This report addresses how the auto rickshaw sector can play a key role in improving sustainability for urban transport, and addresses negative perceptions of rickshaws. We also introduce new models of regulation and reforms that can be adopted for a more efficient and safer system and enable the...
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.
Vatsala works as a maid in Mumbai, India. Like many of the public in Mumbai—and cities throughout India—she relies on the auto-rickshaw to meet her demanding schedule and transportation needs. EMBARQ is working in India to improve the service to benefit the drivers, passengers and owners.
An auto-rickshaw driver in the Indian City of Mumbai (Bombay) discusses the daily challenges of drivers, from a lack of governmental support, to the unstructured nature of ownership and licensing of drivers. This video aims to highlight the need for improvements in the auto-rickshaw sector.
EMBARQ India has been working with the city of Indore, India since 2008 to improve the quality of city bus services. EMBARQ has provided ongoing technical advice to Atal Indore City Transport Services Ltd. (AICTSL) — the city's public transport authority...
The development of this guidebook parallels efforts of the Government of India's Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) to become a source of financing for the procurement of new buses nationwide. Cities across the country that have received these buses are beginning to operate...
Recognizing the role that auto-rickshaws play in sustainable urban transport and meeting daily commute needs in Mumbai will go a long way in improving conditions for drivers, as well as passengers, and will result in social and environmental benefits for Indian cities, as a whole.
May 2010 // Washington, D.C. Senior Transport Engineer Dario Hidalgo explains alternative solutions to sustainable urban transport, including non-motorized transport, disincentives to indiscriminate car use, transit-oriented development, and bus rapid transit.
February 2010 // Bangalore, India. Dario Hidalgo discusses the importance of bus systems, citing case studies in Delhi and Ahmedabad, India and Guadalajara, Mexico.
January 11, 2010 // TRB Annual Meeting. Lisa Rayle and Madhav Pai explain how transport and land use planning policies could influence greenhouse gas emissions at the city level.