Editor's note: Read more about former New York City Mayor and current United Nations Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg's visit to Istanbul's Historic Peninsula, where took a walking tour with Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş, EMBARQ Turkey Board Chair and Director A.
While bus rapid transit (BRT) has been most widely implemented in Latin America, Asian cities are emerging as the next great market for BRT. Together, these two regions account for 63% and 26% of global BRT ridership respectively, though that balance is shifting.
Brazil’s capital city of Brasília launched its first bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor – the Eixo Sul – this past Friday in a ceremony conducted by President Dilma Rousseff and Agnelo Queiroz, Governor of Distrito Federal. EMBARQ Brazil’s Director of Strategic Relations and Development Rejane Fernandes attended the event.
Every two years, the World Resources Institute (WRI) honors individuals committed to confronting the great environmental, social, and economic challenges of today. The 2014 Courage to Lead Luncheon brought together an impressive lineup of speakers to recognize the achievements of WRI Chairman James A.