Cities in Focus | Istanbul
Produced by Ethan Arpi and Rhys Thom for EMBARQ. Directed by Emily Calderone. Edited by Andrew Bouvé.
With 64 million vehicles crossing it in 2005, the Bosphorus Bridge had become a major bottleneck for Istanbul commuters traveling between Europe and Asia. In March 2009, the historic mega-city unveiled the world's first inter-continental bus rapid transit line – easing congestion, reducing travel times and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.