UITP’s head office is located in Brussels, Belgium and the association counts 16 regional and liaison offices and two Centres for Transport Excellence across the globe.

As UITP believes strongly in the importance of capacity building, we have also developed a Centre for Training  in the Brussels main office, as well is in Istanbul, to organise training programmes worldwide. We have also created the Centres for Transport Excellence (CTEs) in the Asia Pacific and MENA Regions, aimed at promoting sustainable mobility systems as a way of improving the standard of living in a specific region.

The UITP governance structure is made of the following bodies as further described in the Bylaws

  • The General Assembly
  • The Divisions
  • The President & Deputy President
  • The Executive Board
  • The Policy Board
  • The PresCom
  • The Committees
  • The Secretary General and the General Secretariat

The Internal Rules are available in MyLibrary.

Here you can find more explanation about the different bodies.





  • Africa


    The UATP (African Union of Public Transport) is the African Division of UITP.

    It includes professionals from Sub-Saharan Africa in the industry of public transport of people and goods by road, rail and water.

    It was established in 2002 in Lomé (Togo) and its headquarters are located in Abidjan in the Ivory Coast.

    For more information, please visit

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Bouaké Meité, Directeur Général, Société des Transports Abidjanais, Ivory Coast

    UITP staff: Yssoufou Cisse, uatp(at)

  • Asia-Pacific


    The UITP Asia-Pacific Division was set up in 1993 and brings together authorities, operators, institutions, academia and industry suppliers from the complete Asia-Pacific region. The headquarters of the UITP Asia-Pacific Division are located in Hong Kong, China, and UITP has also regional offices in Melbourne (Australia) and Bangalore (India).

    The Asia-Pacific Centre for Transport Excellence was formed and launched with joint efforts between the Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) and UITP. It is located in Singapore.

    The UITP Asia-Pacific Executive Committee governs the Division.

    For more information, please visit

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Masaki Ogata, Vice Chairman and Honorary President of UITP, East Japan Railway Company, Japan

    UITP Staff: Sue Chan, sue.chan(at)

  • Eurasia


    UITP activities in Russia include Eurasian regional conferences, workshops, training programmes and the organisation of study tours.

    The UITP Eurasian Division addresses a wide range of public transport issues and works to support pro-public transport policies in the Russian Federation and the CIS region as well as the activities of the Committee. Its principal concerns since its conception have been:

    • Fare collection
    • Rolling stock
    • Regulatory framework

    For more information, please visit

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Mikhailov Eugene, Advisor to the CEO, Mosgortrans

    UITP Staff: Yussup Khassiev,


  • Latin America

    Latin America

    The UITP Latin American Division was created in 2003 at the UITP World Congress in Madrid, Spain, and the regional office was subsequently established in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2005.

    Its main objective is to promote best practices in public transport and develop cooperation to provide alternatives for mobility in cities. This is only possible thanks to the support of more than 60 local members in Argentina, Bermuda, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Uruguay. Working together with local authorities, bus and rail operators and suppliers in the region, the Latin America Division has the ability to identify and understand the particular needs of the region, including understanding the local culture.

    For more information, please visit

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Sr Jurandir Fernando Ribeiro Fernandes

    UITP Staff: Eleonora Pazos, eleonora.pazos(at)

  • Europe


    UITP Europe is structured in two sections:

    •   EU Policy

    UITP is the international association representing public transport stakeholders. In the European Union, UITP brings together more than 400 urban, suburban and regional public transport operators and authorities from all the member states and is consequently recognized as a key interlocutor for the European institutions and other bodies.

    More information:

    Thomas Avanzata, European Affairs Director, thomas.avanzata(at)

    •   EU Projects

    UITP’s EU Projects Team has led or partnered in a wide range of European projects for many years, with the European Commission recognising UITP as a key interlocutor in promoting public transport stakeholders’ priorities for research and innovation.

    More information:

    Umberto Guida, Deputy Director of the European Department, umberto.guida(at)

  • MENA


    The MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region covers an extensive area extending from Morocco in northwest Africa to Iran in southwest Asia. UITP has had a presence in the MENA region with members since the mid-1990s and officially opened the MENA Division in June 2005 at the 56th UITP World Congress in Rome, Italy.

    Now, UITP MENA stands strong with its largest number of members ever and features a diverse network of public transport professionals, supported by a full-time MENA office and the Roads & Transport Authority as host of UITP’s Regional MENA Congress.

