Transforming Transportation 2013




    EMBARQ and the World Bank co-hosted the tenth annual Transforming Transportation conference at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. on January 17-18, 2013. The event provided a unique opportunity for the global transport community to discuss how to achieve large-scale and widespread adoption of sustainable solutions.

    Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, and The Honorable Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, took part in a keynote session on the future of urban transport on January 18, 2013.


    Feature story - What's Next for Sustainable Transport in Cities?


    Blog - Bloomberg, Kim on Need for Greener, More Efficient Transport in Cities


    Blog - City Transport: It's About Moving People, Not Vehicles, by Rachel Kyte, Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank

    DAY ONE: Thursday, January 17

    Plenary session 1


    Transforming cities with Transport (presentations available: Augusto Barrera, Mayor of Quito: El Nuevo Modelo de Movilidad en el Distrito Metropolitano de Quito)

    Plenary session 2


    Capitalizing on the $175b commitment for sustainable transport

    Parallel sessions 1


    Financially sustainable public bicycle systems (presentation available: Amit Bhatt, EMBARQ India: Financially Sustainable Public Bicycle Systems)


    Financing urban transport in China (presentations available: Jiang Yulin, China Urban Sustainable Transport Research Center: Urban Public Transport Development Strategic Priorities in China / Daniel Bongardt, GIZ China: Urban Transport Financing in China)


    Governance - Coordinating institutions (presentation available: Thierry Desclos, The World Bank: Governance - Setting Up Institutions for Strong Coordination)

    Plenary session 3


    Debate: What to do about informal transport? (presentation available: Sam Zimmerman, The World Bank: Informal Public Transport - Good or Bad?)



    DAY TWO: Friday, January 18

    Plenary session 4


    Shaping the future of urban transport: discussion between Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, and Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City

    Parallel sessions 2


    National transit finance


    Advancing integrated transport in Latin American cities (presentations available: Augusto Barrera, Mayor of Quito: Sistema Integrado de Transporte de Pasajeros en Quito / Pilar Rodriguez, SIBRT and Metrocali: Integrated Transport in Latin America)


    Road safety and cities (presentations available: Martha Hijar, National Academy of Medicine, Mexico: Cities and the Decade of Action on Road Safety / Jon Orcutt, NYC DOT: New York's Comprehensive Traffic Safety Policy)

    Parallel sessions 3


    Successful Urban Development (presentations available: Henriette Vamberg, Gehl Architects: How to Measure Success or Failure? / Salvador Herrera, EMBARQ Mexico: Successful Urban Development in Mexico)


    Big opportunities in India (presentation available: Madhav Pai, EMBARQ: Big Opportubnities in India)


    Motorbikes - a "Boon" or a "Bane" (presentation available: Jason Chang, National Taiwan University: Motorcycle Management Policy in Taiwan - from Dilemma to Reality)


    Transforming vehicle and fuel technologies (presentations available: François Cuenot and Alex Körner, International Energy Agency: Global New Vehicle Fuel Economy Update - First Results / Drew Kodjak, International Council on Clean Transportation: Transforming Vehicle and Fuel Technologies / Rob de Jong, UNEP: Vehicle and Fuel Technologies / Dario Hidalgo, EMBARQ: Sustainable Urban Transport Fuels and Vehicles)

    Plenary session 5

    Joint lessons, looking back to think forward