The Transport and Communications Bulletin for Asia and the Pacific is a peer-reviewed journal published once a year by the Transport Division of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The main objectives of the Bulletin are to provide a medium for the sharing of knowledge, experience, ideas, policy options and information on the development of transport infrastructure and services in the Asia-Pacific region; to stimulate policy-oriented research; and to increase awareness of transport policy issues and responses.
Given the increased demand for urban mobility due to rapid urbanization and rural-urban migration, Asian countries need to make a significant investment in improving urban transport infrastructure and systems. There is a need for evidence-based policies and sustainable and inclusive plans for the urban public transport systems that tackle these pressing issues. In this Bulletin these issues are explored with a focus on countries in the Asia-Pacific region. It consists of four articles:
a. Impact of bus rapid transit on urban air pollution: commuter’s exposure to PM2.5 in Ahmedabad by Shivanand Swamy, Madhav Pai and Shelly Kulshrestha;
b. Sustainable and equitable transport system in Delhi: issues and policy direction by Absar Alam;
c. Towards an inclusive public transport system in Pakistan by Muhammad Adeel, Anthony G.O Yeh and Zhang Feng; and
d. The institutional environment for sustainable transport development by Abdul Quium.