Eurotransport’s Leaders’ Series 2017: Umberto Guida

11 June 2017  •  Author(s): Umberto Guida, Director of Research and Innovation at the UITP

Eurotransport’s Leaders’ Series 2017: Umberto Guida

In times of advances in green energy solutions, the emergence of digitalisation, and a number of new players entering the market, the urban mobility sector is witnessing rapid change. Eurotransport asked Umberto Guida, Director of Research and Innovation at the UITP for his views on current industry trends affecting the bus sector.

You’ve worked at the UITP since 2008; how do you think the public transport industry has changed over this time? Globalisation and the subsequent opening of the market have encouraged commercial operators and industries to have a more business-oriented approach. In addition, the economic downturn has forced cities and public transport authorities to carefully consider investments, operational costs and daily expenses; all while environmental issues are under the spotlight.

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