SÃO PAULO AND MUMBAI: THE IMPACT OF RAIL-BASED NETWORKS ON TWO BRIC MEGA CITIES

JORGE M REBELO
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 Mumbai
and São Paulo are mega metropolitan regions of the BRICs and economic engines
of their respective countries. Both have populations of approximately 20
million inhabitants and serious problems of mobility and accessibility to jobs,
leisure and health and education facilities because transport infrastructure
and particularly rail-based urban mass transit is lacking. This paper discusses
the issues faced by planners in both mega metropolitan regions, the performance
of existing rail operating agencies and their impact on the modal split of the
cities. It questions how central government authorities did not facilitate much
earlier the quicker development of these networks in their economic growth
engines. It discusses strategic issues and potential solutions to extend these
networks quickly particularly when there are funds available. It draws lessons
which might be useful for other similar mega metropolitan regions of the world.
 
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About the author

Jjorge M. Rebelo is one of top world experts in urban rail  systems and freight logistics and has written extensively  on tho While he was a Lead Transport Specialist at the World Bank  (1987-2010) he managed  most of the urban rail projects financed by that institution in Latin America and also worked in India and China. This book is the result of his hands on experience in São Paulo, Brazil and Mumbai, India where he wjas able to identify some areas where  governance and  operating companies can improve  if they want to lessen the daily problems caused by deficient urban rail transport. Jorge  M  Rebelo is an honorary member of the Association of Latin America Metros and  Undergrounds  (ALAMYS) and he speaks frequently at world conferences on urban transport . 

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Publisher
JORGE M REBELO
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Published on
Dec 27, 2013
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Pages
63
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Language
English
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Genres
Transportation / Public Transportation
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