Overview


Introduction

The world has been changing greatly since the beginning of the 21st century. In the field of transport, there are growing demands for more than just fast and safe transport; rather, transport system is required to be safe and without anxiety for all people and to be in harmony with the global environment.

That is to say, the transport system is strongly required to realize mobility to all people including the elderly and the disabled, and to coexist with the global environment, curbing global warming caused by carbon dioxide emissions from cars.

At the request of organizations for disabled people, the Ministry of Transport examined a framework for a barrier-free transport system for elevators and escalators in railway stations. As the result, the Foundation for Promoting Amenities of Transport was established with the approval of the Minister of Transport (currently the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport) on September 30, 1994 to promote barrier-free facilities in traffic terminals, in addition to conducting research and providing information concerning barrier-free transport. In 1997, the organization was renamed "Foundation for Promoting Promoting Personal Mobility and Ecological Transportation" and the programs were upgraded by adding the environmental transport promotion program to the barrier-free transport program. Pursuing the objective of barrier-free transport and environmental transport measures, we are expanding our activities to create a social environment that is friendly both to humans and to the earth.

Name of organization Foundation for Promoting Personal Mobility and Ecological Transportation
Common name Eco-Mo Foundation
Head Office 3rd Floor, Gobancho KU Bldg., 10, Gobancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0076 Japan
Representative Satoshi Iwamura, Chairperson
Establishment September 30, 1994
Telephone +81-3-3221-6672 (Main number / General Affairs Division)
+81-3-3221-6673 (Barrier-free Transport Promotion Division)
+81-3-3221-7636 (Environmental Transport Promotion Division)
+81-3-3512-5280 (Public Works for Railway stations Division)
Fax +81-3-3221-6674