• Transportation

    Building Resilient Transport in Sao Paulo Brazil: $300 Million in Sustainable Development Bonds

    BRAZIL: The State of Sao Paulo accounts for 33% of Brazil’s total GDP; its 41 million inhabitants have the highest per capital income in the country.Yet, the state still faces excessive economic concentration near the main cities, an overused road network prone to congestion, accidents, and vulnerable to natural disasters; and flash floods and landslides in… Continue Reading »

    Antalya Stays on Track for Sustainable Growth

    ANTALYA, TURKEY: Historic buildings and over 600 kilometers of sandy beaches make the city of Antalya one of Turkey’s most popular tourist destinations. But a population boom is threatening to overwhelm the city’s transportation system—and dilute its image as a jewel of the Mediterranean. To strengthen Antalya’s sustainable future, the municipal government, with support from IFC,… Continue Reading »

    New Road Fuels Kazakhstan’s National Priorities

    ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN: Even though Almaty is no longer the capital of Kazakhstan—the seat of government shifted north two decades ago—it has remained the nation’s financial hub, the largest city, and a magnet for tourists and business travelers from the around the world. As a result, Almaty is also known for its traffic. With around 2 million… Continue Reading »

    Sustainable Cities – Gateways for People on the Move

    INTERNATIONAL: The world is on the move, and today an estimated 258 million international migrants are living outside their country of birth. While global population movements grab headlines, a quiet revolution tiptoes in the background, dramatically changing our world – the great migration of humanity into cities. From just 746 million in 1950, the world’s urban… Continue Reading »

    Long-sought new accessibility law coming in 2018, but what will it look like?

    TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA: Long-sought new accessibility law coming in 2018, but what will it look like? For full article visit the source: The Canadian Press http://www.cfjctoday.com/article/603260/long-sought-new-accessibility-law-coming-2018-what-will-it-look Linked with permission.

    BCC Crafts Draft Disability Policy

    ZIMBABWE: The Bulawayo City Council (BCC) has crafted a draft disability policy to cater for people living with disabilities (PWD), Southern Eye has learnt. In the draft policy, BCC said in order to ensure that the impact of all policy decisions addresses the specific interests and needs of PWDs, inasmuch as disabilities were different and… Continue Reading »

    Heathrow airport enhances service for passengers with disabilities

    Heathrow has announced a multi-million pound package of investments and tools to improve the travel experience of passengers with disabilities and mobility restrictions at the airport. The number of passengers requesting special assistance at Heathrow is rising at approximately 8% annually, with over one million requests in 2017 alone – more than any other European… Continue Reading »

    Canada’s aging population signals need for more inclusive, accessible transportation system

    As the number of Canadians aged 65 and older continues to grow faster than any other age group, so too does the need for a more inclusive and accessible transportation system, underscores a group of experts in a new report releasedby the Council of Canadian Academies. Older Canadians on the Move addresses key obstacles faced by today’s… Continue Reading »

    Turkish Airlines introduces Braille boarding passes

    ISTANBUL: Turkish Airlines has introduced boarding passes written in the Braille alphabet for passengers who are blind or have low vision. The boarding passes are now being provided at special check-in counters at Istanbul Ataturk Airport International departures. The global carrier launched this new service from a special check-in desk located at the Istanbul Ataturk… Continue Reading »