Informal Transit Reform: The Case of Freetown / Digitilization of Transport in African Cities
Fatima Arroyo Arroyo
This PDF contains two presentations entitled "Informal Transit Reform - Case of Freetown" and "Digitilization of Transport in African Cities" made by Fatima Arroyo-Arroyo, World Bank Urban Transport Specialist, at SSATP's Annual General Meeting in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
The first presentation provides an overview of the entire transit reform approach used in Sierra Leone, which involved identifying and engaging with all project stakeholders, establishing a negotiating framework to manage the many change processes; transitioning Sierra Leone's Road Traffic Company from an operator to a regulator; and formalizing informal operators.
The second presentation entitled "Digitalization of transport in African Cities" presents creative ways to get data and generate analytics. In the case of Sierra Leone, call detail records (CDR) ware used to determine job locations and data collaboratives bringing together different stakeholders and citizens were able to map Sierra Leone's bus routes, identify roads needing repair, etc.