicycle system, along with relevant case studies, framed within a conceptual model of general policies and sustainable urban transportation systems.

Elements and Actions to Promote Sustainable Transportation in Latin America

This document provides basic guidelines for developing specific strategies to effectively promote the use of bicycles, walking, public transportation, and the rationalization of the use of motorized private transportation. It also includes examples of sustainable transportation promotion activities that have been carried out in various countries up to the year 2012.

Transportation Demand Management: Opportunities to Mitigate Its Externalities and Those of Motor Vehicles in Latin America

The purpose of this report was to assist decision-makers in the public and private sectors, policy planners and implementers, civil society organizations, and other key stakeholders in identifying policies, measures, instruments, and resources that promote more efficient use of transportation resources.

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