Established in November 2008, EMBARQ welcomed the newest addition to its international network: The Center for Sustainable Transport and Health in the Andean Region (CTSS-Andino), dedicated to advancing sustainable transport projects with a more conscious focus on public health.
Now known as EMBARQ Andino, the center's main project is with Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru, to develop a bus rapid transit system, promote biking and walking, and increase transportation accessibility for low-income areas.
EMBARQ Andino will manage a non-refundable technical assistance grant from the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) to complete project studies for the Municipality of Arequipa.
EMBARQ Andino’s technical team is led by Executive Director Jorge Jara. EMBARQ Andino also opened an advisory office in March 2009 to give advice to Arequipa’s transport operators on financial, legal and transport issues. The new service is designed to reduce risk for future transport projects.