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In many places, people drive not because they want to, but because there are few practical alternatives. Where transit options do exist, poor transit service, management and marketing often fail to attract potential riders. Enhancing transit use means addressing both short-term operational problems and broader, long-term issues of transit-supportive urban planning, zoning, and land use. In the short term, many low-cost actions are open to transit agencies to make the transit experience more pleasant for the public, whether this means maintaining the interior and exterior cleanliness of a vehicle, providing customer service training for personnel, or providing efficient and comfortable means of access and egress to vehicles at transit stops. This page presents technical resources that policymakers can use to inform public transit development decision making.

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A Sustainable Future for Transport: Towards an Integrated, Technology-Led and User Friendly System

This report discusses recent developments in the European Transport Policy (ETP) as well as outstanding issues. In Section 3, it…

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European Commission

Date:

1 September 2009

Publication

Africa Energy Outlook

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Africa Energy Outlook—a Special Report in the 2014 World Energy Outlook series—offers a comprehensive analytical…

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International Energy Agency

Date:

1 January 2014

Deployment Data

Best Practices for Public Transportation: Guidance for Local Governments and Transit Operators to Achieve the Blueprint Vision of Significantly Increased Transit Use

This report discusses practices that will assist the Sacramento countywide area in achieving the vision of at least a 10%…

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Sacramento Transportation and Air Quality Collaborative

Date:

1 December 2005

Deployment Data

Bikesharing in Europe, the Americas, and Asia: Past, Present, and Future

This report breaks down the history of bike sharing programs in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. It is organised into…

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Transportation Research Record

Deployment Data

Brazil Low-Carbon Country Case Study

The study aims to support Brazil’s continued efforts to foster development while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It covers four…

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World Bank

Date:

1 May 2010

Policy Data

Bridging the Gap Between Energy and Climate Policies in Brazil

This report describes a range of modeling scenarios for future greenhouse gas emissions and identifies opportunities and recommendations for harmonizing…

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World Resources Institute (WRI)

Date:

1 September 2015

Publication

Building Gender into Climate Finance: ADB Experience with the Climate Investment Funds

This report presents nine projects that cover a wide range of investments under Climate Investment Funds, including clean technology, renewable…

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The Asian Development Bank

Date:

1 July 2016

Deployment Data

Bus Systems for the Future: Achieving Sustainable Transport Worldwide

This report shows how better public transit systems, incorporating new approaches to system design and new technologies, can put urban…

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International Energy Agency

Date:

1 January 2002

Deployment Data

Carbon Emissions and Mitigation: Lessons from Cross-City Analysis in Asia (Presentation)

This presentation summarizes growth in energy consumption in major Asian cities and the corresponding rise in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions…

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Asian Institute of Technology

Date:

6 December 2007

Publication

Changxindian Low Carbon Community Concept Plan (Website)

This report describes the planned Changxindian Low Carbon Community, located in Fengtai’s Hexi District, which is one of the most…

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Arup Consulting

Date:

1 December 2010

Policy Data

City-level Energy Decision Making: Data Use in Energy Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation in U.S. Cities

This report describes how cities in the United States are increasingly taking action to improve the sustainability of their jurisdictions…

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Date:

1 July 2015

Tools and Websites

Clean Energy Ministerial 6 (CEM6): Sustainable Urban Energy Transition

The public-private roundtable summarized on this web page describes how the transition to a global clean energy economy depends on…

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Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)

Date:

27 May 2015

Publication

Clean Energy in Asia: Case Studies of Asian Development Bank (ADB) Investments in Low-Carbon Growth

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) aims to promote clean energy and diversify the Asian and Pacific markets away from greenhouse…

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Asian Development Bank

Date:

1 January 2010

Publication

Climate Investment Opportunities in Emerging Markets

According to the authors of this report, the Paris agreement on climate change opened nearly $23 trillion in opportunities for…

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International Finance Corporation

World Bank Group

Date:

1 November 2016

Publication

Climate and Energy Webcasts

This website provides access to a collection of webcasts and podcasts presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Climate…

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United States Environmental Protection Agency

Publication

ClimateTechWiki: A Clean Energy Platform (Website)

This database provides publications, case studies, tools, general discussions, and other resources focusing on a wide variety of technologies. Users…

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United Nations

Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs

Energy Research Center of the Netherlands

Joint Implementation Network

University of Edinburgh

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership

Publication

Comprehensive Evaluation of Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction Policies

This journal article investigates transportation policies that help conserve energy and reduce pollution emissions. Some policies, called cleaner vehicle strategies…

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Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice

Date:

1 January 2013

Tools and Websites

Database on Energy Saving Potentials

This database provides harmonised energy savings potentials for each EU member state; Croatia, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein; industry, transport, households…

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European Commission

Date:

1 August 2013