UITP is proud to release its 2016 & 2017 Activity Report, offering our members and readers an overview of the Association’s activities and achievements over the course of this two-year period.
As the world changes, so too has public transport. The 2016 & 2017 Activity Report looks back over the significant progress UITP and its members have made during this revolutionary period in public transport.
“We are living through an era of historic change that is altering the need, purpose, and function of our transit systems”, said Robert Puentes, President and CEO of Eno Center for Transportation and keynote speaker at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2017.
The challenges the sector has faced during this period include: increasing urbanisation, the demand for decarbonisation, digitalisation and the introduction of new mobility players. UITP and its members have ‘led the transition’, working hard on all fronts to meet new sustainability and accessibility goals, as well as taking considerable steps to digitalise the sector and incorporate new mobility services into established urban transport networks.
The Activity Report highlights the notable growth of the Association—in global reach, number of services and quality of content—as well as the biggest milestones and achievements in terms of advocacy, knowledge and networking activities.
The 60-page report consists of contributions from the entire UITP community and, furthermore, includes a joint interview with Masaki Ogata (UITP President 2015-2017) and Alain Flausch (UITP Secretary General 2012-2017), as well as separate interviews of the new UITP President Pere Calvet and the new Secretary General Mohamed Mezghani.
Our Honorary Secretary General, Alain Flausch, recently retired in December 2017, reminds the sector that although we’ve made significant progress thus far, the transition is not yet over.
“We must continue our efforts to develop new sustainable transport networks to meet the new needs of our customers”, says Mr Flausch. “It’s not the end of the road, and it will never be the end of the road, because the sector will continue to adapt with the world around us”.
You can access the full Activity Report 2016 & 2017 below or through MyLibrary! The first hardcopies will be available at UITP’s New Year Reception next week! (by invitation only)
Read our personal interview with the new Secretary General Mohamed Mezghani, shared in the Activity Report!