FedEx-EMBARQ Mobility and Accessibility Program
Working together with the common goal to improve quality of life through sustainable transport and mobility solutions
Project site: mobility.embarq.org
FedEx and WRI Ross Center are working together with the common goal to catalyze sustainable urban transport solutions to improve the quality of life for people in Brazil, India and Mexico. Both WRI Ross Center and FedEx recognized early on that the business of moving people is remarkably similar to the business of moving packages, and both organizations can learn from each one another. This collaboration was crystalized in the Mobility and Accessibility Program (MAP). MAP’s strategy is to leverage FedEx’s extensive know-how such as vehicle patterns, transport technology, and driver safety in order to accelerate the ability of EMBARQ—now WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities—to help cities create mobility and access to marketplaces, jobs, schools and community in ways that minimize environmental impacts.
The Mobility and Accessibility Lab helps to improve mass transport systems around the world through local capacity building and action. WRI offices work in their countries to develop programs that improve the quality, accessibility and usefulness of mass transit. The scope of each project varies, but they are united in pushing the boundaries of what is possible under local governance to improve quality of life and environmental sustainability through transit.