TheCityFix Picks, January 23rd: Billions for Brazilian BRT, Light Rail for Motor City, Indian Public Safety
Brazil, the pioneer of BRT, is investing US$7.7 billion in Recife's BRT. Photo by Fotoparceiros.
  Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Every week, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health ...
Better Driving, Improved Fuel Efficiency
Driver-trainer Mohammad Hanif instructing Star Bus drivers on better driving and improved fuel efficiency
With input from Umang Jain The Delhi Government introduced a new scheme to improve the operation of bus services where existing routes, 650 in total, were classified into ‘clusters’. This scheme envisaged concurrent operations of the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) ...
4 Big Ideas To Revolutionize Transportation
WRI President Andrew Steer, World Bank President Jim Kim and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered remarks. Photo credit World Bank.
A version of this post originally appeared on WRIInsights. Two leaders on urban development recently came together on the same stage: Dr. Jim Yong Kim and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Kim, president of the World Bank, and Bloomberg, mayor of New ...
Bloomberg Philanthropies releases midway status report to evaluate Global Road Safety Program
Day Two of Transforming Transportation commencesdwith a debate between World Bank President Kim and New York Mayor Bloomberg on global road safety.  Photo by Aaron Minnick
Today, Bloomberg Philanthropies released their midway status report to evaluate Global Road Safety Program interventions, with contributions from EMBARQ. EMBARQ President Holger Dalkmann issued the following statement of support: “As EMBARQ scales up sustainable transport to address road safety, Bloomberg Philanthropies’ leadership demonstrates how ...
Day 1 Mid-Day – Transforming Cities, Capitalizing on Commitments
EMBARQ Director Holger Dalkmann kicks off Transportation Transportation 2013. Photo by Aaron Minnick.
The first sessions of Transforming Transportation 2013 opened today with a common theme: Big Opportunities. International experts, elected and appointment officials, and a set of key stakeholders kicked-off two days of interactions to discuss these big opportunities in transport as ...
Call for Applications: EMBARQ India 2013 Internship Program
Call for Applications: EMBARQ India 2013 Internship Program
EMBARQ India seeks applications for its 2013 Internship Program for project and research work on sustainable transport and urban development. EMBARQ India has been actively promoting the development of sustainable transport in a number of Indian cities. Its project and research ...
A Safety Assessment of Auto-rickshaws in Mumbai
Auto-rickshaws in Mumbai
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation.   Continuing the discussion on road safety in Mumbai city, EMBARQ India recently analysed data about road accident fatalities and serious injuries ...
6 Top Environment And Development Stories To Watch In 2013
WRI President Andrew Steer and World Bank President Kim. Photo by Aaron Minnick.
This post originally appeared on Bloomberg.com and WRIInsights.  As we enter 2013, there are signs of growth and economic advancement around the world. The global middle class is booming. More people are moving into cities. And the quality of life for millions ...
Transforming Transportation 2013: Day 1
Attendees on a coffee break. More than 400 people attended Day One of Transforming Transportation 2013
We began day one of the Transforming Transportation conference with discussions on how to best use the $175 billion committed to sustainable transport by multilateral development banks at Rio+20. Discussions focused around the definition of sustainable transportation itself, and then ...
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and World Resources Institute Partner to Promote City Transit Solutions
C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and World Resources Institute Partner to Promote City Transit Solutions. Photo by David W.
This post was originally featured on WRI.org.  The World Resources Institute, led by its sustainable transport center, EMBARQ, and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) established a partnership today that will further their mutual goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from urban transportation. ...