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Fixing the Fragmentation

A new law could hold the key to improving the often chaotic and self-interested way Jordan’s public transport vehicles are operated. By Hazem Zureiqat A paradigm shift is slowly taking place in Jordan in terms of public transport and urban…

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Solving our Parking Woes

Jordan’s chaotic free-for-all parking can’t continue. It’s time to clean up the mess, reclaim our streets, and regulate parking on and off the road. By Hazem Zureiqat Looking outside my office window every morning, I see the most bizarre uses…

Get on the Bus

Renewed work on a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system marks a positive development for Jordan, promising improved connectivity in and around the capital city. Jordan’s burgeoning and rapidly urbanizing population, estimated at nearly 7 million and expected to reach 8.5…

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Why Subsidizing Public Transport Makes Sense

Public transport in Jordan faces a myriad of challenges, some of which are operational, while others are legal and legislative. A key challenge that’s often overlooked—or at least, until recently, not a part of the national discourse on transport—is the…

Sun Shines on Jordan’s EV Dream

With a deal in place to fit thousands of solar-powered charging stations around Jordan, the Kingdom looks set to embrace the electric car. By Laith Abou-Ragheb It might not seem obvious at the moment, but Jordan is gearing up for…

Going to Waste: Recycling in Jordan

Household recycling in Jordan is next to non-existent, but a new strategy for solid waste management introduced by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs hopes to change this.  By Jane Hosking Many of us don’t think twice about tossing out bottles,…

The Transporter

Ayman Smadi, GAM’s veteran transit chief, says the newly reinvigorated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project is just one of the many examples of how the city is finally facing up to its huge transport challenges. By Laith Abou-Ragheb After years…

Venture Explains: The Electric Car

What is it? After a few stalled starts, some believe we’re now finally on the brink of an electric car revolution. Sales of all-electric vehicles (including their plug-in hybrid cousins) are surging worldwide thanks to a combination of stricter global…

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Uber Arrives in Amman

Uber recently launched its massively in-demand smartphone app in Amman, allowing passengers in the capital to hail a ride at the touch of a button. But will it encounter the same resistance as it has elsewhere? And with several other…

GAM to Convert Waste into Energy

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has loaned the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) $13 million to fund the construction of a landfill-gas recovery system which converts municipal waste into energy. The project, which is the first of its…