Cities across the world are changing rapidly, influenced by the forces of economic and cultural globalization. Over the years, the rate of urban change has accelerated to meet increasing demands with mass transit systems forming the backbone of an operational urban centre. However, mass transit reaches beyond A to B transportation. Other than its obvious territorial impact, mass transit has a large social impact influencing the core of every day life in urban areas.
Mass transit plays a critical role in more industrial areas and its efficiency depends on two major factors: the city’s industrialization level and mass transit management systems. In Europe, for instance, all cities with a population of over 1 million have at least 1 subway line. The same cannot be said in Africa. Passenger transport, logistics and freight transport are still heavily weighted towards the roads and that leads to the traffic and infrastructure problems that cover much of the continent’s major cities today.
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