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Issues for Urban Transport

The ITF’s Our Public Transport (OPT) programme promotes a social model of public transport with organisational and employment rights for workers, and the expansion of public transport with decent jobs. 

The programme: 

  • works in target cities, like Nairobi, to strengthen the voice of workers in the development of the proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) system and negotiate the transition from informal to formal work
  • campaigns to improve working conditions for all public transport workers, and informal transport workers in particular, through increasing their industrial power, building union networks in public transport multinational corporations, developing alliances with passengers, communities and other organisations and promoting women’s employment in public transport 
  • is developing an alternative public transport policy – one that is built on public ownership, public investment, decent jobs and union rights for workers