    As the knowledge hub of the public transport sector in Middle East and North Africa, UITP MENA Centre for Transport Excellence offers global public transport training solutions and professional development programs, develops human capital for tomorrow’s public transport sector.

    The UITP MENA Regional office and the MENA Centre for Transport Excellence are both located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

    For more information, please visit

    Contact info

    Chairperson of the MENA Division: Khalid Alhogail, CEO - Board Director, Saudi Public Transport CO, Saudi Arabia

    Chairperson of the MENA Centre of Transport Excellence: Nasser Hamad Abu Shahab, CEO Strategy and Corporate Governance, Roads and Transport Authority, UAE

    UITP Staff: Ayman Smadi,

  • North America

    North America

    UITP’s North American chapter groups members from Canada, the United States of America, as well as some English-speaking neighbouring islands such as Bermuda and Jamaica. Members range from transit agencies to the service and supply industry as well as a number of academic and research institutes.

    The North American chapter seeks to increase the exchange of best practice and networking between North American members and other UITP members worldwide and works closely with the three major national associations in the region: APTA (the American Public Transportation Association), ATUQ (the urban transit association of Quebec) and CUTA (the Canadian Urban Transit Association).

    The UITP North America Regional office was established in September 2015 and is located in New York, USA.

    For more information, please visit

    Contact info


    UITP Staff: Andrew Bata, andrew.bata(at)

  • Australia/New Zealand

    Australia/New Zealand

    UITP is represented in Australia and New Zealand by UITP Australia New Zealand (known as UITPANZ). UITPANZ is part of the UITP Asia-Pacific Division. 

    UITPANZ facilitates the exchange of ideas and knowledge to further the development and advancement of public transport policy, planning and operations in the region. It is the only international association covering all modes of public transport in the Australia New Zealand region. UITPANZ is managed by a Board of Management.

    For more information, please visit


    Contact info

    Chairperson: Ian Dobbs, Board Nominee (Victoria), Public Transport Victoria, Australia

    UITP Staff: Rob Pearce, rob.pearce(at)


  • Organising Authorities

    Organising Authorities

    In UITP, Organising Authorities cooperate with the whole UITP membership to collect, develop and provide knowledge on issues ranging from market organisation and governance to regulatory frameworks, funding and financing. UITP provides a unique environment for authorities to exchange and interact with other actors of the sector, in particular industry and operators, on issues of common interest such as public transport operations, integrated mobility plans and technological innovation.

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Jeremy Weng Lock Yap, Deputy Chief Executive, Public transport, policy and planning, Land Transport Authority, Singapore

    UITP staff: 


  • Industry


    No more info for this Expert group

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Håkan Karlsson, Executive Vice President, AB Volvo, Sweden

    UITP Staff: Arno Kerkhof, arno.kerkhof(at)

  • Vehicles & Equipment

    Vehicles & Equipment

    Industry manufacturers and suppliers work together in the Vehicles & Equipment Committee to provide worldwide integrated knowledge on selected topics and to prepare advocacy material on issues related to vehicular technology. The Committee contributes in particular to cooperation with other associations, benchmarking with other sectors, cooperation with UITP industry members as well as operators and authorities. Further issues potentially dealt with by the Committee relate to the various public transport assets and fields of operation.

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Tammo Voigt, Head of eMobility Consulting, EVOBUS GmbH, Germany

    UITP staff: Arno Kerkhof, arno.kerkhof(at)


  • IT & Services

    IT & Services

    Members of the industry cooperate in the UITP IT & Services Committee to understand the impact of new technologies, to move favourable developments forward, to suggest recommendations and to disseminate good practices in the field of information technology systems, with the aim of further supporting “the smart traveller in its intelligent community.” Within UITP, they maintain a permanent exchange on these topics with the operators, the organizing authorities and other actors of the sector.

    Contact info

    Chairperson: René Zeller, Partner, HITOUCH AG, Switzerland

    UITP staff: Jaspal Singh, jaspal.singh(at)


  • Exhibition


    The Exhibition Committee establishes medium and long-term strategies to develop UITP exhibitions as international showcases of the worldwide mobility sector. The Committee gives a particular attention to the development of international, thematic and regional exhibitions to facilitate access to specific markets and to stimulate business exchange and networking. It addresses the return of value of UITP exhibitions for the exhibitors as well as for UITP itself. The Committee also watches and evaluates the international non-UITP exhibition market and makes recommendations. The Committee participates in the selection process of UITP Summits and takes actively part in the preparations.

