International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Since 1885, UITP -International Association of Public Transport is the world-wide association of urban, suburban and regional passenger transport operators, their authorities and suppliers.
As a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility, UITP is internationally recognized for its work in advancing the development of this critical policy agenda. UITP is located in Brussels and with over 1,500 member companies (operators, authorities, policy decision-makers, research institutes, mobility supply and service industry), 18,000 contact members from 96 countries and 16 liaison and regional offices across the globe, UITP‘s main objectives are to study all aspects of public transport and mobility in order to promote the development of more efficient and attractive public transport services and to gain the maximum benefit from the latest available technology.
UITP acts as a forum for transport operators and undertakings to exchange information and ideas on a worldwide basis. UITP organises special thematic meetings and conferences, projects and studies to meet the needs of its members, and every two years a biennial International Congress and Exhibition, the Global Public Transport Summit. UITP creates knowledge and enables innovation in specific topics related to all modes of transport like digitalization, security and safety, combined mobility and mobility as service, automated road transport, Bus, Metro, Light Rail, Regional and suburban rail, taxi and waterborne. UITP organizes several Committees and Commissions that compile and develop global knowledge for the whole community of members. Among them, the Combined Mobility Commission addresses shared mobility, Mobility as a Service and Autonomous Vehicles as complementary to the public transport existing offer. As Public transport is changing, and a digital revolution is happening as ‘new players’ join the mobility market and consumers expand their options, UITP has opened to newcomers – such as Door2Door, Citymapper, Uber, Moovel, Via, Grab, Ola, Yandex, 99 and Upstream – as part of its membership, reflecting the rapidly changing urban mobility sector. As an association firmly aimed at leading the mobility transition, UITP has decided to create a new subsection in its membership called “Digital Platforms” – which will include players offering access to services or assets such as trip planning tools or ride sharing via the internet. With total engagement in 36 EU projects (FP7 and H2020), UITP is recognized as the world leader in innovation for public transport and mobility sector. Key Persons Involved Guido Di Pasquale (male) holds an MSc in Electronic engineering with a background in math