This paper by CAI-Asia recaptures highlights of 2008 related to urban transportation, air quality, and climate change. Summarizes some of the significant events, news, issues of 2008 for policy makers, researchers, NGOs and other stakeholders working on SUT issues in Asia.

Alternative fuels employed in road transport: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Methanol and Blended/ Ethanol and Electricity.

Sustained economic growth and increasing affluence in urban areas have enabled more people to afford cars, motorcycles, and sport utility vehicles (SUVs). The preference for personal mobility has prevailed over public transportation, the latter being in a generally degenerated state.

The objective of the Partnership for Sustainable Urban Transport in Asia (PSUTA) is to work with stakeholders in Asian cities to identify indicators of sustainable transport for use in policy making. It is a response to the extraordinary