UITP is the international network for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. It is a platform for worldwide cooperation, business development and the sharing of know-how between its 3,400 members from 92 countries. UITP is the global advocate of public transport and sustainable mobility, and the promoter of innovations in the sector.
UITP and KMK organise an online press conference on 4 December. This will will be the ideal opportunity to get an exclusive preview of some of the IT solutions that will be unveiled at IT-TRANS 2014 and that are helping to transform the urban mobility landscape. This press conference is also open to delegates and exhibitors. Registration is free.
UITP took part in the EU-China Urbanisation Partnership Forum in Beijing on 20-21 November which brought together 1,000 local leaders and business executives from Europe and China. Fast urbanisation, economic development and motorisation imposed urban mobility as one of the Forum's priorities. UITP moderated a panel on public transport which brought together local leaders, operators, experts and academics. This Forum was a good opportunity for UITP to advance its policy agenda and probe business opportunities for its members in China. Read the full report.
Re-think transport and climate change
The Transport Day 2013 will be held on 17 November in Warsaw, Poland. It is a joint initiative of the Bridging the Gap Initiative (BtG) and the SLoCaT Partnership – UITP is a partner of both initiatives. Over the next 3 years the BtG and SLoCaT will bring together decision makers, thinkers and implementers on transport and climate change at a full day event to help ensure that the UNFCCC climate change talks better reflects the critical role of public transport in mitigating, and adapting to, climate change.
Fourth railway package: limit the revision of Regulation 1370/2007 to what is necessary for the opening of the domestic rail passenger market.
UITP, EMTA and EPTO have joined forces to warn of the dangers of unnecessary and too far-reaching changes to the legal framework for local public transport in Europe currently being discussed in the European Parliament
91 towns, regions and industry members took part in UITP’s worldwide campaign! For an overview of the campaign pictures and messages, key figures and press coverage, visit the campaign in action
23 January 2014, Brussels, Belgium
UITP-LTA Training Programme on Public Transport Fundamentals
17-19 February 2014, Singapore
IT-TRANS 2014 - IT Solutions for Public Transport
18-20 February 2014, Karlsruhe, Germany
Contracting for better public transport
9-11 April 2014, Munich, Germany
MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition
Grow your city with public transport
27-30 April 2014, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
"Investing in public transport infrastructure and services creates direct jobs but is also a fantastic generator for wider business activity and indirect jobs for city economies"
Alain Flausch, UITP Secretary General
Read the press release
The World Annual Report produced by the UITP Observatory of Automated Metros is now available! Discover updated statistics on many aspects of UTO, as well as the latest developments and forecasts for automation.
This new issue is truly international with articles on the Metro Assembly and Automated Metro Seminar held in London in September, an international workshop in Johannesburg, four Training Programmes organised by the UITP MENA Center for Transport Excellence and many other activities worldwide. EU projects are also high on the agenda with a new project on Next Generation of Train Control systems, a survey on bus systems strategies launched by 3iBS and the SECUR-ED midterm conference. Read our newsletter to find out more!
New issue: Getting the right funding mix
This issue is devoted to the different ways of financing public transport, including articles by experts on:
- What is a healthy business model for public transport?
- Funding opportunities
- Fare regulation
- Earmarking of taxes and charges for public transport (case study: Gothenburg and the West Swedish Agreement)
- Private investment
UITP Grow with Public Transport campaign: all together for public transport growth
To coincide with European Mobility Week (16-22 September 2013), UITP members across the globe displayed the rallying slogan 'Grow' on and in public transport vehicles, stations, stops, websites and social media. Why? To call for more and better public transport as a motor for sustainable economic growth.
Here's an overview of the different campaign pictures, messages and media used by UITP members during the week to convey the same message: 'Grow with Public Transport'! Find more information on www.growpublictransport.org