Program for the restructuring and regulation of Iasi public transport - Section length: 15 km

The city of Iasi, with 340,000 inhabitants, intends to upgrade and improve its urban transportation system. For these purposes, Iasi counts on a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). A section of this program was devoted to the upgrading of the city’s tramway network. The restructuring of the transport system also covered the reorganization of Iasi RAPT, the state-owned transport company.

The main targets of this project were:

  • Define the roles of the different transport companies and build up a long-term strategy of public transport.
  • Assist the City Council to negotiate and sign a Public Service Contract with RATP.
  • Give advice on the legal and organizational structure of the chosen public transport plan.
  • Prepare a system of tenders for the private mini-buses in order to foster competition.
  • Check investments needs in the public transport sector.
  • Develop a plan for the restructuring of the urban public transport in Iasi, with a schedule of developed services.
  • Assess the current situation in terms of public transport.
  • Draft the public service contract.
  • Strengthen the legal and institutional frames.
  • Define the strategy for the restructuring of the transport system.
  • Prepare an investment program.
  • Develop an action and implementation plan.


Iasi City Council

Project Dates

2008 – 2009

Project Figures

Contract Value: 150,000 €