Public transport is at a turning point. To better reflect the new paradigm shift transforming urban mobility, UITP created a new subsection in its membership, which includes players offering access to services or assets such as trip planning tools or ride sharing via the internet.
Here are quotes from some members of this new subsection category on the importance of dialogue and collaboration with all urban mobility actors.
"Globally, ridesharing has hugely impacted transportation, fundamentally impacting the dynamics of daily commute. Unlike other forms of internet driven commerce, ride sharing is real time with technological challenges still needing redressal. All such issues are not only endemic to India but also globally. To provide sustainable solutions to all such issues, there is an inherent need to collaborate, share ideas, knowledge and best practices, all leading to a much stronger ecosystem within the urban mobility space.
UITP, being one of the most renowned institutes in the world, has consistently played a significant role in this entire collaborative process, by involving all the key stakeholders. We at Ola are delighted to be a part of this collaboration led by UITP.”
- Pranay Jivrajka, Founding Partner, Ola
“Improving public transportation and mobility is central to Via's mission. As the world’s leading technology developer and provider of on-demand, dynamically routed shared rides, Via partners with cities and public transit authorities to offer innovative mobility solutions, and we are thrilled to join UITP and its worldwide network to work together to develop sustainable urban mobility.”
- Andrei Greenawalt, Vice President for Public Policy, Via
“Mobility is changing at a very fast pace – and there is no doubt that public transport should hold the pole position in leading that transformation instead of being replaced. Public transportation is the core of mobility in urban life and we support that foundation by providing them the right tools for their digital transformation. We have been partnering with public transport operators and cities since the very beginning to create a real impact on cities and their quality of life.”
“We are pleased that UITP has created a space where public transport and tech companies meet to foster innovation together and exchange their vision on the future of mobility.”
- Dr Tom Kirschbaum, Co-Founder and Managing Director at door2door
"As UITP is the largest network of public transport providers globally, this was a very important step for us to deepen the dialogue and collaboration with mobility providers around the world. We're looking very much forward to further building on our collaboration and initiatives with them this year."
- Andrew Salzberg, Head of Transportation Policy and Research, Uber
"As the leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform in Southeast Asia, Grab works collaboratively with governments, local communities and other industry players to deliver innovative services. UITP provides a valuable platform for us to collaborate with global urban mobility stakeholders to build a multimodal platform that complements public transportation systems and can be customised for different commuter needs and budgets. Together we can solve traffic congestion and bring more affordable and efficient transport options to everyone in Southeast Asia."
- Ngiam Xin Wei, Head Shared Mobility, Grab
As we continue the integration of new mobility services into our current urban mobility systems, UITP in collaboration with Transport for London is hosting a workshop on how to plan urban space to better integrate these new mobility services on 24 May in London, UK. Register now!
UITP has also launched a Diploma Programme on New Mobility Services that provides an industry recognised qualification for mobility professionals. This new Diploma Programme includes participation in three mandatory courses on New Mobility Services and one elective course to choose from selected topics as well as e-learning sessions. Deadline to register is 20 May. Find out more here