One of the unspoken challenges of the 21st century will be to stop mass poverty and environmental degradation from engulfing developing country cities of today and tomorrow.
BRT experts state that Mexico City’s Metrobus must offer friendly mobility
By: Iván Sosa y Alejandro Ramos, Grupo Reforma
The opening of Metrobus is a revolution seeking to put an end to the poor treatment of the city’s citizens, accidents, congestion, and the intensive pollution generated by the previous system of microbuses, said various experts speaking at the first International Congress on Sustainable Transport.
Congress will analyze the experiences in Mexico and project the demand for BRT systems throughout Latin America
The Internation Congress on Sustainable Mobility, organized by EMBARQ, the WRI Center for Transport and the Environment – and the Center for Sustainable Transport in Mexico (CTS), will become the first Latin American forum for international experts to analyze the experience and potential of BRT projects in the Americas.
The first market research study has been completed regarding citizens’ attitudes towards the Metrobus in Mexico City.
Small investments in the right place drive a concrete change towards sustainable mobility
The Mexico City mayor, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, cut the ribbon of the city’s first Bus Rapid Transit corridor, Metrobus. The project consists of the first urban transport system to be to be initiated by an innovative private-public partnership leveraging $50 Million USD worth of investments through stimulating participation from both sectors.
WRI Board Member, Al Gore, was the keynote speaker at the World Environment Day dinner titled “Sustainable Transport for Sustainable Cities”.
Retrofit results prove 90% PM reductions with use of ULSD and catalyst filters
EMBARQ and its local Mexico City Center, Centro de Transporte Sustentable, launched a policy paper urging the Mexico city government to adopt a policy to retire, replace, and retrofit its current heavy diesel fleet.
The city of Porto Alegre today announced a groundbreaking partnership with the transport and environmental specialist, EMBARQ, to finance and implement a Bus Rapid Transit system for sustainable mobility in the city.
EMBARQ— WRI’s Center for Transport and the Environment — founded in 2002 to act as a catalyst for socially, financially, and environmentally sound solutions to the problems of urban mobility in developing country cities—is making significant progress in its partner cities of Mexico City and Shanghai and has started several new initiatives in Asia, Brazil, and possibly Turkey.