Recent Posts by Dario
Hyderabad Metro: Back to Square One
Hyderabad Metro: Back to Square One
Photo by gautam. When the deal to build the Hyderabad Metro was announced a year ago, the transport community in India (and beyond) was very excited by the innovative financial arrangement: a Rs 12,132 crores (USD 2,515 million) project with ...
Everything You Wanted to Know About Bogota’s Transformation
Everything You Wanted to Know About Bogota’s Transformation
As a Bogotano, I’m always excited to hear and see good things from my own city. This video happens to be a crash course in how the city transformed itself in a short time, with great images of what happened ...
REPORT: Sustainable Transport that Works: Lessons from Germany
REPORT: Sustainable Transport that Works: Lessons from Germany
Freiburg, Germany is one of the most livable and people-oriented cities in the world. Photo by Roby©. Transport and urban development policies in European cities are recognized as being more balanced than those of the rest of the world, resulting ...
Economic Activity = Energy Use? Think Twice
Economic Activity = Energy Use? Think Twice
Increased economic activity doesn’t necessarily have to lead to greater energy consumption. Photo by bitzcelt. Energy use in the transport sector follows economic activity, but the relationship is not necessarily in direct proportion. Energy efficiency plays an important role in ...
In Delhi, India, it can be difficult to enforce curbside bus lanes. Photo by EMBARQ.
Median Lanes: Key in Bus Rapid Transit Performance
One of the most controversial aspects of Bus Rapid Transit design in Delhi has been the designation of median lanes as opposed to curbside lanes. The initial bus corridor in Delhi is based on median lanes to give priority to ...
The Tata Nano creates buzz in India and around the world. Flickr photo by code_martial.
The Tata Nano Released at Last: Blessing or Curse?
India experienced an automotive breakthrough last week: the release of the Tata Nano, the most economic vehicle in the Indian market, and arguably, in the world. The so-called “people’s car” has received praise from many sources, such as The Economist: ...
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