The project will identify the most polluting vehicles and help researchers find policy solutions.
After nearly a year of planning, EMBARQ is beginning a major emissions inventory project in Istanbul, Turkey that will help the EU candidate country develop targeted and effective air-quality policies.
Hydraulic concrete will strengthen the pavement under the 30-ton Metrobuses
By Ivan Sosa
La Reforma, 10/15/2006
Initial Metrobus construction along Insurgentes Avenue
The introduction of hydraulic concrete into the 20 kilometers of confined lanes on Insurgentes Avenue in the Metrobus system will cost 150 million pesos ($14.3 million USD) but will give the lanes a useful life of 70 years, according to Mexico City Secretary of Public Works Cesar Buenrostro.
EMBARQ's article in Sustainability Consortium News talks about the importance of knowing our starting point
For millennia, Istanbul has been a destination for people from all over Turkey and the world. Home to 12-15 million people (depending upon who is doing the counting), this mega city is crowded. With over 600 new vehicles entering traffic daily, traffic congestion has become the number one issue facing the city. And with increased congestion comes increased transport-based emissions.
EMBARQ has made its commitment: to assist the city of Porto Alegre in its transition to sustainable mobility.
For the second consecutive year, EMBARQ participated at the Clinton Global Initiative, reporting progress on its commitment to revitalize the downtown of Porto Alegre, Brasil with the development of a financially and economically sustainable Bus Rapid Transit system.
Conference aims to create an annual space for sharing experiences from integrated transport systems around the world.
The Second Congress is designed to benefit federal, state, and municipal authorities; Mexican and international experts in transportation and mass transit; transport businesses; providers, financers, investors, consultants, NGOs and specialists in the field; professors and students; and anyone interested in the areas of transport, urban mobility, and reclamation of public space.
A first anniversary celebration was held June 19
By Alejandra Bordon
La Reforma, 6/19/06
After one year in operation, Metrobus, which runs along Insurgentes, has served more than 50 million passengers, announced Guillermo Calderon, director of the Public Transport Corridor System, yesterday.
Caterpillar Foundation joins the Shell Foundation in working to meet the sustainable mobility needs of cities across the world.
EMBARQ's plans for expansion into new Latin American, Turkish, and Asian markets gained significant momentum with the April 27, 2006 announcement of a new $7.5 million contribution from the Caterpillar Foundation.
Future Urban Transport Conference provides an opportunity to reflect on EMBARQ's experiences and analysis over the past four years.
At the Future Urban Transport Academic Workshop, supported by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations in Göteburg, Sweden, and held April 2, 2006, EMBARQ Director of Research Dr. Lee Schipper interpreted EMBARQ’s experiences after four years of working with developing cities to implement sustainable transport in a pragmatic manner.
In his opening remarks at the Conference on Alternative Technologies for Public Transport held in New Delhi, India, from March 21-23, The Hon. S. Jaipal Reddy, Union Minister of Urban Development, stated "There is no escape from Bus Rapid Transit" when authorities at the national and local level are making choices to improve urban transport.