International Association for Public Transport (UITP) - Articles and news items
Industry news • 10 April 2017 • Eurotransport
On Tuesday 11 April 2017, the Transport and Tourism Committee of the European Parliament will adopt its opinion on the so-called European Accessibility Act. According to the UITP (the International Association of Public Transport), the current discussions related to the Act should aim at finding realistic requirements making sure the whole initiative is a success, but the UITP is worried about the potential negative impact on the accessibility objectives of the latest compromise.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.