The EBRD’s involvement in Tbilisi’s public transport reform: unresolved issues and ways to move forward

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), as part of its Green Cities programme, is supporting Tbilisi City Hall’s sustainable transport agenda with a EUR 230 million investment in four projects from 2016 to 2023. Through these initiatives, the Bank seeks to facilitate reforms by financing an overhaul of the city’s bus and metro systems and a restructuring of its transport network. The aim is to encourage a modal shift from private vehicles to public transport, thus reducing the transport sector’s environmental impacts and enhancing the quality of life for Tbilisi’s residents.