Part of: Toward Efficient Informal Urban Transit

Problems with Many Informal Systems

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  • Unregulated operations can have problems with:
    • Passenger safety from lax maintenance of vehicles or unregulated drivers
    • Lack of redress for rider complaints 
    • Overcrowded and uncomfortable vehicles
  • There may be little connectivity among informal transit systems
  • As with formal transit, some areas (the poorest) may not be served at all
Photo by Seema Parakh / WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.