On September 19, 2007, Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard announced a five-year partnership to green Mexico City’s transportation system, following through on his campaign promise to fix the city’s notoriously gridlocked and polluting traffic. Ebrard signed a partnership with the Centro de Transporte Sustentable de Mexico (CTS-Mexico), the World Resources Institute (WRI), and EMBARQ–the WRI Center for Sustainable Transport to reduce transport-related air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and improve urban-transport quality, efficiency, accessibility, traffic safety and public security, as well as the quality of public spaces in Mexico City.
- Press release
- EMBARQ’s blog and website.
- EMBARQ’s work in Mexico City, Mexico, Istanbul, Turkey, and Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Watch videos about the current Metrobus line in Mexico City.
Below, a slideshow on the existing Metrobus BRT line along Insurgentes Avenue, one of the longest and busiest in the world.
Mexico City’s Metrobus, a state-of-the-art bus rapid transit (BRT) system, travels in dedicated lanes at high speeds and stops only at specially designed bus “stations”.