Big cities are undergoing major changes in the way citizens behave, and mobility is a good example. Nowadays, transport-sharing companies are flooding cities with cars, motorcycles, bicycles and even scooters. However, the private car seems to remain untouchable. Car ownership … Continue reading Is digitalisation truly useful for urban mobility?
The new BRT system project in Dakar was officially launched by the Minister of Infrastructure, Land Transport and Development of Senegal on 18 September 2018. The new Dakar BRT service is the first system of its kind in French-speaking Africa, … Continue reading The new Dakar BRT
The Channel Tunnel is 50.5 km-long railway tunnel under the English Channel, linking Folkestone in Kent (UK) with Coquelles in Pas de Calais (France), operated by Eurotunnel under a concession from the British and French Governments that runs until 2086. … Continue reading The Channel Tunnel. Success or failure?
Most African railways have suffered a strong decline during the last decades … Railway transport is a mature industry in the developed world which is experiencing a remarkable comeback after a period of decline. The rediscovered allure of railways is … Continue reading Rail Infrastructure in Africa
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a high capacity, low cost public transit solution that can significantly improve urban mobility. This system uses specialized buses on dedicated lanes to transport passengers quickly and efficiently, while offering the flexibility to meet transit … Continue reading Success factors in BRT systems
The Standard Gauge Railway project (SGR) is one of the most important infrastructure development projects in Africa. The SGR will provide a key structure for transport in East Africa, by connecting the Indian Ocean with the interior of Kenya, Uganda, … Continue reading Rail as the economic development axis of Africa’s new economy
Logistics challenges in developing countries In emerging markets, local players’ ease of access to global supply chains is frequently hindered by the structural shortcomings of the domestic transport and logistics industry. In such markets, value creation through transport and logistics … Continue reading Improving logistics performance through collaborative web platforms
After a difficult period during the economic crisis, investment funds are increasingly identifying attractive highway projects in a growing secondary market. In order to provide sound and robust traffic projections with a clear understanding of the potential risks associated, the … Continue reading Reducing uncertainty in investment opportunities in road infrastructure
Gas stations are here to stay, but must adapt to changing circumstances Despite the buzz about the impending arrival to the mobility industry of disruptive technologies and business models, motorization rates continue to increase globally driven by the economic growth … Continue reading Investing in gas stations. Assessing the key drivers of the fuel retail business performance