Recent Posts by Akshay
Passengers enter the TransOeste BRT in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TransOeste is one of many mass transport systems worldwide that has embraced fare integration, a critical component of multimodal integration. Photo by Benoit Colin/EMBARQ.
On the move: The future of multimodal integration
This is the ninth post of the “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. Preparation of this series was possible thanks to a grant by Shell Corporation. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the authors. ...
An auto-rickshaw carries young passengers in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Chennai's auto-rickshaw sector has undergone many recent improvements, yet fleet service implementation should be considered as a means to ensure high-quality service for passengers. Photo by Kamakshi Sachidanandam/Flickr.
Reinventing Chennai’s auto-rickshaws
Chennai – the capital city of Tamil Nadu in southeastern India – recently implemented new fare regulations in its auto-rickshaw sector for the first time since 2007. In 2010, the Tamil Nadu government lifted a freeze on issuing permits, which ...
Current global trends indicate a resurgence of mass transit in developed countries, and a rapid expansion of bus rapid transit (BRT) and metro systems in developing countries. High quality mass transit is essential for enhancing the economic, social, and environmental health of cities. Photo by Tommy Vohs.
On the move: The global rise of mass transit
This is the sixth post of the “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. Preparation of this series was possible thanks to a grant by Shell. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the authors. As ...
Changing urban mobility trends among younger generations in the developed world broadly reflect a growing preference for biking, walking, public transport, and shared mobility services over car ownership. Photo by Kartik Anand.
On the move: Younger generation mobility trends
This is the second post of the “Sustainable Urban Transport On The Move” blog series, exclusive to TheCityFix. The late Dr. Lee Schipper, an internationally renowned researcher on the linkages between transport and climate change who co-founded EMBARQ in 2002, ...
Intermediate public transport services such as auto-rickshaws are an important part of sustainable urban transport in India. Photo by Roy Sinai.
Rickshaw-Taxi Online Discussion Group – A Summary of Discussions
This blog post is part of the Catalyzing New Mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. Intermediate public transport (IPT) services, such as auto-rickshaws and taxis are an important part of sustainable urban transport in India. Over the ...
A typical Bangalore Rickshaw. Photo by  Roy Sinai.
Q&A with Padmasree Harish: Easy Auto Service
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation Easy Auto is a fleet auto-rickshaw service that provides pre-paid and dial-an-auto-rickshaw service in Patna, the capital of the Indian state of Bihar. Established in ...
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