• EMBARQ Brazil celebrates the launch of Belo Horizonte’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system

    Having launched on March 8, 2014, Belo Horizonte’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) system – MOVE has already had significant benefits for the city’s residents. Aiming to test its efficiency, a local press team traveled the same route by BRT and car and testified: MOVE is five times faster than the car.

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  • Cities already house half of the world’s population and are expected to add an additional 75 million people each year. The rapid growth of cities, especially in the developing world, presents enormous opportunities and challenges to ensure that growth is equitable and sustainable.

    The upcoming World Urban Forum (WUF7), organized by UN-HABITAT, will address the ways cities can become more sustainable and livable for all residents.

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  • You may notice that EMBARQ.org is sporting a bold, new look today. You guessed it, we've overhauled our website!

    We've redesigned this site with you - the user - in mind, giving you better access to our range of publications, videos, projects, and other materials. Read on to learn more about how our new site lets you engage with our experts, explore our projects and publications, and better understand our impact.

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    Juan Miguel Velásquez, Associate in the Research and Practice Department for EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) program for sustainable transport and urban development, will present a webinar on how high-quality bus rapid transit systems can impact the quality of life, productivity, health, and safety of people living in cities.

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    Benoit Lefevre, Director of Transport and Climate at EMBARQ, the World Resources Institute’s (WRI) program for sustainable transport and urban development, will present a webinar in Spanish on the introduction of the Low Emission Transport Toolkit. Navid Ahdieh, Project Leader at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will present the webinar in English.

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  • National and international experts discuss sustainable transport and urban development in India

    Editor’s Note: Watch a live webcast: connectkaro.org/live

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  • Mexico is preparing to pass an Energy Reform bill, which will be one of the greatest determinants of the country’s economic and environmental future. Environmentalists and non-governmental organizations, including EMBARQ Mexico, have drafted the secondary legislation (also known as delegated legislation) that will provide Mexico with the legal framework and implementation guidelines to make its goals for a sustainable energy future a reality.

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  • In the face of an increasing trend towards motorization and car ownership in Brazil, President Dilma Rousseff has announced over R$ 50 billion (US$ 21 billion) in federal resources to support urban mobility solutions.

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  • EMBARQ Turkey recently conducted a study on 69 bus lines operated by Istanbul Electricity, Tramway and Tunnel General Management (IETT) in Istanbul, Turkey. The study aims to understand the interactions of IETT’s 69 bus lines with Istanbul’s other transport modes - including the IDO ferry system, minibuses, and bicycles - with the goal of defining strategies to connect each transport mode and facilitate integrated and high quality service.

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  • EMBARQ China assesses contributing factors and potential solutions to China’s massive air quality challenge

    As severe air pollution grips Beijing, China and the surrounding region, the sharp rise in harmful particulate matter has forced authorities to consider both immediate responses and long-term strategies to combat air pollution.

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