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By taking the bus Americans could save $140bn

23 February 2017

As part of the #TheWay2Go campaign, CheckMyBus, an international search engine for bus travel, published a report which estimates that Americans spend 9 billion hours stuck in traffic yearly. By leaving their cars at home and using buses, American commuters can get rid of traffic and save 5 billion hours collectively.

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BRT cuts congestion in Tanzania

20 February 2017

The recently inaugurated Bus Rapid Transit in Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam, already shows great results in terms of improving traffic flow in the city. Travellers used to spend 3 - 5 hours in the traditional crowded ‘daladalas’ – small buses owned by individuals or small companies. They can now reach their destination in 45 minutes.

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IRU Smart Move Awards announces call for candidates

17 February 2017

IRU is launching the call for submissions for its global 2017 Smart Move awards to candidates who show excellence in putting in place business or policy practices that promote sustainable passenger transport by bus and coach.

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Without smart moves urban transport will not achieve climate ambitions, ITF report warns

07 February 2017

According to the recently released ITF Transport Outlook 2017, car use in cities is set to double by 2050 as emerging economies meet mobility demand. Better vehicle and fuel technology will not be enough to achieve a reduction of CO2 emissions in cities. Changes in the mobility behaviours need to occur in order to make a difference.

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Launch of European Collaborative project to deliver zero emission fuel cell buses across Europe

27 January 2017

Köln, Germany was this week the setting for the formal launch of a €125M collaborative project set to deploy 144 hydrogen fuel cell buses (JIVE project) and seven large hydrogen refuelling stations (MEHRLIN project) across Europe.

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“Year of Sustainable Tourism” complements Smart Move focus on group tourism by coach

26 January 2017

IRU welcomes the launch of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017 to complement IRU’s Smart Move global campaign, championing the use of buses and coaches as a clean, safe and sustainable way to travel.

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