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Transportation in Latin America and the Caribbean

At the Inter-American Development Bank Transport’s Division we pursue the goal of promoting economic development and quality of life of its inhabitants through transportation and infrastructure activities in an efficient, affordable, sustainable and safe way.

Our operational and knowledge lines of action focus in an integrated view of the different types of passenger and freight transport (road, urban, rail, air, ports) in combination with the strategic areas of Road Safety, Freight Logistics and Sustainable Transport (REST), Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Major Projects, which are the Banks’s differentiating factor in expertise and specific knowledge generation in the transportation sector in the Latin-American region.

Transport’s projects take into account the characteristics of each country, the importance of regional integration, gender dimensions and environmental, social and fiscal interventions while emphasizing the importance of public investment growth and of private sector participation in infrastructure financing.

Strategic areas




IDB Transport Update

Road Safety Guidelines

Source: BID Transporte

Road Safety Guidelines. Inter-American Development Bank.

Jun 30, 2014.

Road Safety Week concludes with a cycling tour

Source: abc

The V Road Safety Week ended with the objective of generating awareness actions for safety on the roads and, therefore, reduced traffic accidents.

Oct 6, 2013.


Projects Highlights

Lord Norman Foster

    Lord Norman Foster

    Reknown architect Lord Norman Foster addresses how to tackle the infrastructucture challenges of the developing world.
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