Posts tagged with 'Ahmedabad'
BRT Knowledge Sharing in Asia, the Latin American Way
BRT Knowledge Sharing in Asia, the Latin American Way
  The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, along with CEPT University, is launching the Asia BRTS Conference to be held on September 6-8, 2012, with the goal of improving knowledge, sharing experiences and advancing the concept of bus rapid transit (BRT) in India and across Asia. ...
CNG: The Cleaner Fuel? – Part One
CNG: The Cleaner Fuel? – Part One
In India, the Gujarat High Court has ordered the state government to convert all public and private vehicles registered in the state to compressed natural gas (CNG) within one year. From the court’s order: “State is directed to pass necessary ...
TheCityFix Picks, April 6: BRTdata.org, Brainless Driving, Bicycle Crash Tracking
TheCityFix Picks, April 6: BRTdata.org, Brainless Driving, Bicycle Crash Tracking
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, 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 ...
Q&A with Nirmal Kumar: Transforming Paratransit in India
Q&A with Nirmal Kumar: Transforming Paratransit in India
G-Auto is an innovative auto rickshaw service started in Ahmedabad, India. G-Auto works to organize auto rickshaw drivers under a social umbrella, which provides safety and comfort to passengers, as well as income and job satisfaction to drivers. The service was ...
Nominate a City for the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award!
Nominate a City for the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award!
The 8th Annual Sustainable Transport Award, created by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy,  is given annually to the city that made most progress over the year to increase mobility for all residents while reducing transportation greenhouse and air ...
Ahmedabad's Janmarg Wins International Award
Ahmedabad's Janmarg Wins International Award
BRTS JANMARG AHMEDABAD from devansh on Vimeo. The International Association for Public Transport (UITP) awarded the PT x 2 (“public transport times two”) award to the Centre of Excellence in Urban Transport (CoE) at CEPT University, the knowledge partner behind Ahmedabad’s ...
U.S. Transport Professionals Study Ahmedabad's Janmarg
U.S. Transport Professionals Study Ahmedabad's Janmarg
The Transportation Research Board (TRB), one of six major divisions of the National Research Council—a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academies—announced a study mission to visit India and China in an attempt to learn ...
Q&A with Madhav Pai, Part 2: Lessons Learned
Q&A with Madhav Pai, Part 2: Lessons Learned
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series of Q&As with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future Q&As. ...
Q&A with Madhav Pai, Part 1: Basic Guidelines for Bus Reforms
Q&A with Madhav Pai, Part 1: Basic Guidelines for Bus Reforms
This interview is part of a bi-weekly series of Q&As with sustainable transportation advocates, planners, engineers, journalists, sociologists and other experts working to shed light on best practices and solutions from across the globe. We welcome your suggestions for future ...
TT2011: Global Perspectives on Sustainable Transport and Urban Development
TT2011: Global Perspectives on Sustainable Transport and Urban Development
Originally posted on EMBARQ.org. Urban dwellers in China, India and Mexico may not think they have much in common, but cities in all three countries are experiencing similar rapid growth patterns and the subsequent challenges in managing that growth in ...
One Year Later: Lessons From a State-of-the-Art Bus System
One Year Later: Lessons From a State-of-the-Art Bus System
We spoke with Prof. Shivanand Swamy about Ahmedabad’s Janmarg bus rapid transit (BRT) system one year after its creation. Ahmedabad, located in Gurajat, India, is home to about 4.5  million people with expected population growth of 75 percent by the ...
Transit and the Monsoon: Can We Harmonize the Two?
Transit and the Monsoon: Can We Harmonize the Two?
Over the past year, we’ve written extensively about the new bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Ahmedabad, India, called Janmarg BRT. The system — India’s first full BRT — was a game-changer in India in the sphere of urban transit ...
Access for All: Transport for the Disabled Poor
Access for All: Transport for the Disabled Poor
This is part of TheCityFix’s series, “Access for All,” about how we can use sustainable transportation development to ensure increased accessibility for poor city dwellers, particularly in developing countries. Ten to 12 percent of the world’s population lives with a ...
More on Ahmedabad’s Janmarg BRT: Accessibility and Signage
More on Ahmedabad’s Janmarg BRT: Accessibility and Signage
Last week, Prajna Rao, a transport planner at the Centre for Sustainable Transport in India (a member of the EMBARQ Network, which produces this blog), posted a photographic tour of Ahmedabad’s new bus rapid transit (BRT) system, known as Janmarg. ...
A Photographic Tour of Ahmedabad's Janmarg BRT System
A Photographic Tour of Ahmedabad's Janmarg BRT System
Prajna Rao is a transport planner at the Centre for Sustainable Transport in India (CST-India), a member of the EMBARQ Network, which produces this blog. She provides a photographic overview of Ahmedabad’s new BRT system, known as Janmarg, which has ...
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