• EMBARQ India experts explore health, environmental, and economic impacts of BRT at Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) workshop

    While bus rapid transit (BRT) has been most widely implemented in Latin America, Asian cities are emerging as the next great market for BRT. Together, these two regions account for 63% and 26% of global BRT ridership respectively, though that balance is shifting.


  • Expresso DF system will grow to include 150 kilometers and transport 600,000 people each day

    Brazil’s capital city of Brasília launched its first bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor – the Eixo Sul – this past Friday in a ceremony conducted by President Dilma Rousseff and Agnelo Queiroz, Governor of Distrito Federal. EMBARQ Brazil’s Director of Strategic Relations and Development Rejane Fernandes attended the event.


  • Report from EMBARQ Turkey reveals improvements in accessibility, traffic safety, and local business

    Editor's note: Read more about former New York City Mayor and current United Nations Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg's visit to Istanbul's Historic Peninsula, where took a walking tour with Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş, EMBARQ Turkey Board Chair and Director A.


  • 295 redesigned streets in historic Istanbul help reduce traffic crashes and save lives



  • Experts from the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities explore “common challenges and shared solutions” for sustainable, livable cities

    The decisions that city leaders make today will impact the lives of billions of urbanites for decades to come. Not only are cities home to half the world’s population – with that figure set to increase to 70% by 2050 – but the long life of urban infrastructure for basic services like water, energy, and transport means that the next decade is crucial for putting cities on the path to sustainable growth.


  • EMBARQ India leads knowledge sharing initiative to advance sustainable transport and urban development in India

    India is home to one of the fastest growing urban populations in the world. Indian cities are expected to grow from 340 million in 2008 to 590 million people in 2030, and with that growth comes significant challenges for the country’s city planners and leaders.


  • EMBARQ Mexico and the World Bank lead training course on sustainable urban mobility planning for Mexico City

    For the second consecutive year, the World Bank and EMBARQ Mexico led a training program for Leaders in Urban Transport Planning (LUTP) in Mexico City, Mexico. The training provided tools for urban planners and policymakers to develops systematic strategies around integrated urban mobility planning.


  • System adjustments can improve efficiency and operations as BRT booms in Chinese cities

    In the past five years, China has become the world’s fastest growing market for bus rapid transit (BRT). Today there are 17 BRT systems in China that serve 2.3 million people – the majority of these were built after 2008. Furthermore, China aims to build a total of 5,000 km of BRT by 2020, a fivefold increase form today.


  • MOVE Antônio Carlos is expected to carry 400,000 passengers each day

    Less than two months after launching its first bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor, the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte has begun operations on its second: MOVE Antônio Carlos. The corridor is already serving 77,000 passengers per day.


  • EMBARQ Turkey and the Danish Cycling Embassy co-organize workshop on designing, planning, and implementing urban cycling infrastructure

    Copenhagen, Denmark has a long tradition of cycling. The city’s recent Cycling Strategy for 2011 – 2025 was created to ensure cycling’s place in the future of Copenhagen’s transport network. This strategy includes measures like building out 400 km (250 miles) of bicycle lanes on both sides of major streets, as well as 110 km (70 miles) of more leisure-oriented trails.



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