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18 to 19 April 2024 | By invitation only

Introduction

The Asia-Pacific cities are facing challenges to expand and integrate urban public transport systems and improve the efficiency of their services to meet increasing demand created by rapid urbanization. Many cities are operating a combination of different forms of urban public transport systems to meet mobility needs and enhance accessibility of the urban residents. Besides, the utilization of digital technologies can help significantly to further enhance the operational efficiency of urban public transport systems. 

The project “Building capacity for the integration and application of digital technologies in urban public transport systems in Asia-Pacific cities” was initiated to help build the capacity of selected cities in the region to enhance overall sustainability of urban public transport systems. The project aims to evaluate the existing state of urban mobility in pilot cities and countries, and make recommendations for innovative solutions, including application of digital technologies, in planning, development and operation of integrated public   transport systems.

The national workshop for Dushanbe, Tajikistan, planned in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport, Tajikistan, and Center for Digitalization of the Transport Sector, aims to share result of mobility assessment in Dushanbe and discuss ways to enhance sustainability, accessibility, safety and social inclusion of planning and operation of public transport systems and use of digital technologies in Dushanbe and major cities in Tajikistan. 

Urban transport policy makers and national experts from Dushanbe and other major cities in Tajikistan, representatives of private sector public transport operators, national and regional experts, and international organizations and development partners working in the areas of urban mobility are expected to participate in the national workshop.

Objectives

The key objectives of the national workshop are to: 

  • highlight the importance of integration and application of digital technologies to enhance overall sustainability of urban public transport systems; 
  • share experiences of Dushanbe city on mobility assessment using SUTI, and use of digital technologies and present stakeholder’s perception to enhance social inclusion, accessibility, sustainability and safe use of public transport in Dushanbe; 
  • present a methodological guideline and compendium of best practices on planning of integrated urban public transport systems and use of digital technologies; 
  • share experiences of public transport operators, and private sector and development partners on planning, development and operation of sustainable urban public transport systems; 
  • discuss the way forward for improvement of urban public transport system in Dushanbe and major cities in Tajikistan. 

Contacts

Contact person in Dushanbe: Mr. Suhrob Yoqubzoda, [email protected]
Contact person in Bangkok: Ms. Tham Lu, [email protected] 
 

for more information, please contact

Transport Division +66 2288 1234 [email protected]
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