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BRT+ Centre of Excellence

The Centre for Transport Development is a member of the Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence, an international research collaboration that aims to develop scientific knowledge and dissemination around  planning, design, financing, implementation and operation of public transport (including BRT) in different urban areas. Funded by the Volvo Research and Education Foundation for a five-year period, the Centre is lead by Pontificia Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Pretoria, the University of Sydney and the World Resources Institute as core partners. UP's involvement wil specifically be aimed at promoting and undertaking research and outreach on BRT in the context of African cities and their public transport.

International Network for Transport and Accessibility in Low Income Communities

The CTD participates in the International Network for Transport and Accessibility in Low Income Communities (INTALInc), coordinated by the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds

The goal of the network is to promote awareness, scholarly exchange, and engagement with decision makers around issues of access and exclusion, and the role that transport plays in this.

Gautrain Management Agency

Through a recent collaboration with the Gautrain Management Agency, the CTD conducts research on the benefits and impacts of public transport investment in Gauteng. Further research topics include the  improved appraisal of public transport projects, and passengers' choice of access modes to/from rail stations.

University of Stellenbosch

The CTD is working with researchers in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at SU on modelling the potential for electric vehicles in minibus-taxi fleets in South Africa.

Information Behaviour on Public Transport Collaboration

Together with researchers from the Departments of Information Science and of Information Design (UP), Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda), and Whereismytransport (a private technology firm) the CTD is exploring new and behaviourally-rich understandings of how public transport passengers can be provided with better information, both static and digital. This project is funded by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundation's Mobility and Access in African Cities (MAC) programme.

Development Bank of Southern Africa

CTD researchers are participating in the newly established Infrastructure Research Chair funded by the Development Bank of Southern Africa.

South African National Roads Agency Ltd.

Various research projects relating to pavement design and transport planning from SANRAL's research panel involve researchers from the CTD.

 

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