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Moving the Masses: Bus-Rapid Transit (BRT) Policies in Low Income Asian Cities

Case Studies from Indonesia

  • Suryani Eka Wijaya
  • Muhammad Imran

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Suryani Eka Wijaya, Muhammad Imran
    Pages 1-29
  3. Suryani Eka Wijaya, Muhammad Imran
    Pages 31-49
  4. Suryani Eka Wijaya, Muhammad Imran
    Pages 51-73
  5. Suryani Eka Wijaya, Muhammad Imran
    Pages 75-113
  6. Suryani Eka Wijaya, Muhammad Imran
    Pages 115-154
  7. Suryani Eka Wijaya, Muhammad Imran
    Pages 155-181
  8. Suryani Eka Wijaya, Muhammad Imran
    Pages 183-190
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 191-200

About this book

Introduction

Public transport in low-income Asian (LIA) cities fails to meet people’s mobility needs, generates high greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and worsens social exclusion. Following successful Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) projects in Bogota and Curitibá, LIA countries promoted BRT in their large to medium-sized cities. However, the political and institutional structure distinctive to LIA cities makes their implementation difficult. This book investigates policy tensions by examining the planning and attempted implementation of BRT projects, taking Bandung and Surabaya in Indonesia as case studies. It analyses BRT to understand how power and communication gaps in institutional relationships between different actors at multiple levels of governance create conflict, and concludes that top-down policies and funding mechanisms cause tension in intergovernmental relationships. It also found that BRT solutions generated socio-political tension arising from the socio-economic realities and local political dynamics that shaped city structure, mobility patterns and capacity in resolving conflicts. The superimposed BRT solution generated discursive tension because conflicting discourses were not aligned with local economic, social, and environmental issues. The book highlights the need to take into consideration the vital role of local social and political actors, institutions and planning processes as they respond to and shape policies that are imposed by higher levels.


Keywords

Bus-Rapid Transit (BRT) in Low Income Asian Cities BRT in Indonesian cities BRT in Bandung BRT in Surabaya Transport policy tensions in Indonesia cities Climate change and BRT in low-income Asian cities Transport planning and policies in Indonesia Transport planning and policies in Bandung Transport planning and policies in Surabaya Urban Public Transportation in Developing Countries International development agencies

Authors and affiliations

  • Suryani Eka Wijaya
    • 1
  • Muhammad Imran
    • 2
  1. 1.BAPPEDA of NTB ProvinceMataramIndonesia
  2. 2.Massey UniversityPalmerston NorthNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2938-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-2937-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-2938-8
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