• On December 12, 2013, EMBARQ Brazil hosted “On the Way to an Urban Mobility Plan,” in São José dos Campos, the seventh largest city in the state of São Paulo, boasting a population of 674,000 inhabitants. The event aimed to build the capacity of the city’s technical team tasked with preparing a sustainable urban mobility plan.

  • Research highlights Bogotá, Mexico City, Johannesburg and Istanbul

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  • 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.

  • 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’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.

  • EMBARQ Brazil aids Ministry of Cities with capacity building program targeted to mayors and public managers

    Brazil has set a national goal for all cities with over 20,000 inhabitants aimed at establishing an urban mobility plan by 2015. The country is rolling out activities to ensure cities are fully capacitated and appropriately informed.

  • Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) – a high-quality, efficient, bus-based mode of public transport – can shorten commuting times, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and generally improve quality of life for city residents. Today, 166 cities around the world use BRT and busway systems—up from just 45 cities since EMBARQ’s founding in 2002. EMBARQ, the sustainable urban transport and urban planning program of the World Resources Institute (WRI), has played a major role in scaling up the BRT concept to cities throughout the world.

  • EMBARQ’s Robin King hosts webinar for the Clean Energy Solutions Center on Wednesday, November 13

    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.

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