EMBARQ Brasil presents on environmental benefits of bus rapid transit.
Brazilian BRT systems can significantly reduce carbon emissions and generate other important co-benefits, said EMBARQ Brasil President Toni Lindau at the 1st Forum for Sustainable Transportation Technologies in Rio de Janeiro. He also pointed out the need to evaluate the potential of alternative vehicle technologies and fuels using a life cycle analysis.
EMBARQ Brasil was invited to participate in the event by FETRANSPOR, the state federation of bus operators in Rio de Janeiro. This invitation was the result of the partnership between EMBARQ Brasil and FETRANSPOR initiated at the BRT Marketing Workshop held in May.
The forum was an important gathering of transport officials and members of the private sector, including the largest bus manufacturers and fuel providers. The forum focused on how to provide alternative energy sources for improved transportation systems, especially during the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. Transport officials from across Brazil were exposed to the need to carefully consider vehicle and fuel choices in projects for both mega-events.
EMBARQ Brasil, together with EMBARQ Research and Practice, is now developing a holistic and detailed comparative study of alternative vehicle and fuel technologies, to help support the selection of technologies for the next generation of Brazilian BRT systems.
The forum was organized by FETRANSPOR and O Globo Jornal, with the support of EMBARQ Brasil. EMBARQ Brasil President Toni Lindau was a key speaker. Director of Development and Strategic Relations Rejane Fernandes and Transport Engineer Magdala Arioli also represented EMBARQ Brasil at the event.
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