Informal Public Transport in Practice

Informal Public Transport in Practice

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Transport discourse often concentrates on what is missing from transport policy and practice in developing countries vis-An-vis high-income countries rather than articulating local creativity in responding to transport needs as revealed in informal public transport modes such as matatu, motorcycle, bicycle and animal transport. The matatu service, provided by privately-owned transport carriers, can be seen as a mirror of the life of Kenya, revealing how indigenous African entrepreneurship and capitalism straddles various economic, political and social systems. This book offers a phenomenological and situated analysis of the matatu entrepreneurship in the political economy of Kenya and its embeddedness in society.... recognized as a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) on Kenyan roads, and is issued by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), ... which are mostly the Toyota Hiace or the Nissan Homy model, is approximately 700, 000 to 900, 000 Kenyan shillings.

Title:Informal Public Transport in Practice
Author: Ms Joyce Kemuma, Dr Meleckidzedeck Khayesi, Mr Frederick Muyia Nafukho
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2015-09-28

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