Urban Mobility

Tax Boost for Sustainable Mobility in the Philippines

June 19, 2017

EV Tax Exemption The Philippines is proposing new excise tax law that would exempt electric vehicles (EVs) from excise duty. The proposed exemptions are part of the House Bill 5636, which the House of Representatives passed on May 31, and the Senate Bill 1408 currently under consideration. The proposed law also exempts hybrid vehicles so long as [Read more...]

How Taiwan Is Pushing for Sustainable Urban Mobility

June 8, 2017

As the fifth largest economy in Asia, Taiwan is also among the continent’s biggest polluters — it is ranked 20th in terms of carbon emissions per capita in 2015 globally and third in Asia behind Brunei and the Republic of Korea. Thus Taiwan has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from the business-as-usual level by 2030 [Read more...]

Urban Mobility: 10 Cities Leading the Way in Asia Pacific

June 6, 2017

From using new technology to creating innovative skywalks, ten Asia-Pacific cities face congestion issues head-on!  SINGAPORE (June 6, 2017) As inner-city congestion increases owing to populations rise, a new publication from the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) sets out how 10 cities in Asia-Pacific are developing [Read more...]

Philippines Fast-tracks Sustainable Urban Transportation

May 30, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte has put reducing the congestion and improving the Philippines’ public transportation system as among his administration’s priorities. Getting on the Fast Track In a nutshell, the plan is to seek temporary emergency powers to consolidate traffic authority over urban Manila under a single entity and to bypass [Read more...]

UITP Global Public Transport Summit – Montréal 2017

May 23, 2017

MONTRÉAL, May 18, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – While the delegates to the 62nd  Global Public Transport Summit of the International Association of Public Transport / Union internationale des transports publics (UITP) prepare to leave Montréal, the two host organizations, Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and Société de transport de [Read more...]