APTA and GIE Objectif transport public sign agreement to promote sustainable mobility

15 May 2017  •  Author(s): Eurotransport

APTA (the American Public Transportation Association) and GIE Objectif transport public have signed a new partnership agreement setting out how they will be sharing their joint vision for sustainable mobility at their exhibitions and conferences.

APTA and GIE Objectif transport public sign agreement to promote sustainable mobility

The partnership aims to nurture closer ties between American, French, and other European stakeholders. The agreement is designed to encourage the sharing of beneficial experience and mobility practices, develop innovation, and facilitate transition from private vehicles to sustainable mobility, especially in major cities. In addition to digital technology, electric and self-driving vehicles, and new forms of mobility, other key priorities for both structures include educating younger generations and encouraging people to adjust from travelling alone in their cars to using public transport and engaging in active mobility.

These topics will all feature prominently at their forthcoming events: APTA Expo (October 9-11, 2017 in Atlanta) and Transports Publics, the European Mobility Exhibition (June 12-14, 2018 in Paris).

“We’ll be spreading the word on these issues enthusiastically and effectively at our events, organising discussions, talks, and visits to share examples of best practice,” said JeanLuc Rigaut, Chairman of GIE Objectif transport public.

Chair of APTA Doran Barnes commented: “France and the US have many common challenges and opportunities for the development of our public transportation systems. The cooperation with GIE allows us to exchange best practices and innovative solutions and continue to learn from each other.”

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