Delhi is one of the world’s oldest civilisations, and it is growing very rapidly. Transport and infrastructure are also growing to accommodate the growing population, which has advanced a plan for high-capacity public transport systems that are energy efficient. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) now has six lines compared to one in 2000, as well as BRT corridors and enhanced bus connectivity.
A light rail system currently under construction in Addis Ababa promises to be a welcome addition to the morning commute in the Ethiopian capital, one of the world’s fastest growing metropolises where the population is currently expanding at an annual rate of 3.8%.
The light rail network is set to offer greater comfort and capacity to commuters in the capital, a city in which the main form of public transport is currently provided by an informal network of minibuses, endearingly referred to by locals as ‘blue donkeys’.
After having published a UITP position paper in 2011, which demonstrated to public transport operators and organising authorities the benefits of becoming real mobility providers, the UITP Combined Mobility Platform is happy to present a brand new service to all UITP members: a toolbox aiming to show how to integrate Combined Mobility services in a public transport offer.
Over 2.5 million people cross the famous white stripes of the world’s most crowded intersection – Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing - every day. Meanwhile in Bangladesh, traffic stands still for more than seven hours a day in the capital Dhaka. More than half a million cars use the stretch of road from Windsor to Quebec, King's Highway 401, daily, while 200 million city dwellers, headed home to China’s provinces for New Year were left stranded at train stations and roads after heavy snowfall in January this year.
This week all eyes will be on New York as world leaders from the fields of government, finance, business and civil society convene in the city for the UN Climate Summit, with UITP representing the interests of the public transport community.