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dc.contributor.advisor en_US
dc.contributor.advisor en_US
dc.contributor.author Shigwedha, Laina en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-07T14:08:02Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-07T14:08:02Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/384
dc.description Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Public Policy and Administration en_US
dc.description.abstract en_US
dc.description.abstract The transport sector is a backbone to the development of all sectors of the economy and in the promotion of mobility. Soon after independence, the Ministry of Works and Transport, the custodian for the transport sector was tasked with a number of issues needing redressing. This includes the deregulation of the operators' transport sub-sector en_US
dc.description.abstract The Government of Namibia made a decision in 1995 to deregulate the road transport, in particular, long distance bus operation, bus operation and taxis in urban areas. Through deregulation, the transport business was to open up and allow wider participation for all citizens. The White Paper believe that with the formulation of the new legislation to replace the then existing legislation there would be an increase in the supply of bus operation; while in urban areas, services to areas with no access to bus service would improve through the replacement of large buses with mini buses en_US
dc.description.abstract The aim of the study was to find out the extent to which transport policy has been implemented regarding bus operation in urban areas, looking at Windhoek as a case study. The overall objective was to investigate legislation and policies regulating public transport and their implementation status. The activities undertaken were to review policies in place, consult with the stakeholders to understand the implementation process en_US
dc.description.abstract The investigation was guided by two theories of policy implementation; the Interactive Model and the Theory-Driven Impact Evaluation. This paper finds that deregulation was partly implemented, favouring the long distance bus operation and taxis in urban areas. The objective to deregulate large buses in urban areas is not yet attained en_US
dc.description.abstract For Windhoek residents, public transport means poor bus service characterised by irregular bus provision, delays at traffic signals, overloading, too many taxis and too few facilities for these modes. Stakeholders meet on an occasional basis, and when even they do, resolutions are sometimes not implemented for reasons that this study has not explored. In order to improve implementation, stakeholders must embark on an interactive process of implementation and develop operative goals for the laws formulated. This is important to improve implementation and to prevent a situation where policies are left as they were. As Windhoek experiences severe limitations in the upgrading of the road network, it is important to seriously consider the application of Travel Demand Management in its entirety, since this has been proven successful in many cities in enhancing bus operation. en_US
dc.format.extent xiii, 97 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.subject Transportaion en_US
dc.subject Urban transportation en_US
dc.title Urban public transport: Alternatives for improving bus operations in Windhoek/ Namibia en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.identifier.isis F004-20070614 en_US
dc.description.degree Windhoek en_US
dc.description.degree Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree University of Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Public Policy and Administration(MPPA) en_US
dc.masterFileNumber 3284 en_US


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