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The move lasts through the month of January, when India’s capital is often thick with haze, the Hindustan Times reports.
A delegation from Ethiopia’s capital visited Ahmedabad, Indore and Bhopal for tips on launching express bus service, WRI India reports.
A new study from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy measures access to public transport in 26 global cities.
Bus service in three areas was suspended after an attack last month in a café popular with foreigners, the Daily Star reports.
A municipal “awareness campaign” about the dangers of overcrowded public transport could save lives, CityMetric reports.
All ill-planned bus-rapid transit network in India’s capital aggravated motorists by increasing traffic and delays, The Hindu reports.
The bus network has saved South Africa nearly US$900 million by reducing travel times, slashing emissions and enhancing safety, Quartz reports.
Blind riders would carry electronic devices that beep when their buses arrive and alert them again when they reach their stops, The Hindu reports.
Ten university students spent four months riding private buses to create the map, which is now available via Google Maps, Wired reports.
The bus system will feature 37 stations over a 23 km route when completed in early 2016, according to the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy.
Electric coaches may replace the traffic-clogged city’s 3,000 diesel-powered buses, the National News Bureau of Thailand says.
The city-state is testing a new initiative that allows riders to suggest routes and pickup times and make reservations for public buses, FutureGov reports.
Electric and fuel-cell vehicles could account for 20 percent of the U. S. bus market by 2030, National Geographic reports.
Vietnam’s third largest city also hopes to encourage more residents to switch to public transit, VietNamNet reports.
A California city in the heart of Silicon Valley opposes an urban innovation sweeping the globe: lanes reserved for bus rapid transit, the Palo Alto Weekly reports.
Nitin Gadkari says new policies are coming that promote biodiesel, bioethanol and electricity to power school buses and public transport in cities, the Times of India reports.
A survey of nearly 6,300 women in cities around the globe finds strong demand for female only sections of trains and buses, Reuters reports.
The vegetation atop the experimental bus is designed to cool the passenger area to reduce the need for air conditioning, Green Prophet reports.
Malawi’s capital hopes to upgrade the fleet of informal minibuses before introducing larger public coaches, according to Urb. im.