Urban Transport Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean: Where We Are, How We Got Here, and What Lies Ahead
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Policy innovations are needed to break the vicious cycle in urban transport in LAC. The ultimate objective should be reliable, efficient, high-quality, and sustainable urban transport. The study describes urban transport policies implemented in the region, highlighting tangible impacts whenever possible, and opportunities to improve urban transport policy. A two-pronged approach is suggested, based on (i) service-oriented policies in addition to the more common asset-oriented policies; and (ii) integrated policies that address public and private transport simultaneously, incorporating dimensions such as congestion pricing and land-use management.