COLOMBIA: Support for the structuring of the Regional Transport Authority for Cali and its metropolitan area (Cauca Valley Government) 2019 – 2020


Cauca Valley Government



Initial budget

100 000 €

Technical partners


Type of agreement


Duration of the agreement

1 year and a half

Implementation date and schedule

Launch: January 2019 Closing: July 2020

Context of the cooperation

The city of Cali and its metropolitan area have a population of over 3.3 million, and economic development is concentrated in Cali, where there are the most jobs and opportunities.

As a result, there is increasing use of cars and motorbikes, competition between municipal and intermunicipal public transport and informal transport, connectivity problems between rural and urban areas, high levels of congestion, and a lack of physical, operational and pricing integration of the system on a metropolitan scale.

In order to meet the mobility needs of local residents, the authorities are developing strategic projects: the regional train (supported by French cooperation) and “Corredor Verde”, a regional pilot project that prioritises green spaces and active modes of transport along the train route.

Against this backdrop, the government of the Cauca Valley and the region’s municipalities are aware of the need to organise, regulate and plan transport through the creation of a Regional Transport Authority (ART). In 2018 they therefore requested technical and financial support from AFD to structure this new authority. This support includes technical assistance organized by CODATU and a study on structuring the ART carried out by the Franco-Colombian consortium Suez-DVDH-GSD+.

Main needs

The aim of the technical cooperation led by CODATU was to build the capacity of local players in terms of the institutional organisation of urban transport:

-The organisation of thematic workshops with the participation of French and Colombian experts on the legal, organisational, financial and technical issues (intermodality, pricing, etc.) of a mobility organising authority.

-Support for the drafting of terms of reference for additional studies (including that for the implementation of the Integrated Regional Transport System).

Codatu Team

-Cooperation officer in Cali: Fanny Bertossi

-Project manager : Lucile Boudet

Senior expert: Pablo Salazar Ferro, Transitec

Our cooperations

ANGOLA: Support for the Angolan Ministry of Transport (2022 - 2025)
ECUADOR: Support for the Ministry of Transport and Public Works of Ecuador (2018 - 2022)
ARGENTINA: Support for the Government of the City of Buenos Aires in developing its urban and sustainable mobility policy (2021 - 2024)
COLOMBIA: Support for the structuring of the Regional Transport Authority for Cali and its metropolitan area (Cauca Valley Government) 2019 - 2020
PERU (2): Support for Promovilidad (programme of the Peruvian Ministry of Transport and Communications) (2022 - 2025)
PERU (1): Support for Peru's Ministry of Transport and Communications (2016-2019)
BRAZIL: Support for the Transport Secretariats of the State of Rio de Janeiro and the State of Sao Paolo (2017 - 2020)
INDIA: Support to Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) 2015-2017
TUNISIA: Technical cooperation with the Tunisian Ministry of Transport (2016-2018 and 2019-2022)
SENEGAL: Technical assistance for capacity building and reorganisation of CETUD (2017 - 2023)
EGYPT: Improvement of mobility systems in Cairo and Alexandria (2017 - 2020 extension 2023)
KENYA: Support to the Nairobi Mobility Authority (2021- 2023)
IVORY COAST: Support to the Urban Mobility Authority of Greater Abidjan (2021 - 2023)
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