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  • [WEBINAR] Indicators For Sustainable Mobility

    [WEBINAR] Indicators For Sustainable Mobility
    Wednesday, January 30, 2019 12pm EST Webinar Recording   More on the Indicators Indicators for Sustainable Mobility Presentation As Climate Change Escalates, US Cities Fail to Provide Car Alternatives   About the Webinar As cities seek to improve their transportation systems to make them more sustainable, equitable, and useful for people, it is critical that they first understand how their system performs.  To that ...
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  • ITDP Announces New CEO Heather Thompson

    ITDP Announces New CEO Heather Thompson
    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Thompson as our new chief executive officer. Ms. Thompson, who has been serving in the role of interim CEO since February, was selected by the ITDP board of directors after an extensive, international search. Her transition to permanent CEO is ongoing, and will be effective October ...
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  • Bus Rapid Transit Nearly Quadruples Over Ten Years

    Bus Rapid Transit Nearly Quadruples Over Ten Years
    Bus rapid transit has grown by 383 percent in the last ten years, according to new data released by ITDP. As cities around the world discover the benefits and cost effectiveness of BRT, they have built hundreds of systems across dozens of countries that qualify as true BRT. A new interactive map shows a comprehesive ...
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  • ITDP Releases New Study on Climate Change Ahead of UN Climate Summit

    ITDP Releases New Study on Climate Change Ahead of UN Climate Summit
    As world leaders gather for the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on September 23rd, ITDP and the University of California, Davis, have released a new report on the impact of transportation emissions on our climate future. According to the new study, more than USD$100 trillion in cumulative public and private spending could be saved, and ...
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  • How These Two Cities Implemented Robust, Well-Connected Rapid Transit Corridors

    How These Two Cities Implemented Robust, Well-Connected Rapid Transit Corridors
    Every year, ITDP collects and updates rapid transit data for the Rapid Transit Database, which debuted in 2021. The year 2022 witnessed a remarkable 16,000-kilometer increase in rapid transit corridors around the world. Last year was full of ambitious and successful public transport projects in cities around the world, proving that rapid transit systems could rebound ...
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  • How this State in India is Envisioning a Future for Electric Vehicles

    How this State in India is Envisioning a Future for Electric Vehicles
    In 2021, COP26 took place in Glasgow, Scotland and witnessed a historic moment for the country of India when it committed to achieving Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2070. The national government’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways announced a target of EV30@2030 — 30% of newly registered private cars, 40% of buses, 70% of ...
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  • Transport Planning in Brazil Should Be More Inclusive of Women of Color

    Transport Planning in Brazil Should Be More Inclusive of Women of Color
    Brazil’s National Urban Mobility Policy has a core objective of reducing transport inequalities nationwide and promoting more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable mobility in every Brazilian city. However, actual progress toward these goals in the country’s public transport planning has often left out the most vulnerable social groups — particularly Black women.
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  • In Jakarta, New Studies Find Bus Electrification is Both Feasible and Urgent

    In Jakarta, New Studies Find Bus Electrification is Both Feasible and Urgent
    The Government of Jakarta has committed to electrifying 100% of its Transjakarta bus fleets by 2030, which amounts to over 10,000 vehicles. Since 2020, ITDP Indonesia has been supporting this transition by conducting studies and providing strategic technical assistance to advance this significant transport electrification target. In that same year, with ITDP’s support, Jakarta achieved ...
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  • Mobility in Times of Crisis: A View from Lviv, Ukraine

    Mobility in Times of Crisis: A View from Lviv, Ukraine
    Since early 2021, the City of Lviv and Ukraine as a whole has faced another major crisis on the heels of the pandemic — Russia’s invasion of the country and an ongoing war. As the world grapples with the regional conflict and the broader geo-political implications, on the ground in Lviv we can see the ...
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  • Reimagining the Nairobi Expressway as a Green Corridor

    Reimagining the Nairobi Expressway as a Green Corridor
    The Nairobi Expressway, implemented under a build-operate-transfer model by China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), is arguably Kenya’s most distinct private-public partnership project. While the project is popular with motorists, public transport users, pedestrians, and cyclists continue to face daily challenges while travelling on the corridor. As Nairobi and other African cities shift toward modern ...
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  • 20 Groups Call for Strengthening the USDOT’s Equity Action Plan

    20 Groups Call for Strengthening the USDOT's Equity Action Plan
    On behalf of 20 national and community-based groups representing millions of Americans, ITDP submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) asking the Biden Administration to undertake key project planning, approval, and standard-setting reforms as part of the USDOT Equity Action Plan. Stronger commitments from the Administration are needed to ensure that federal ...
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  • The City As A Learning Lab: Experiences and Inspiration from Bogotá

    The City As A Learning Lab: Experiences and Inspiration from Bogotá
    For the first time since the pandemic, ITDP and MOBILIZE Program partners convened in-person in Bogotá, Colombia for multiple days of knowledge sharing, hands-on learning, engagement, and collaboration on the future of sustainable and equitable transport.
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  • Why Road Safety is an Issue of Race and Equity in US Cities

    Why Road Safety is an Issue of Race and Equity in US Cities
    This Juneteenth, it is crucial that the transport community continues to acknowledge the inequitable impacts of urban planning on low-income communities of color across American cities, while also working to co-create solutions that make cities safer and more accessible for all. Improving road safety is key to ensuring this transformation.
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  • Ensuring US Federal Transportation Policy Protects Frontline Communities

    Ensuring US Federal Transportation Policy Protects Frontline Communities
    Nine major national and regional transportation, environmental, and environmental justice organizations issued a statement yesterday on implementing environmental justice goals for frontline communities exposed to transportation pollution, such as major highways, rail yards, warehouses, and ports. The White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) is meeting this week to consider this and other comments as they ...
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