General Knowledge
Mr. Cosmas P.M. Takule
Dar Rapid Transit Agency, Tanzania
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jean-rene BERRENGER
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Urban Mobility
Africa (AFR)

Media Campaign for Public Support for Cleaner Buses and Fuels

Tanzania through the Dar Rapid Transit Agency (DART) is implementing the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project a bus-based mass transit system that delivers fast, comfortable, and cost-effective urban mobility. The system is being developed in six phases involving six main corridors and arterial roads in the city. The construction of the first phase of the BRT system consisting of 20.9 kilometres of road infrastructure together with the associated trunk and integrated feeder stations, 5 bus terminals and 2 bus depots is at advanced stage and expected to be operational by December 2013.

The Environmental perspective of the BRT project focuses on promotion of the reduction of greenhouse gas and conventional air pollutant emissions through the optimization of the public transport operations and the use of alternative fuels.