Well-planned and effectively implemented concession contracts are a crucial part of ensuring high quality public transport systems. These regulations are negotiated between the city and private companies that bid for the right to operate transport systems under certain conditions.
EMBARQ Brasil has partnered with Joinville – at 546,000 residents the most populous city in the southern state of Santa Catarina – to help craft the city’s strategy for people-oriented, sustainable mobility.
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Belo Horizonte, one of the host cities for Brazil’s 2014 World Cup, launched its MOVE bus rapid transit (BRT) system on March 8, 2014, which will drastically improve urban mobility in the quickly growing city. Today the city is home to 2.5 million people, while it was designed in 1897 to hold...
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Brasília, Brazil recently launched the first of four corridors in its new Expresso DF bus rapid transit (BRT) system. EMBARQ Brazil has supported the planning and implementation of the Eixo Sul corridor through strategic alignment and prioritizing traffic...
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.
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.
Rio de Janeiro’s newest bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor, the TransCarioca, began operations on Sunday June 1, 2014. This newest addition to Rio’s already well-developed BRT network will connect the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood to the Tom Jobim International Airport.
Cycling is already an important part of daily life many of Brazil’s urban residents. To grow the country’s cycling culture as well as provide better conditions for users, EMBARQ Brazil developed this “Manual of Projects and Programs for Encouraging Cycling in Communities” in partnership with the...
- Press Release
EMBARQ, the sustainable transport and urban development program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), is pleased to announce the launch of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.
In celebration of its 54th anniversary, Brazil’s capital city of Brasília is delivering a new high-capacity public transport system to the city, introducing 43 km (27 miles) of bus rapid transit (BRT).