Promoting modal shift from private car use to sustainable integrated public transport for Greater Cairo and its satellite cities by introducing privately operated new high quality buses.
Global benefits: 290,000 tons of CO2 emissions reduced over the next 20 years as a direct result of successful implementation of proposed pilot projects and an estimated 600,000 tons of reduced CO2 through successful replication in Cairo, Alexandria and their satellite cities.
Component's Progress & Activities (click here)
This component is addressing the medium or higher income part of the population, who in principle would be in the favor of using more public transportation instead of a private car, if fast, comfortable and (in the case of connecting journeys) with other transport facilities (and the metro in particular) well integrated public transport services are
Component 1 includes the following activities, which are to be promoted and replicated through a public-private partnership (PPP) arrangement:
a) New, high quality public transport service for connecting Cairo and its satellite cities in order to attract current and expected future private car users, with the first services piloted between Cairo and the cities of Sheikh-Zayed and the 6th of October.
Under this subcomponent, the selected private investor, will introduce three new, high quality bus services running between Cairo and the cities of the 6th of October, Sheikh-Zayed and Media Production vicinity (connected to the Metro Station # 2 at Cairo University).
b) Improved internal, high-class public bus services within the satellite cities, with the first services piloted in the city of the 6th of October.
Under this subcomponent, the selected private investor will introduce two new bus services within the city of 6th of October to provide a more comfortable and higher quality alternative for the currently used, modified pick-up vans and the use of private cars. The purpose is to especially attract the current and expected future private car users and those requiring a connecting bus service for the intercity line running between the 6th of October and Cairo.