City secures funding for 170 new buses
The city of Indore secured Rs. 70 crores ($14 million) from the Indian government's stimulus package to purchase 170 new transit buses featuring low-entry platforms and air conditioning.
SUM-Türkiye leads seminar for Istanbul officials
The Center for Sustainable Transport Turkey (SUM-Türkiye) and Istanbul's Department of Environmental Protection hosted a seminar on March 23 about reducing transport emissions in Turkey.
Old-fashioned taxicabs replaced by cleaner cars
Transport operators in Arequipa, Peru replaced the city's old-fashioned "lanchones," or shared taxicabs, with more than 180 considerably newer vehicles to reduce pollution and modernize public transport.
Service designed to manage risk for sustainable transport projects
The Center for Sustainable Transport and Health Andes (CTSS-Andino) opened an advisory office on March 20 for transport operators in Arequipa, Peru.
The new service, established with support from the Andean Development Corporation (CAF -- Corporción Andina de Fomento), will provide city transport operators with advice about financial, legal and transport-related issues.
Metrobus successfully begins operations
The new 11-kilometer Metrobus line carrying commuters between Europe and Asia began operations on March 3 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that included top city officials and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Andean Development Corp. agrees to provide assistance
Mayor José Fogaça renewed his agreement with EMBARQ and the Center for Sustainable Transport Brazil (CTS-Brasil) to improve accessibility and mobility in downtown Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Guadalajara Launches Macrobús
Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa and Jalisco Governor Emilio Gonzalez Marquez unveiled the first line of the city’s new bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Guadalajara on March 11, as part of the state government’s effort to provide a high-quality solution to congestion and air pollution.
The Interface for Cycling Expertise hosts two workshops to discuss bicycling and walking
Transport experts and community-based organizations came together to discuss how to make Indian cities more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly during two workshops organized by the Interface for Cycling Expertise, a Netherlands-based nonprofit that works to develop sustainable urban and transport plans.
New bus rapid transit extension connects Europe to Asia
Next month Istanbul will unveil the world's first inter-continental bus rapid transit (BRT) system, connecting Europe to Asia via the Bosphorous Bridge. The 11-kilometer section connecting the two continents is the third phase of the city’s first BRT corridor.
Plans presented for public feedback during hearings in Arequipa last month
The Center for Sustainable Transport and Health Andes (CTSS-Andino) participated in public hearings last month to inform citizens of Arequipa, Peru about the city's plans to reorganize public transport routes.