• EMBARQ and the World Bank are pleased to announce that Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, and The Honorable Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, are scheduled to be part of the keynote session on January 18, 2013 at Transforming Transportation.

    For a full conference agenda visit http://transformingtransportation.org/.

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  • EMBARQ will incorporate feedback into final document expected to be released by the end of 2013

    WASHINGTON (January 11, 2013) – Each year, 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes, according to the World Health Organization, and traffic fatalities are projected to become the fifth leading cause of premature death worldwide by 2030, ahead of HIV/AIDS, violence, tuberculosis, or any type of cancer. One way to prevent many of these deaths and injuries is to improve traffic safety, especially on major bus corridors in cities.

  • Holger Dalkmann responds to commitment made by world's largest multi-lateral development banks.

    This was originally published on WRI.org

    The world’s largest multi-lateral development banks — led by the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and others — committed to provide more than $175 billion over 10 years to support sustainable transport in developing countries.

  • Urban leaders gather to celebrate opening of new bus rapid transit corridor.

    This article was originally published in Portuguese on EMBARQ Brasil.

  • The new Transoeste express bus line totals 56 kilometers and 64 BRT stations.

    This post was originally published in Portuguese on EMBARQBrasil.org.

    As world leaders gather to address global sustainability at the Rio+20 Conference, the summit’s host city, Rio de Janeiro, just undertook its own green initiative— it launched its first bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor.

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  • EMBARQ Mexico signs MoU with country's leading housing developer.

    EMBARQ Mexico signed a Memorandum of Understanding on February 28 with Casas GEO, the leading private housing developer in Mexico and one of the largest in Latin America, to incorporate sustainability criteria into its development plans.

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  • New members include world-renowned architect and urban planner Jamie Lerner.

    The World Resources Institute (WRI) has elected three innovative leaders to join its board of directors: Daniel Cruise, Vice President of Public and Government Affairs of Alcoa Inc.; Jonathan Lash, former President of WRI and recently-elected

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  • Workshop hosted by EMBARQ India emphasizes entrepreneurship and organized fleet services.

    EMBARQ India, in partnership with the Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC), organized a half-day workshop in Rajkot, India on September 9 to discuss the need for reforms in the city's auto-rickshaw sector.

    As a result of the workshop, the city agreed to assess the feasibility of implementing reforms and begin promoting organized fleet services in Rajkot. The city also agreed to improve infrastructure in a couple of locations with high demand for auto-rickshaw services as pilot projects.

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  • City creates a vision and action plan for cycling.

    EMBARQ Türkiye and the Interface for Cycling Expertise (I-CE), a Dutch NGO, held their third cycling inclusive urban transport planning workshop on June 21-24 in Eskişehir, Turkey.

    Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality and EMBARQ Türkiye teams reviewed the designs of bicycle routes and concluded there was a need to improve some designs and embed new designs in a wider area. The workshop also involved strategic cycling planning and policy development to create a vision and action plan for the city.

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  • Sustainable transport and urban development reduces the risk of traffic fatalities and injuries.

    Today marks the official launch of the Decade of Action for Road Safety, a worldwide effort declared by the United Nations General Assembly to save 5 million lives over a ten-year period.

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