• Transport experts and community-based organizations came together to discuss how to make Indian cities more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly during two workshops organized by the Interface for Cycling Expertise, a Netherlands-based nonprofit that works to develop sustainable urban and transport plans

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  • The city of Indore secured Rs. 70 crores ($14 million) from the Indian government's stimulus package to purchase 170 new transit buses featuring low-entry platforms and air conditioning.

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  • The Delhi bus rapid transit (BRT) system has succeeded in meeting some of its key objectives, though it is still a work in progress, according to EMBARQ's senior transport experts Dario Hidalgo and Madhav Pai. Their assessment of Delhi's 5.8-kilometer BRT pilot corridor was conducted earlier this month in collaboration with the Centre for Science and the Environment (CSE), a public interest research and advocacy organization.

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  • The Government of India's Ministry of Urban Development announced in January that states will receive financial assistance for purchasing public transport buses, as part of a national effort to reduce the use of private vehicles and control congestion.

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  • Local authorities in Bangalore announced their commitment to bicycling and walking at a Cycling Inclusive Planning Workshop, held on January 31.

    The goal was to find sustainable cycling solutions to combat congestion and traffic accidents, as well as health problems, like asthma and other cardiorespiratory diseases, associated with high pollution levels.

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  • Transport and planning experts from around the world shared their knowledge about bus rapid transit, safety and security, and climate change at the seventh annual Transforming Transportation 2009 conference, held in Washington, D.C.

    About 70 conference participants attended more than 30 different discussion panels, workshops and presentations held at The World Bank and World Resources Institute headquarters on January 14-16.

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  • Representatives from the EMBARQ Network shared their expertise during the Transportation Research Board 88th Annual Meeting, held in Washington, D.C. from Jan. 11–15, 2009. The five-day event included 3,000 presentations from nearly 600 sessions addressing the topics of transportation, energy and climate change.

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  • The Indian government renewed its commitment to bus rapid transit and other modes of public transport at the 2008 Urban Mobility India conference held in New Delhi from Dec. 3-5.

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  • The Indian government renewed its commitment to bus rapid transit and other modes of public transport at the 2008 Urban Mobility India conference held in New Delhi from Dec. 3-5.

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