Mass Transit Options

Language: English, Portuguese, Chinese
Place: Global
Duration: 1 - 4 days
Partner: GIZ-SUTP
Principles: 2. Developing transit-oriented cities
Net Time Effort: under 20 hours

Final Training Objectives

• Exchanged on mass transit options, criteria and concepts

• Discussed key stages and components in the mass transit planning process

• Developed the necessary skills for organising and managing a mass transit plan; and

• Understood how to take a public transit plan towards full implementation

Target Group

This course is designed for those individuals and organizations that have a role in delivering public transport to developing cities. Such actors may include:

• Local, regional, and national political officials

• Local regional, and national technical staff

• Local and international consultants

• Non-governmental organizations

• Academic staff and researchers

• Private sector operators and technology firms

• Multi-lateral and bi-lateral international organizations


The training includes expert presentations, exercises, moderated discussions and a case study.


The course provides municipality staff, national Government planners and policy makers, consultants, and international actors with an overview of mass transit options as well as tools and guidelines on how to select mass transit systems in cities. It provides information on how to plan a full mass transit system, with details on overall planning, specific components of a system, monitoring and evaluation. Furthermore, best practices of mass transit regulation are introduced. Dive-in subjects may include the planning and implementation of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems as well as Bus Regulation and Planning.

Training Modules

1. Introduction

2. Choosing a Mass Transit System

3. Planning a Mass Transit System

4. Resources for Mass Transit Planning

Further modules depending on Dive-In subject.

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