City Interventions

Davao Urban Transport

Country: Philippines
City: Davao

Key Stakeholders and PartnersDavao City Government, Department of Transportation and Communications, Asian Development Bank

Project Preparation Study PeriodNovember 2014 - December 2015

CDIA SupportUS$ 253,923

Expected Downstream FinancingUS$1,710.8 million (Asian Development Bank)

Infrastructure sectorsUrban Transport

CDIA priority impact areasClimate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Environmental Improvement; Good Governance; Poverty Reduction

Key City Development Issues

Within the context of pursuing sustainable urban transport in Davao City, two technical assistance projects by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) were conducted, the latter of which recommended transport sector reforms and the development of a mass transit system in the form of a Highly Prioritized Bus System (HPBS). Following these activities, CDIA provided technical assistance based on the request of Davao City through the Department of Transportation and Communications to further assess the HPBS recommendations. Its support was anchored on the need to strengthen the public transport planning capability of the city by way of establishing transport and traffic databases and taking stock of social impacts that will possibly arise if the city eventually pursues the HPBS recommendation.

Details of Cooperation

The CDIA Technical Assistance focused on three (3) major tasks:

1. Establishment of a transport and traffic database that in the long run would help the city properly gauge public transport demand;

2. Conduct further analysis of the extent of potential social impacts (especially relating to existing transport providers) so that the city can properly address issues that might turn up related to public transport route restructuring and rationalization when a new form of mass transit system is implemented; and

3. Continue the development of legal and franchising mechanisms and processes that will support the objectives of the proposed transport reforms.

Expected Development Outcomes

When implemented, the targeted transport reforms, including the proposed mass transit system are expected to improve the environment through the reduction of CO2 emissions and air pollution. It will also help increase mobility and accessibility for the urban poor through sustainable public transport development.

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