Adaptation of the legislative and regulatory texts

The development and operation of urban transport are governed by legislative and regulatory texts under the jurisdiction of the state (laws, decrees) and/or local authorities (decrees, etc.) to which can be added the charters and agreements of the professional, public or private sectors. Any project, that significantly modifies the organisation of the network, the methods used to run the routes, the relationships between stakeholders (institutional and professional), the volume and quality of the offer and, of course, safety, will necessarily require additions and updates to be made to the legislative and regulatory arsenal.

In the past, the texts most often came under the responsibility of a single entity (the Ministry of Transport in particular). Today, the greater number of institutional and professional stakeholders must convey the new issues of urban mobility in the texts.

In order to complete this step, the question of the role of paratransit must be posed as well as the place it will be given in the new framework. Where applicable, it may be useful or necessary to establish a transition plan for the sector.

Related Questions

  • Do the legislative and regulatory texts (under the sole jurisdiction of the state and/or  governing the relationship between the public authorities and the transport sector) need to be revised for the acquisition project of new generation vehicles to function properly, including:
    • vehicle approval,
    • granting of the operating licence, and the potential implementation of a transition plan for the informal sector;
    • defining the operating specifications;
    • the capacity of operators to finance vehicles, the participation of financial backers, financial incentives from public authorities (tax measures, scrappage scheme, etc.);
    • the qualification levels required for access to the profession and to jobs in urban passenger transport;
    • the obligation for the operator to service  the vehicles so that they remain available every day and guarantee the safety of travellers and other road users;
    • Making changes to the periodic vehicle safety inspections (expanding inspection points, improving the skills of inspectors and the technical equipment of the centres)


  • Example : Operating costs (Antananarivo, Madagascar, 2012)