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International Association for Public Transport (UITP) - Articles and news items

Autonomous vehicles should operate in shared fleets & integrate with public transport says UITP

Industry news  •  17 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

According to a new paper published by the UITP (the International Association of Public Transport), autonomous vehicles should be put to use in shared fleets and integrate with traditional public transport in order to reduce cars on the road.

More cities in Europe turning to electric buses finds report

Industry news  •  10 January 2017  •  Katie Sadler, Eurotransport

A new report published by the UITP reveals an increasing number of cities in Europe and around the world are turning to electric buses to help reduce the public transport carbon footprint.

City public transportation developments in India

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  14 December 2016  •  Jaspal Singh, Head of the UITP India Office

Jaspal Singh, Head of the UITP India Office, discusses plans to revamp India’s bus systems and looks at future investment in its metro networks…

Emerging smart cities in Central and Eastern Europe

Issue 6 2016  •  30 November 2016  •  Artur Perchel, Manager – Central Eastern Europe & Israel, UITP

A plethora of smart city initiatives are already underway across the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region. Besides making urban services perform better and more efficiently, a smart city approach can also present great opportunities for investment in public transport and intelligent transportation systems. Here Artur Perchel, Manager – Central Eastern Europe & Israel at UITP, takes a look at how smart cities are emerging in the tech-savvy CEE region, where intelligent mobility and infrastructures are swiftly becoming a new urban paradigm.

The continued rise of the smart city in Central and Eastern Europe

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  4 November 2016  •  Artur Perchel, Manager - Central Eastern Europe & Israel, UITP

EuroTransport Issue 6 2016 will proudly feature an elucidating article from Artur Perchel, Manager – Central Eastern Europe & Israel, UITP. Sharing shining examples of CEE’s smart city initiatives, you can read for yourself how the phenomenon is continuing to evolve.

Industry welcomes UN High-level Advisory Group’s sustainable transport report

Industry news  •  31 October 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The United Nations High-Level Advisory Group has issued a number of recommendations in a new report entitled Mobilizing Sustainable Transport for Development.

EBSF_2 – European Bus Systems of the Future 2

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  28 September 2016  •  Michele Tozzi, EBSF_2 Project Director, UITP – International Association of Public Transport

Ahead of his article in Eurotransport Issue 5 2016, Michele Tozzi, EBSF_2 (European Bus Systems of the Future 2) Project Director at UITP, provides a quick overview of the EBSF_2 project and gives a key example of intelligent garage and predictive maintenance innovations from Ravenna.

Automated metros experience surge in global growth

Industry news  •  19 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

According to a new report published by the UITP (International Association of Public Transport), automated metros are experiencing exponential growth globally.

Industry focuses on finding congestion solutions in MENA region

Industry news  •  3 May 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The UITP (International Association of Public Transport) MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition, held in Dubai, has reinforced the urgency to find congestion solutions for cities across the region.

Active transport for healthier and safer cities

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  24 March 2016  •  Secretary General, UITP (International Association of Public Transport)

Alain Flausch, UITP Secretary General, discusses what impact transport and urban environments have on global health problems and how high quality public transport and good urban planning can encourage active lifestyles…

A transformative change for American transport

Issue 1 2016  •  25 February 2016  •  Andrew Bata, UITP Regional Manager, North America

Americans have had a long love affair with the car, but cities around the country have shown increasing interest in supporting a more multi-modal transportation policy in recent years – even in places long-associated with the automobile. Changes in demographics, technological advances and societal attitudes are all thought to be contributing to this shift. Indeed, after 50 years of ever-increasing reliance on cars, that trend seems to have changed…

UITP launch International Urban Rail Platform for North America

Industry news  •  15 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) has announced the formation of the International Urban Rail Platform for North America, bringing together key rail industry players from the region and around the world.

UITP welcomes climate agreement but insists more must be done

Industry news  •  15 December 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

UITP has welcomed the recent COP21 climate agreement in Paris but urges governments to do more to bridge the emissions gap.

TRAN Committee adopts Sustainable Urban Mobility Report

Industry news  •  10 November 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The European Parliament TRAN Committee has voted to adopt a proposed Sustainable Urban Mobility Report emphasising the urgent need to make transport more sustainable.

Report reveals growth in world’s busiest metro networks

Industry news  •  5 November 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

According to a report commissioned by UITP, the International Association of Public Transport, Asian cities rank top in possessing the world’s largest and busiest metro networks. The UITP report entitled ‘World Metro Figures’ observes the current state of the World’s metro networks and highlights potential future developments. The report shows that in 2014, 156 cities […]

 

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