EMBARQ’s Robin King hosts webinar for the Clean Energy Solutions Center on Wednesday, November 13October 25, 2013
What: Robin King, EMBARQ’s Director of Urban Development and Accessibility, will present a webinar on Low-Carbon Urban Mobility Plans.
When: Wednesday, November 13, at 9:00 pm EDT.
Where: Interested participants can register for the webinar here. For those unable to participate, the full presentation will be available online after the webinar is completed.
October 22, 2013
The World Bank and EMBARQ, the sustainable transport program of the World Resources Institute, will co-host the 11th annual Transforming Transportation conference at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on January 16 and 17, 2014.
The event provides a unique opportunity for the global transport community to discuss how to achieve large-scale and widespread adoption of sustainable solutions. Please join us for this progressive event on sustainable transport.
October 16, 2013
Bangalore is the third largest city in India, with a population of about 8.5 million people. As the sole provider of public bus transport, the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) carries about 4.8 million passenger trips daily – and accounts for 42% of all motorized travel in the city. Facing pressures of rapid population growth and increasing private motorization, BMTC is implementing major reforms in order to improve the quality of its service.
September 26, 2013
EMBARQ’s Nicolae Duduta will present a webinar on traffic safety in bus corridors on Friday, September 27, at 11:00 am EDT. Duduta is an Associate Transport Planner based in EMBARQ’s Washington, D.C. office, whose work focuses on transport, urban development, and traffic safety projects across the EMBARQ Network. Presented for the BRT Center of Excellence, the webinar will analyze how choices made in the planning and design of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system can have a great impact on its safety performance.
September 19, 2013
The SOLUTIONS project on innovative and green urban transport solutions has issued a call for cities from Asia, Latin America, and the Mediterranean to get involved in innovation activities as a leading, take-up, or training city. The deadline to submit applications to join the project is September 30, 2013.
September 16, 2013
The award recognizes EMBARQ Brazil’s work in partnership with the city of Belo Horizonte
EMBARQ FedEx Vehicles and Fuels team wins The Fred Burggraf Award for excellence in transportation researchAugust 26, 2013
On January 13, 2014, the authors of EMBARQ’s "Meta-Analysis of Transit Bus Exhaust Emissions," an initaitve of the EMBARQ-FedEx Vehicles and Fuels Program, were officially awarded the Fred Burggraf Award during the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
August 09, 2013
1 billion of the world’s population has a disability. 80% of these people live in developing countries, many subsisting below the poverty line. These are the people who most need accessible, affordable, public transport. Yet, disability and accessible transport have been notably absent from development agendas due, in part, to the lack of awareness and understanding of disability as a development issue.
August 08, 2013
EMBARQ Brazil visited Brasília for two important outreach actions in late July: a meeting with the federal government to foster best practices on urban mobility among Brazilian cities, and the Second Strategic Alignment of Federal District BRT Eixo Sul.
August 08, 2013
As India’s public bus companies work to stay afloat amidst rising gas prices and shrinking budgets, EMBARQ India is helping. From June 7th-10th, EMBARQ India conducted a series of two-day workshops, one for BEST (Mumbai’s City Bus Service Provider) and one for NMMT (Navi Mumbai Bus Service Provider), aimed at teaching bus drivers how to drive more safely and more efficiently. By working together, EMBARQ India and Mumbai’s bus companies are improving both the safety of bus operations and the fuel efficiency of the vehicles.