Posts in the 'Integrated Transport' category
Every day, over 29.5 million people ride a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) or busway system globally. BRTdata.org is the most comprehensive, public database of BRT systems around the world, which is launching new visualization tools today. Photo by EMBARQ Brazil.
Visualize and explore Bus Rapid Transit with this revamped data portal
Every single day, nearly 30.9 million people ride Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) or busways system globally. That’s more people than the entire population of Ghana or the state of Texas. 19.5 million (63.3%) of these passengers are located in Latin ...
A crowd of passengers attempts to exit a metro station in São Paulo, Brazil. A new innovation from the Santiago Metro may help decrease platform gridlock for passengers like these, making public transport a more attractive alternative to private vehicles. Photo by Fernando Stankuns/Flickr.
Can this Santiago Metro innovation end gridlocked platforms once and for all?
Imagine you’re riding in a crowded metro car. It’s so full you weren’t able to get a seat, so you do all you can to stay upright as the train lurches between stations. As your stop approaches, you wonder how ...
Traffic congestion in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In Part II of our interview with Dr. V. Setty Pendakur, he discusses the exchange of transport-related knowledge and technology between developed and developing countries. Photo by Akshay Mahajan/lecercle.
Exchanging transport lessons between developed and developing countries: Q&A with Dr. V. Setty Pendakur, Part II
Last Tuesday on TheCityFix we shared Part I of our interview with Dr. V. Setty Pendakur, Founding Chair of the Transportation in Developing Countries committee at the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Last week, Dr. Pendakur discussed why sustainable transport is so ...
Auto-rickshaws are a quintessential feature of Indian cities and a crucial form of transport for millions of urban residents. The Rickshaw Rising Challenge seeks innovative ideas from Indian business endeavors that have the potential to revolutionize the country’s auto-rickshaw sector. Photo by Larry Johnson.
Rickshaw Rising Challenge: Revolutionizing urban mobility in India
Do you have a business solution that has the potential to deliver large-scale improvements in quality of service, access, safety, environmental impact, and livelihoods in India’s auto-rickshaw sector? The Rickshaw Rising Challenge is calling for applications from Indian business endeavors that have ...
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 ...
A crowded street in New Delhi, India, demonstrates the need for sustainable transport solutions in many developing countries. Dr. V. Setty Pendakur is the Founding Chair of the Transportation in the Developing Countries Committee at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) - the foremost research body promoting innovation and progress in transportation. Photo by Rob de Wit.
Why developing countries need sustainable transport: Q&A with Dr. V. Setty Pendakur, Part I
Here at TheCityFix, we emphasize the importance of sustainable urban transport and improved urban development every day. Recently, I had the immense pleasure of speaking with an esteemed individual who reminded me, very articulately, why sustainable transport is so crucial ...
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