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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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  • Albuquerque, NM Opens First USA Gold Standard BRT on Historic Route 66

    Albuquerque, NM Opens First USA Gold Standard BRT on Historic Route 66
    Over Thanksgiving weekend, the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico launched a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor, known as Albuquerque Rapid Transit or ART , at a public event with elected officials, business leaders, and community supporters. ART is the first BRT corridor to achieve a Gold-Standard with ITDP’s BRT Standard scorecard in the USA. The gold ...
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  • [Webinar] TOD Standard 3.0: Building Inclusive Cities

    [Webinar] TOD Standard 3.0: Building Inclusive Cities
    Thursday, December 7, 2017 11am EST About the Webinar The TOD Standard is a powerful tool to evaluate projects and neighborhoods, to align policies, regulations, and stakeholder expectation, and to give rise to urban development that is truly inclusive and walking, cycling and transit-oriented. This webinar will review the newest version of the Standard, highlight its enhanced metrics for ...
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  • Smart Mobility and Open Data: A Global and Personal Perspective

    Smart Mobility and Open Data: A Global and Personal Perspective
    by Oliver O’Brien, Urbanist & Researcher, University College- London Oliver O’Brien is an urbanist and researcher in quantitative geography, at University College London. His specialties include spatial analytics of bikeshare systems across the world, and visualizing socio-economic data such as population demographics. Introduction Many major cities around the world are seeing rapid population growth, resulting in increased strain on existing ...
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  • The BRT Planning Guide

    The BRT Planning Guide
    The BRT Planning Guide
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • [EVENT] RSVP for Better Transport Makes Better Cities: Tales from the Trenches

    [EVENT] RSVP for Better Transport Makes Better Cities: Tales from the Trenches
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