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Electric buses are moving cities

An infographic by ITDP indicates the stages for municipalities to adopt electric buses in their transport networks.

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP Brazil), with the support of iCS, has developed the infographic "Electric buses are moving cities," with advice for municipalities to outline the path to include battery-operated buses in their transport networks. Among the benefits of the system are the non-emission of pollutants, more comfortable and quieter journeys, less maintenance and a more economic lifecycle. The six most important stages are: Planning, for example with the development of operating contracts of up to 10 years to guarantee the quality the of service, establishing a greater competitiveness and alignment with the current environmental legislation; Financing, identifying the existing models for the infrastructure, vehicles and batteries with different financial institutions, banks and other interested investors; Operation, from the monitoring of the buses and of the battery on different routes, considering the conditions of elevation, climate, topographic variation and road priority; Charging, with the standardization of the system equipment to connect to the electric network and the reorganization of the garages to allow better charging; Maintenance, in order to define the activities of each actor involved in the operation, from the operators to the electric energy companies; and Support, with the implementation of management policies for the demand of individual motorized vehicles to encourage the use of public transport. See more details here.

Registrations are also now open for MobiliCAMPUS, which is a platform launched by ITDP in 2019 to disseminate the principles of Development Directed to Sustainable Transport (DOTS). The classes, which are quarterly and have a limited number of places, involve a process of learning about the subject, and all the courses are available for free. Those interested can send their registration by March 15 here. Between March 16-30, the selected candidates will be informed by email, and the classes begin on March 30.

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