In 2015, an estimated 180,000 people in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries died prematurely because of air pollution related diseases, setting a record high for the region's air pollution mortality burden. In 2005, transportation sources in LAC countries accounted for 5.5% to 17.7% of the mortality burden attributable to fine particles (PM2.5). Since then, the demand … [Read more...] about Soot-free transport: Latin America is ready
The maritime market and port sector is experiencing profound changes in its organization (concentration of supply, strategic alliances, vertical integration between terminal operators and shipping companies) and technology (greater supply capacity of ships and ports, automation and electrification of port terminals, greater efficiency in ship propulsion, etc.). These changes … [Read more...] about Evolution, strategies and expectations of the maritime market in Latin America. Implications and regulatory opportunities for the maritime port sector
In the area of road freight transport an increasing gap between policy formulation and the underlying policy objectives is becoming apparent. This in turn leads to undesired outcomes and can create specific challenges for the enforcement authorities (e.g. 5% enforcement rate). The current discussion on big data in transport and its promise for a move towards digital governance … [Read more...] about Big Data and ITS for improving the governance of road freight transport
Shirley Cañete on working in transport, adapting to new cultures and enjoying her work to the fullest Shirley Cañete's office is an accurate representation of everything she loves. The first thing you see when you enter is a giant map of the region that shows the composition of roads and highways for development. By looking a little closer, you find various objects that help … [Read more...] about Life in movement
If you could hop on any bus, train, tram, metro, bicycle, taxi, ferry, car-share, rental car, etc., for a single monthly fee, how much would you be willing to pay? And more importantly, would you be willing to give up car ownership? That’s the experiment happening right now in Helsinki, Finland, and the early results are very promising, including a 25% increase in the use of … [Read more...] about Mobility as a Service (#MaaS). How to “Plug In”. Finland case.