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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
  • MOBILIZE: Fortaleza Welcomes Hundreds of Transport Experts

    MOBILIZE: Fortaleza Welcomes Hundreds of Transport Experts  225 experts from 48 cities in 21 countries attended MOBILIZE Fortaleza   Fortaleza (June 24, 2019) – Fortaleza, a coastal city of 2.6 million in the state of Ceará, has achieved something that cities around the world envy: a massive drop in road fatalities. That alone is an achievement, but what makes it even more impressive, is ... Read More
  • Preparing Cities for the Future: An Interview with MOBILIZE Keynote Speaker, Gil Peñalosa

    Preparing Cities for the Future: An Interview with MOBILIZE Keynote Speaker, Gil Peñalosa Gil is the founder and chair of the internationally recognized Canadian non-profit organization 8 80 Cities. He is also first Ambassador of World Urban Parks. He holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, where he recently was selected as one of the “100 Most Inspirational Alumni” in the school’s history. In 2015 Gil ... Read More
  • The Road Ahead to BostonBRT

    The Road Ahead to BostonBRTThe Greater Boston region has received much attention for its worst-in-the-nation rush hour congestion problem, where in 2018 commuters lost an average of 164 hours in rush-hour traffic. Several Boston area municipalities are looking for innovative solutions that rethink urban streets to manage the region’s traffic. Bus improvements have become a hot topic and are ... Read More
  • Meet the Speakers: MOBILIZE Fortaleza

    Meet the Speakers: MOBILIZE FortalezaThe MOBILIZE Summit, this year in Fortaleza, Brazil welcomes a diverse group of speakers from across the globe to discuss their cities’ transportation interventions over two days. The theme this year is “Reclaiming Streets for Access and Mobility” as the agenda emphasizes the importance of building spaces for all groups. Learn about the plenary speakers below.  Riri ... Read More
  • The High Cost of Transportation in the United States

    The High Cost of Transportation in the United States Introduction What does the average American pay to get around every day? What portion of their income is devoted to transportation and is that cost typical across developed countries? The answer is no. The portion of household expenditure spent on transportation in United States is often a larger portion than that spent by many throughout ... Read More
  • You Must Walk Before You Can Run: How to Get an Electric Bus Fleet Running

    You Must Walk Before You Can Run: How to Get an Electric Bus Fleet Running The second in a blog series in partnership with the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and ITDP. Read the first part, “The Electric Revolution Begins with Buses” here.   Why Electrify? One of the biggest issues that cities worldwide face today is air pollution. As 90% of the world’s population breathes highly polluted air, cities are issuing ... Read More
  • [WEBINAR] Technology to Improve BRT Reliability: Lessons and Challenges

    [WEBINAR] Technology to Improve BRT Reliability: Lessons and Challenges recorded onThursday, May 23, 20192pm EST Webinar Recording     About the Webinar In this webinar, MOBILIZE Fortaleza speaker, Dr. Ricardo Giesen, Director of the BRT Centre of Excellence, presents experiences in developing analytical methods to avoid bus bunching in BRT systems. He discusses main challenges in implementing this technology and reviews pilot studies in Santiago, Chile, and Lund, Sweden.     Webinar ... Read More
  • [WEBINAR] Reclaiming the Streets of Fortaleza

    [WEBINAR] Reclaiming the Streets of Fortaleza Wednesday, May 29, 20191pm EST Webinar Recording   About the Webinar Fortaleza, Brazil transformed its urban mobility during a time of economic recession through the implementation of low cost and high impact projects. The transition from a car- to people-centric paradigm is based on three key factors: strong political support, highly qualified technical staff and data-based policies towards the ... Read More
  • MOBILIZE Fortaleza: General Admission Now Open

    MOBILIZE Fortaleza: General Admission Now Open  General Admission is now open for MOBILIZE 2019! The theme this year is Reclaiming Streets for Access and Mobility, and the summit will be held 24-26 June 2019 at the Grand Mareiro Hotel in Fortaleza, Brazil. You can register for MOBILIZE by clicking the button below.   Register for MOBILIZE Fortaleza   About Fortaleza, Brazil Fortaleza, a tropical city with ... Read More
  • ITDP Announces New Board Members and Newly Elected Board Chair

    ITDP Announces New Board Members and Newly Elected Board Chair  We are proud to announce the appointments of former Santiago mayor Carolina Tohà and transport and social justice champion Rehana Moosajee to the ITDP board of directors, as well as the election of longtime sustainable transport advocate Paul Steely White as chair. Carolina Tohà served as Mayor of Santiago, Chile from 2012-2016, and is currently the ... Read More

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