New system could benefit more than 800,000 residents
Arequipa is set to open a new transit corridor by August 2010 that will benefit more than 800,000 city residents in a way that's quicker and less polluting than before, according to Mayor Simon Balbuena Marroquín.
The mayor made the announcement after presenting an 18-volume feasibility study of the project, "Integrated and Sustainable Improvement of Public Transport Services in Arequipa."
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Highlights from 2008 include Network expansion and BRT scale-up
From EMBARQ Director Nancy Kete:
This year we welcome a new hue to the EMBARQ Network color palette. Like “México Green” and “Brasil Blue” that came before it, we now have “Andino Purple,” representing our newly established Center for Sustainable Transport and Health in the Andean Region (CTSS-Andino.)
SUM-Türkiye introduces local organizations to global network
The World Resources Institute and the Environmental Management and Law Association (EMLA) held a meeting in Turkey to introduce environmental organizations to The Access Initiative (TAI),a global network that promotes access to information, participation, and justice in environmental decision-making.
NTPP Member and WRI Transport Director Nancy Kete Comments on Today’s Announcement
Istanbul takes one more step toward protecting Historic Peninsula
Authorities in Istanbul announced on June 3 that Sultanahmet Square, a historic area in front of the famous Hagia Sophia Museum, will be open to pedestrians only.
CST-India hosts Streetfilms screenings to promote active transportation
More than 250 residents of Bandra, a suburban neighborhood in northern Mumbai, learned about the benefits of cycling on May 30 during a special screening of three short documentary films produced by New York-based Streetfilms.
Bellagio Declaration introduces climate change policy framework based on sustainable transport principles
Carbon dioxide emissions from the transport sector are expected to increase 57 percent by 2030, and developing countries will be the biggest contributors, according to a new declaration signed by the Asian Development Bank.
Federal policy recommendations to be submitted by end of July
The National Summit on Transport and Environment gathered 79 members of 56 transport-related organizations on May 28 in Brasilia to develop policy recommendations for the Brazilian National Plan of Climate Change (PNMC), which is up for revision in 2010.
Staff from EMBARQ and the
Foundation for Education and Social Development (Fundación FES Social) visited Arequipa, Peru during the last week of May to begin the first phase of a baseline study to evaluate how sustainable integrated transportation affects public health.