This handbook synthesises and disseminates knowledge to inform the planning, implementation, and operations of urban rail projects.
It addresses the growing worldwide interest in the use of light rail metro transit (LRMT) schemes to provide urban transport solutions and reviews the potential use of public-private partnership (PPP).
This Railway Reform Toolkit aims to provide aneasy-to-use resource on the rail industry —what it is and what it does best— and to provide an experience-based set of best practices to aid inthe planning and execution of railway reforms.
The Toolkit is intended to provide African countries, in summary form, with an overview of the experience to date with railway concessioning in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The term of a public-private partnership (PPP) contract can exceed 20 or even 30 years. At the end of the term, the relevant private partner is often obligated to hand back the public asset in question (whether it be a road, an airport or a hospital) in a condition that meets the government procuring authority’s expectations.