April 1, 2015
The report, ‘Climate Change and IDB: Building Resilience and Reducing Emissions for the Transport Sector', published by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in November 2014, is based on an evaluation of IDB's intervention in climate-related sectors during the period 2004 to 2014.
March 1, 2015
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is a major source of multilateral financing in Latin America. It provides loans, grants, guarantees and investments to fund social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).
January 1, 2015
The RTD FasTracks Program is an integrated, multi-modal 12-year programme to build 190.4 km (119 miles) of new commuter rail and light rail, 28.8 km (18 miles) of bus rapid transit, 21,000 new parking spaces at transit stations, and expand bus service in the Denver metropolitan area.
December 1, 2014
Convenience, accessibility and diversity have increasingly become the key words for transit fare collection. Worldwide, momentum is building towards transit operators and banks allowing riders to use integrated payment option for transit fare and other services such as retail purchase, bank transactions, parking, public services, etc.
November 1, 2014
Over the last 25 years, Spain has undertaken massive efforts to develop a modern, standard-gauge railway network. The Spanish Alta Velocidad Española (AVE) is the longest high-speed rail (HSR) network in Europe with length over 3,100 km. It is the second-largest HSR network in the world, second only to China's network of length 11,000 km.
September 1, 2014
Rapid urbanisation is increasing population density in urban areas around the world and India is no exception. According to a survey conducted in 2007 by the United Nations State of the World Population, 40.76 per cent of country's population is expected to reside in urban areas by 2030.
August 1, 2014
The European Commission (EC) launched the CIVITAS Initiative in 2002 as a programme “of cities - for cities.” The word IVITAS was coined as an amalgamation of three key components of a modern European society, namely city, vitality and sustainability
July 1, 2014
Latin American cities are leaders in the implementation of bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in the world, accounting for 63.6 per cent of BRT ridership and a third of BRT route km worldwide.
May 1, 2014
The smartphone is well on its way to becoming the bestselling electronics product in the world. In fact, between 2012 and 2013, worldwide smartphone sales increased by around 43 per cent; and in 2013, worldwide sales of smartphones surpassed sales of the basic-feature phone devices for the first time.
April 1, 2014
The public transport authority of the Paris region (Île-de-France), the Syndicat des Transports d'Île-de-France (STIF), has approved an investment budget of EUR787 million for 2014, marking an 8.6 per cent increase over the investment budget for 2013.
March 1, 2014
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has revealed plans to invest USD21 billion within the next six to seven years to develop railway infrastructure. Of this, almost USD10 billion will be invested to develop the Abu Dhabi metro, expand the Dubai metro and construct the Dubai tram system.
February 1, 2014
The public-private partnership (PPP) programme of the Government of Philippines, launched in 2010 for sustainable and inclusive growth, comprises five public transport projects valued at PHP133.21 billion for Metro Manila.
January 1, 2014
In October 2013, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) for Northeastern Illinois passed the budget for allocation of funds between the three service boards - the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Metra commuter rail and Pace suburban bus.
December 1, 2013
In October 2013, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) adopted a 20-year capital plan comprising an unconstrained list of capital needs and priorities for the city.