Umberto Guida - Articles and news items

Eurotransport’s Leaders’ Series 2017: Umberto Guida

Issue 3 2017  •  11 June 2017  •  Umberto Guida, Director of Research and Innovation at the UITP

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.

Vehicle Design supplement

Supplements  •  3 January 2013  •  Ian Tarran, Umberto Guida, Pauline Bruge

Arriva: meeting modern demands in bus design (Ian Tarran, Engineering Director at Arriva UK Bus)
Creating a new generation of urban bus systems (Umberto Guida, EBSF Project Director and Pauline Bruge, EBSF and 3iBS Junior Project Manager, UITP)

Developing a new generation of urban bus systems

Issue 3 2010, Past issues  •  30 June 2010  •  Umberto Guida, Project Director, European Bus System of the Future (EBSF) and Maeva Zebrowski, Project Manager, European Bus System of the Future (EBSF)

The European Bus System of the Future – known as EBSF ( – is a wide-scale project co-funded by the European Commission under the seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development and has an overall budget of €26 million. Between September 2008 and September 2012, 47 partners – including the five leading European manufacturers – are joining forces to define and develop a new generation of bus systems adapted to European cities.