75% of transit users say the system is "very good"
The first public evaluation of Macrobús, the first and only bus rapid transit system in Guadalajara, revealed positive user acceptance ratings of the initial corridor, which launched in March.
The survey, conducted by Mural, an independent local news media organization, found that most people had positive feedback about the new system.
CTS-México to help implement new national vehicle fuel efficiency standards
The Center for Sustainable Transport in Mexico (CTS-México) won a grant worth 100,000 Euros from the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) to help implement new national vehicle fuel efficiency standards through the design a of a cap-and-trade market in Mexico, in partnership with Mexico's [National Institute of Ecology (IN
Mexican and international experts meet in Mexico City to define project methodology
The Center for Sustainable Transport Mexico (CTS-México) and the Ministry of Social Development are working on a project, “Toward Competitive, Low-Carbon Cities,” to promote sustainable and competitive urban development by reducing polluting emissions, as well as by applying a comprehensive strategy for transportation and re-densification of urban areas.
EMBARQ and CTS-México lead training course at University of Guadalajara
EMBARQ and CTS-México hosted a bus rapid transit planning workshop on April 20-25 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The program included detailed presentations on the importance of BRT in sustainable urban transport and development, plus physical and operational design elements, performance indicators and international experiences about BRT.
From the World Resources Institute:
April 16, 2009
Location: WASHINGTON, D.C.
President Barack Obama announced plans today to pump $8 billion of stimulus funds into building a network of high-speed and intercity rail.
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Dr. Nancy Kete named a leader in the field of sustainable mobility
Experts meet in Buenos Aires to discuss collaboration on future projects
Next year's Latin American Congress for Urban Public Transportation (CLATPU) will be hosted in Mexico City, in conjunction with the 5th International Congress of Sustainable Transport, an annual event organized by CTS-México.
Sr. Transport Engineer Dario Hidalgo explains benefits of sustainable transport
EMBARQ was invited to participate in the meeting of the “Inter-Governmental Network on Air Pollution in Latin America and the Caribbean" in Panama City, Panama on March 26-27, 2009.
Forty bikes will have a new home outside popular shopping mall in Porto Alegre
The Center for Sustainable Transport Brazil (CTS-Brasil) will install two bicycle parking stations at Barra Shopping Sul, a popular shopping mall located near a 2.5-kilometer cycle path in Porto Alegre, Brazil.