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Dirk Snauwaert, Public relations Manager, Van Hool NV, Belgium

    UITP staff: Hicham Badram, hicham.badram(at)

  • Metro


    Gathering most of the metro operators from across the world, UITP is the place of exchange and production of expertise on all issues related to metros, from operations to rolling stock, fixed installations, finance and commerce, electric installations and safety systems. Its observatory of automated metros is a unique reference.

    Contact info

    Chairpersons: Philippe Martin - Executive Vice President, Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP), France; Roman Latypov - First Deputy Head for Strategic Development and Investments, Moscow Metro, Russia

    UITP staff: Salah Regan

  • Light Rail

    Light Rail

    UITP provides worldwide integrated knowledge on issues related to light rail. Gathering mainly operators, the Light Rail Committee is a platform for exchange, discussions and benchmarking. Their goal is to move reflection forward, to suggest recommendations and to present good practices in the field of organisation, operation and management of light rail systems for all members.

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Andrés Muñoz de Dios, Managing Director, Metropolitano de Tenerife, Spain

    UITP staff: Salah Regan

  • Regional & Suburban Rail

    Regional & Suburban Rail

    Rail operators work together in the UITP Regional & Suburban Rail Committee on issues related to the various development stages of regional and suburban railways in the world: planning, construction, operation and maintenance. Their work encompasses safety and security, quality and customer care, environment, funding and economy, technology, innovation, and the legal and regulatory environment.

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Gautier Brodeo, Expert, Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP), France

    UITP staff: Salah Regan

  • Bus


    Public transport operators from all regions of the world work together in UITP to exchange on issues of common interest and solutions to common challenges related to the organization, operation and management of Bus systems. They jointly contribute to the improvement of efficiency and the development and deployment of innovations for instance for cleaner bus systems and innovative bus services.

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Renée Amilcar, Executive Director, STM, Montréal 

    UITP staff: Arno Kerkhof, arno.kerkhof(at)

  • Trolley bus

    Trolley bus

    The Trolleybus Committee brings together operators and the industry to work on all issues related to trolleybus systems and suitable rolling stock. The Trolleybus Committee explores for example trends in the design and manufacture of on-board electric power storage units, electric power feeding/charging systems and related infrastructure, e-grid bus systems as well as e-grid rolling stocks.

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Vasily Andreevich Ostryakov, CEO, State Unitary Entreprise Gorelectrotrans, Russian Federation

    UITP staff: Yussup Khassiev, yussup.khassiev(at)

  • Taxi & Ride-hailing

    Taxi & Ride-hailing

    The UITP Taxi & Ride-hailing Commitee is made up of taxi authorities, operators, academics and industry companies. It serves as a forum for contacts, knowledge exchange and professional discussions amongst UITP members interested in taxi and ride-hailing modes of transport.

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Abdullah Sultan Al Sabbagh, Group CEO, Cars Taxi Services Co LLC, United Arab Emirates

    UITP Staff: Yasin Basar, yasin.basar(at) 

  • Waterborne


    UITP brings together members involved in waterborne operations in this Committee to increase awareness, and to exchange and develop knowledge on issues such as accessibility, local environment, system integration and intermodality, safety and terminal design.

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Gebrand Schutten, Director, Aquabus BV, Netherlands

    UITP Staff: Indira Khara,

  • Academic


    The UITP Academic Committee brings together academic and research members of UITP to exchange knowledge on future developments in the public transport sector. It also strengthens links between research and practice, and supports UITP initiatives with academic expertise.

    Contact info

    UITP staff: Hilia Boris Iglesia, hilia.boris-iglesia(at)


  • Business & HR

    Business & HR

    UITP members work together in the Committee on Business and Human Resource Management to support the development of efficient management, corporate social involvement, customer orientation and excellence in human resources management.

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Anne-Laure Noat, Partner, Eurogroup Consulting, France

    UITP staff: Steven Barbosa, steven.barbosa(at)

  • Combined Mobility

    Combined Mobility

    The Combined Mobility Committee addresses all issues related to the complementarity between public transport and other sustainable modes in the urban transport system. It demonstrates the benefits of combined mobility services and identifies which services are missing in different actors' product portfolio to become true mobility providers. It also gives UITP members the opportunity to discuss relevant and technical issues specific to each mode as well as issues related to complementarity and integration between the different modes.

