Urban Transport Performance Appraisal: International Case Studies and Recommendations for China’s National Transit Metropolis Program
China's National Transit Metropolis Demonstration Program rolled out in late 2011 in the context of "double" reform on both supporting policies and institutions of the Ministry of Transport. This program selected 37 pilot cities to develop public transport as their urban development priorities, through a spectrum of planning, construction, land use, right of way, finance and tax policies. To track and evaluate the development achievements of these cities, the Ministry of Transport has issued the Notice of "Transit Metropolis Assessment System" (Jiaoyunfa  No. 387) in 2013.