• EMBARQ China weighs in on the long-term viability of Beijing’s new measure

    Beijing has announced an effort to further constrict its vehicle quota control regulation in the hopes of curbing air pollution and traffic congestion in China’s capital city. Echoing the city’s recent “Clean Air Action Plan (2013-2017),” an amendment to the car ownership restriction regulation was issued on November 28 that will cut the annual vehicle increases from 240,000 to 150,000 beginning in 2014.

  • EMBARQ Mexico collaborates with Mexico City’s government to develop path towards a sustainable, healthy, and livable city

    In an effort to better regulate mobility in Mexico City, the Legislative Assembly of the Federal District recently proposed draft legislation on transportation in the city. During the drafting process, the Secretary of Road Transport and the Government of the Federal District worked together to identify priorities of citizens, government institutions, civil society, and transport experts throughout the city in relation to mobility.

  • The final adjustments to MOVE, Belo Horizonte’s new bus rapid transit (BRT) system, have been made in preparation for its launch in 2014.

  • Announcing US$50,000 support for innovators to transform the auto-rickshaw sector in India

    The recently launched Rickshaw Rising Challenge provides a breakthrough opportunity for entrepreneurs and small businesses to change the face of urban mobility in India. The Challenge calls for applications from early-stage businesses with the potential to create large-scale change in India’s auto-rickshaw sector and respond to the challenges of urbanization.

  • The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), in partnership with the Sustainable Transport Award Steering Committee, has announced four city finalists for the 2014 Sustainable Transport Award (STA): Buenos Aires, Argentina; Indore, India; Lanzhou, China; and Suwon, South Korea.

  • EMBARQ India received special recognition in the third edition of the Volvo Sustainable Mobility Awards, announced at last week’s Volvo Nobel Memorial Seminar in Bangalore, India. EMBARQ India’s submission, “Towards a Walkable and Sustainable Bengaluru: A Safe Access Project for Indiranagar Metro”, aims to improve safety and accessibility for bikers and pedestrians around Bangalore’s metro stations.

  • EMBARQ’s Dario Hidalgo hosts webinar for the Clean Energy Solutions Center on Tuesday, December 10

    What: Dario Hidalgo, EMBARQ’s Director of Research and Practice, will present a webinar on financing urban transportation policies and programs.

    When: Tuesday, December 10, 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.

  • For the next two weeks, the EMBARQ Network will be participating in the nineteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) taking place in Warsaw, Poland. EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport and urban planning program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), will have several experts leading and speaking at side events throughout the conference.

  • Applications are now open for the 2014 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency. Provided jointly by the Schipper Family and EMBARQ, the sustainable transport and urban planning program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), the Scholarship will award an extraordinary candidate up to $10,000 to advance transformative research in efficient and sustainable transport.

  • For many cities, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a highly cost-effective option for developing a comprehensive, high-quality public transport system. Arequipa, Peru – Peru’s second largest city – is no exception. For several years, the city has been pursuing the idea of a modern integrated transport system.


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