Posts tagged with 'paratransit'
COVID-19 Stalled New Mobility Startups. Here’s Why They’re Still a Good Investment.
COVID-19 Stalled New Mobility Startups. Here’s Why They’re Still a Good Investment.
As some countries creak open in the wake of COVID-19, businesses and workers rightly fear the rough road ahead. Over the past 10 weeks, 40 million U.S. workers have lost their jobs. Researchers at the University of Chicago estimate that ...
Addis Ababa Is Fighting to Avoid the Worst of COVID-19, But Transport Challenges Are Hampering Containment Efforts
Addis Ababa Is Fighting to Avoid the Worst of COVID-19, But Transport Challenges Are Hampering Containment Efforts
Contrary to what many speculated, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ethiopia has been low so far. As of May 18, 2020, the Ministry of Health confirmed it had a total of 352 cases of COVID-19 of which 30% ...
To Clean Delhi’s Air, Reform Its Transport System
To Clean Delhi’s Air, Reform Its Transport System
Over the past few years, around the time when Diwali – the Hindu festival of lights and India’s biggest holiday – ends and winter sets in, Delhi’s air quality has plummeted to dangerous levels, initiating a series of debates and ...
Tech Startups Offer New Answers to African Transport Woes. How Can Cities Capitalize?
Tech Startups Offer New Answers to African Transport Woes. How Can Cities Capitalize?
The fundamentals of urban mobility are changing rapidly. Apps like Uber and Lyft are becoming ubiquitous around the world and new modes like electric and shared bicycles and scooters are on the rise. The conversation is increasingly trending toward mobility ...
In African Cities, Mapping Paratransit Makes for Smarter Mobility
In African Cities, Mapping Paratransit Makes for Smarter Mobility
Hand-drawn in black marker and spanning an entire wall of Addis Ababa’s Anbessa company headquarters is a map depicting stops, timetables and fares for the city’s 73-year-old public bus system. Peeling icons and stickers tell a history of corrections and ...
People Move to Cities for Better Jobs and Opportunities. Impossible Commutes Are Getting in the Way
People Move to Cities for Better Jobs and Opportunities. Impossible Commutes Are Getting in the Way
Emmanuel leaves his home at 5 a.m. every morning with his two daughters. They take a mini-bus, or “tro-tro,” from their house in Awoshie, a residential neighborhood of Accra, Ghana, to the central business district where Emmanuel works. The trip ...
New Mobility Is Coming to a City Near You – Will It Be Sustainable?
New Mobility Is Coming to a City Near You – Will It Be Sustainable?
More than 300 new bike-share services were launched worldwide last year. Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Didi Chuxing together provide more than 45 million rides a day. Electric scooters are accounting for more short trips in the places where they’re available and drones and autonomous ...
Can Paratransit Evolve Alongside African Cities?
Can Paratransit Evolve Alongside African Cities?
Dadalas, donfos, matatus, trotros, car rapides, minibus-taxis – whatever you call the on-demand minivan services that are so ubiquitous in many African cities, you can’t argue with their dominance. Such paratransit systems, as they are known in the transport world, ...
Though progress has been made, cities worldwide must continue to implement universal design solutions that make transport services accessible for disabled persons. Photo by Igor Schutz/Flickr.
How cities can provide universally accessible mobility services: A Q&A with Tom Rickert
TheCityFix recently interviewed Tom Rickert – Founder and Executive Director of Access Exchange International – to learn more about how cities can improve mobility for disabled persons. Access Exchange International was founded in 1990 to promote accessible public transport for ...
Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit
Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit
This post was originally published on EMBARQ.org on February 10, 2012 by Divya Kottadiel. EMBARQ India organized and hosted Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit on February 10 to present the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneur-driven organized fleet auto-rickshaw services, as an integral part ...
New Videos: Stories of Auto-Rickshaws in India
New Videos: Stories of Auto-Rickshaws in India
The World Resources Institute and EMBARQ (the producer of this blog) today announced the release of “Sustainable Urban Transport in India: Role of the Auto-rickshaw Sector,” a report analyzing the role of the auto-rickshaw industry in improving sustainable transportation. To ...
Sustainable Urban Transport in India: Role of the Auto-Rickshaw Sector
Sustainable Urban Transport in India: Role of the Auto-Rickshaw Sector
Auto-rickshaws are an important part of urban mobility and a step to improving sustainable transportation, as well as quality of life in Indian cities. Integrating auto-rickshaw services as a feeder mode complements public transportation systems, ensuring connectivity and easy access ...
Eliminating Price Bargaining from Auto Rickshaw Services in India
Eliminating Price Bargaining from Auto Rickshaw Services in India
Bargaining is an expected and important ritual of shopping in India, yet its extension to transport pricing in the auto rickshaw service industry has inspired many to find a lasting solution to avoid the negotiation process. We highlighted one of ...
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 ...
MetroAccess "No Strand" Policy Wins, for Now
MetroAccess "No Strand" Policy Wins, for Now
On August 1, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) wrote a memo to all MetroAccess drivers telling them to stop picking up anyone who could not pay the full fare, starting on Monday. Now, just four days later, WMATA ...
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