• Photo by EMBARQ India.

    EMBARQ Director for Research and Practice Dario Hidalgo shared his insights on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems at a Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) workshop held on September 23, 2011 in Surat, India. Hidalgo was invited to make a detailed presentation on global best practices in implementing high quality BRT.


  • Photo by Alagu.

    On September 29, 2011, EMBARQ India organized and conducted a workshop on “Performance Monitoring, Operations Planning and Marketing for Bus Operations” with the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). The aim of the workshop was to introduce advanced techniques of monitoring, planning, scheduling and marketing for improving the service quality and efficiency of public bus services in Bangalore.


  • EMBARQ India experts offer guidance on sustainable urban development for satellite towns and new cities. Photo by EMBARQ India.

    Amit Bhatt and Sonal Shah from EMBARQ India participated in the “Sustainable Development in Naya Raipur” conference on September 27 in Raipur, India. The conference was organized to facilitate an exchange on the challenges and solutions facing the construction and management of satellite towns, as well as new Asian and European cities.


  • Auto-rickshaws are a key mode of transport for Rajkot commuters. Photo by Satish Krishnamurthy.

    EMBARQ India, in partnership with the Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC), organized a half-day workshop in Rajkot, India on September 9 to discuss the need for reforms in the city's auto-rickshaw sector.


  • Officials from Jaipur and other Indian cities learned best practices of communications and marketing for public transport. Photo by zoonabar.

    City transport officials learned the importance of marketing and communications for public transport projects during a workshop hosted by the Institute of Urban Transport, in partnership with EMBARQ India, on August 25-26 in Jaipur, India.


  • Lee Schipper (1947- 2011)

    The World Resources Institute mourns the loss of Leon “Lee” Schipper, who passed away on August 16 following a battle with cancer. A dynamic leader and treasured colleague, Lee co-founded EMBARQ— WRI’s Center for Sustainable Transport. Most recently, Lee was a project scientist with Global Metropolitan Studies at UC Berkeley and was a Senior Research Engineer at the Precourt Institute of Energy Efficiency at Stanford University.


  • Workshop participants discuss transit-oriented development in Indian cities. Photo by EMBARQ India.

    The Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) and EMBARQ India organized a one-day workshop on transit-oriented development (TOD) on August 4 in Raipur City.


  • Ahmedabad's bus rapid transit system won the 2010 Sustainable Transport Award. Photo by Meena Kadri.



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