60th UITP World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition

25 April 2013  •  Author(s): Craig Waters, Editor, Eurotransport

UITP Supplement 2013

Two years after a highly successful congress in Dubai, the international public transport community will meet again in Geneva from 26-30 May 2013 for the 60th UITP World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition.

One of the main focal points at Geneva will be the ‘i-move 2.0’ concept; in other words, the radical change required in the sector’s business model to meet the ambition of doubling the market share of public transport by 2025. Transforming urban mobility is becoming an urgent necessity: cities with unchallenged car dependency will find themselves losing out in competitiveness, failing to attract people and businesses. Sustainable transport can be delivered by the ‘green alliance’ of public transport, cycling and walking but a radical overhaul is required in order to offer services that are not only convenient, but also fit with people’s lifestyle values.

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