Keywords: least cost transport options, CNG vehicles, MRTS, biofuels, transport policies, transport measures, urban transport, transportation, Asia, cleaner transport, barriers, compressed natural gas, mass rapid transit systems, transport services, transport demand
Strategies for the promotion of cleaner and energy efficient technologies in the urban transport system in selected Asian cities
This paper presents key findings of a study conducted under Asian Regional Research Programme in Energy, Environment and Climate on least cost options to meet the projected transport service demand in eight selected Asian cities. It also presents the barriers to the adoption of the selected cleaner transport options. Furthermore, it discusses some policies and measures to promote the cleaner transport options. The study finds that high initial cost and lack of infrastructure (especially for compressed natural gas operated vehicles and mass rapid transit system) are the major barriers to the selected options.