Research Recap, December 10th: NYC Transit Vulnerabilities, Auto Oriented States, E.U. Cars On Emissions Target
The NYC Subway suffered immense damage in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Photo credit: NYCMTA
The NYC Subway suffered immense damage in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Photo credit: NYCMTA Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it.   ...
TheCityFix Picks, December 6th: Free Transit For Youth, U.K. Transport Priorities, Nairobi Rail
San Francisco approved free transit for underprivileged youth. Photo by Brandon Doran.
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 and ...
Research Recap, December 3rd: Londoners Ditch Cars, $1.9 Trillion Saved, Electric Vehicles’ Counterproductively
Rail and bus use are way up in London. Photo by Éole.
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Londoners’ Rail, Bus-Centric Lifestyle London is leading the U.K. wide drop in auto-use and licensing of ...
Global BRT Webinar To Be Held Tomorrow
BRT systems move 24 million people over 3,781 kilometres of road daily. Photo by Erwin Morales.
Mark your calendars! The Across Latitudes and Cultures  - Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence (ALC-BRT) is announcing a monthly webinar series to share timely public transit research and encourage ongoing international collaboration across the BRT space. The series is ...
Emissions Regulations, An Integral Part of A Larger Policy Toolkit
The car driven sprawl of the Americas' largest metropolis, Mexico City. Photo by Pablo Pozo.
Aiga Stokenberga, the author of this blog post, completed this research as an intern in EMBARQ in Summer 2011.  Her research product is one of the last articles co-authored by the late Dr. Lee Schipper. EMBARQ encourages young researchers working ...
Friday Fun: The Nose Hair Indicator for Air Pollution
Nose hair length is the newest metric for measuring local air pollution. Photo courtesy of Clean Air Asia.
Visualizing air pollution is akin to to understanding several hundred shades of gray smog or looking at the local newspaper’s air quality indicators on a sliding scale of green (good air) dots to red (don’t go outside, ’tis dangerous) lozenges. While ...
How Am I Driving? A Dialogue on Auto-Rickshaw Drivers in India
The ubiquitous three-wheeler holds national consciousness, where little is known about their drivers. Photo by Akshay Mahajan
The ubiquitous three-wheeler holds national consciousness, where little is known about their drivers. Photo by Akshay Mahajan   This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation   As India’s urban ...
Friday Fun: It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s a …Gondola!
Some concept stations for urban gondola systems. Courtesy of Frog Design.
  Here at EMBARQ, we perform research and share best practices across a wide gambit of the ground transportation spectrum: from buses and their fuels, to pedestrians and their safety. Gondolas, however, fall somewhere in between surface transport and …skyways. ...
Apply for the Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship!
The late Lee Schipper, founder of EMBARQ.
  The Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship is now seeking applicants to innovate for sustainable transport. Lee was a founder of EMBARQ and dedicated his professional life to the efficient use of energy in mobility. An astrophysicist and a studied musician, ...
ADB Transport Forum 2012: Full Speed Toward Inclusive and Sustainable Mobility
As the population of Asia waxes, our director reflects on the ADB Transport Forum. Photo by Flickmor.
“We cannot continue as we are,” echoed the participants at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Transport Forum 2012 held in Manila earlier this month. Demographic trends around the world indicate that 44 million people will move to cities every year. ...