    Contact info

    Chairperson: David van Kesteren, CEO, Cambio Taxistop, Belgium

    UITP staff: 

  • IT & Innovation

    IT & Innovation

    Public transport operators and authorities cooperate within the UITP IT & Innovation Committee to understand the impact of new technologies, move favourable developments forward, suggest recommendations and to disseminate good practices in the field of information technology systems. The main aim of this cooperation is to  further support “the smart traveller in its intelligent community.” Within UITP, they maintain a permanent exchange on these topics with the industry and the other actors of the sector.

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Stefan Hulman, CEO, 9292-Reisinformatiegroep B.V., Netherlands

    UITP staff: Jaspal Singh, jaspal.singh(at)

  • Marketing


     The Marketing and Product Development Committee aims to increase awareness and highlight the importance of a customer-oriented approach to improve public transport attractiveness and use. It supports UITP membership to develop strategies which preserve the existing customers and attract new clients.

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Patrique Campal Lindahl, Deputy Director, Group Commercial Department, Transdev Group, France

    UITP staff: Indira Khara, indira.khara(at)

  • Security


    The Security Committee studies, assesses and promotes innovative approaches to enhance public transport security (PTS). It promotes the importance of security in public transport, and advocates guidance for security to be embedded in the corporate structure and culture of public transport networks. It seeks to underline the role of security in ensuring the continuity of operations and improving services, thereby helping public transport to become the commute of choice for today’s citizens.

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Jan Politiek, Chief Security Officer, Arriva Nederland, Netherlands

    UITP staff: Anne Mordret, anne.mordret(at)

  • Sustainable Development

    Sustainable Development

    Operators, authorities and industries cooperate within the UITP Sustainable Development Committee on all issues related to urban transport and sustainable development to support the positive contribution of public transport to sustainable development. Activities include the development of the UITP Sustainability Charter programme along the lines of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability reporting, the coordination of UITP’s efforts on smart cities and support to UITP’s environment and sustainable development lobbying activities.

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Projal Dutta, Director Sustainable Initiatives, MTA New York City Transit, USA

    UITP staff: Philip Turner, philip.turner(at)

  • Transport Economics

    Transport Economics

    The UITP Committee on Transport Economics provides factual analysis and informed opinions on issues related to cost management, infrastructure investment, funding streams and sources, as well as financial engineering to provide suitable frameworks for public and urban transport. 

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Beat Mueller, Directeur Marché International, Postauto Schweiz AG, Switzerland

    UITP staff: Hilia Boris Iglesia, hilia.boris-iglesia(at)

  • Transport & Urban Life

    Transport & Urban Life

    The UITP Committee on Transport and Urban Life aims to increase the awareness of the strong connection between public transport and other urban policies.  It provides a platform for exchange, discussions and benchmarking, to move reflection forward, to suggest recommendations and to present good practices for coordination between transport policy and other urban policies such as land use and urban development.  UITP Commission on transport and urban Life aims to increase the awareness of the intertwining between public transport and other urban policies.  It provides a platform for exchange, discussions and benchmarking, to move reflection forward, to suggest recommendations and to present good practices for a good coordination between transport policy and other urban policies such as for instance land use and urban development. 

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Hanne Bertnes Norli, Planning Director, RUTER AS, Norway

    UITP staff: Anne Mordret, anne.mordret(at)

  • Design & Culture

    Design & Culture

    The UITP Design & Culture Committee is a platform where UITP members exchange and develop knowledge on design and architecture to craft solutions for spaces, services or components. The Committee is at the crossroads of several disciplines including product design, architecture, identity design, signage, information and interface design, landscape and urban planning. Within this group, members also work on cultural and artistic actions to strengthen the sensitive scope of solutions and to renew their impacts on the public. The UITP design & culture platform is the place where UITP members exchange and develop knowledge on design and architecture to craft solutions for spaces, services or components. The platform is at the crossroads of several disciplines including product design, architecture, identity design, signage, information and interface design , landscape and urban planning.  In this platform, members also  work on the cultural and artistic action to strengthen the sensitive scope of solutions and to renew their impacts on the public. 

    Contact info

    Chairperson: Giuseppe Attoma, Senior Design Strategist, attoma, France

    UITP staff: Laetitia Delzenne, laetitia.delzenne(at)

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