Posts tagged with 'regulation'
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50 Shades of Shared: How On-demand Technology Reshaped India’s Urban Mobility Landscape
50 Shades of Shared: How On-demand Technology Reshaped India’s Urban Mobility Landscape
India’s urban transport sector has seen tremendous change in the last 15 years. This series examines the evolution of the for-hire vehicles sector (FHVs), the regulatory response to it and its place in the mobility network of the future. While ...
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Local governments and private bus operators can work together to improve public transit services and increase productivity. Photo by Mariana Gil/EMBARQ Brasil.
How smart regulations can improve public transport in Brazilian cities
Over the past few years, demand for buses has been declining in major Brazilian cities. How should city and transport leaders respond to this alarming trend? One possible solution is to improve the quality and productivity of bus service. To achieve this, smart ...
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Technology-enabled taxis are helping fill a mobility service vacuum in Indian cities. Photo by Chrisbirds.com/Flickr.
The rise of technology-enabled taxis in Indian cities: A Q&A with OLA’s Arvind Singhatiya
New mobile technologies are helping transform mobility services in cities worldwide, including across India. EMBARQ India interviewed Arvind Singhatiya, Vice President for Corporate Affairs at OLA (formerly OLA Cabs), to better understand how mobile technologies are helping to meet growing ...
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India’s ambitious new road safety bill, currently open for public comment, is expected to save lives, grow the country’s economy, and create one million new jobs. Photo by IamNotUnique/Flickr.
What India’s new road safety bill means for cities and citizens
Road safety issues have reached a pinnacle in Indian cities. In 2013 alone, 140,000 people died in traffic crashes, and many more were severely injured. These premature deaths and debilitating injuries put an intense burden not just on families and ...
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Rickshaw fare regulation has caused some users to shift their mode of transport from private vehicles to auto-rickshaws in Chennai, though further reforms are necessary to address drivers’ concerns. Photo by Morgan Schmorgan/Flickr.
Can auto-rickshaw fare reform in Chennai lead users to choose sustainable transport?
Chennai, India has long been notorious for its lawless auto-rickshaw drivers. On August 25, 2013, the Tamil Nadu state government sought to change this perception by reforming rickshaw fare structures for the first time in 17 years. The government was ...
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E-rickshaws offer multiple advantages over more common auto-rickshaws, but require increased regulation to ensure passenger safety. Photo by Subhash Barolia/Flickr.
Regulation can help e-rickshaws transform urban mobility across India
As one of the most widely used forms of intermediate public transport or paratransit – services that connect users to mass transport systems like buses or metro – auto-rickshaws are ubiquitous in Indian cities. The electric rickshaw (e-rickshaw), however, emerged ...
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