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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 ... Read More
  • 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 ... Read More
  • 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 ... Read More
  • 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 ... Read More
  • Save the Date for MOBILIZE Dar es Salaam

    Save the Date for MOBILIZE Dar es Salaam Here is a closer look at what a MOBILIZE conference is like.  MOBILIZE Santiago 2017 Teaser from ITDP on Vimeo.   June 26-28, 2018 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania MOBILIZE is the annual sustainable transport summit of the Institute for Transportation and Development (ITDP), which brings together urban transport and development practitioners alongside world-class researchers to celebrate best practices and accelerate implementation ... Read More
  • Going the Distance: The Path to Quality BRT in Connecticut

    Going the Distance: The Path to Quality BRT in Connecticut The launch of CTFastrak, the Connecticut Department of Transport’s (ConnDOT) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) brand linking communities around Hartford, Connecticut was inspired after a study tour in 1997 to Curitiba, Brazil made by local officials. Participants in the study tour got to experience riding the world’s first BRT, built in the 1970s. First Transit representatives, who ... Read More
  • Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities

    Shared Mobility Principles for Livable Cities The rapid pace of technology-driven innovation from the private sector in shared transportation services, vehicles and networks is filled with both opportunity and risk. The impending advent of self-driving vehicles, for example, will have a profound impact on livelihoods, congestion and urban land use. At the same time, city streets are a finite and scarce ... Read More
  • The New, Improved, Online BRT Planning Guide

    The New, Improved, Online BRT Planning Guide ITDP is thrilled to announce the launch of the new BRT Planning Guide, the most comprehensive resource there is for planning a bus rapid transit (BRT) system. Over seven volumes and 33 chapters, the guide provides best practices and technical assistance from planning a system to maintaining it. Beginning with an overview of BRT, the ... Read More
  • In Memoriam: Bradley Schroeder

    In Memoriam: Bradley Schroeder It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Bradley Schroeder, our friend and colleague and former ITDP staffer. He was fearless, friendly, and fun. He was a generous and big-hearted entrepreneur.  Bradley helped develop one of the most innovative programs at ITDP, the California Bike program, which focused on bringing new ... Read More
  • [EVENT] RSVP for Better Transport Makes Better Cities: Tales from the Trenches

    [EVENT] RSVP for Better Transport Makes Better Cities: Tales from the Trenches Read More
  • Groundbreaking Road Safety Act Introduced in Mexico

    Groundbreaking Road Safety Act Introduced in MexicoOn Wednesday, National Congressman Jonadab Martínez (MC-Jalisco) introduced a groundbreaking National Road Safety Act to the Chamber of Deputies, Mexico’s lower house. The law was drafted with the support of numerous NGOs, insurance companies and public officials of different levels and branches of government. Even though some important milestones have been achieved at the local ... Read More
  • BRT TransOlimpica: Olympic Project Just Misses Gold BRT Standard Rating

    BRT TransOlimpica: Olympic Project Just Misses Gold BRT Standard Rating BRT TransOlímpica was conceived to connect the Olympic arenas of Barra da Tijuca and Deodoro. It also offers a new cross connection in the West Zone of the city. One of the most recent additions to Rio de Janeiro’s public transit system, the BRT TransOlímpica, offers great service to 25,000 people/day who were previously underserved. Building ... Read More
  • From a Car-Dominated Past to a People-Friendly Future: Dongguan Streets Transformation

    From a Car-Dominated Past to a People-Friendly Future: Dongguan Streets TransformationPhoto source: CNN While urban street design in China often focuses on the needs of cars, the local government of Dongguan, an industrial city in China’s Pearl River Delta, decided to put people first when rebranding the Dongcheng commercial district. ITDP China’s work with DUPD and the Dongcheng district government changed Dongcheng’s car-filled past transforming the ... Read More
  • How BRT TransCaribe Improved Transport in Cartagena, Colombia

    How BRT TransCaribe Improved Transport in Cartagena, ColombiaIn March 2016, the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos inaugurated a BRT system in Cartagena, a historical city of one million people on the Caribbean coast.  Its centerpiece is a 10.5 km long segregated busway along Av Pedro de Heredia, connecting the old town with the “El Portal” transfer terminal.  Each of its 16 stations ... Read More

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