2018 is knocking at our door and UITP is welcoming the New Year with an ambitious two-year programme that will lead to the next Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm 2019.
This was the essence of UITP President Pere Calvet’s speech at the last Policy Board meeting of 2017, which was held in Barcelona this past October. In a well-framed speech, Mr. Calvet presented the three main objectives and four working streams that will guide the work of UITP until 2019.
A dense programme based on members’ needs and representing urban mobility's dynamism and innovative approach, UITP's priorities until 2019 will be to:
• Reinforce business intelligence
• Emphasise business-oriented management
• Convey a positive image of public transport
These are the foundations of the Integrated Global Work Programme (IGWP) of UITP until 2019. They will be articulated around the main themes that are moving the urban mobility sector forward. Among them, UITP’s President emphasised the role of public transport when it comes to structuring cities.
We should all aim at developing more liveable cities based on efficient public transport.
– Pere Calvet
President Calvet insisted on how important it is to deliver major public transport infrastructures more quickly to meet the challenge of fast growing urbanisation. The other working topics are: decarbonising of urban transport, excelling in customer experience and improving cost efficiency and funding.
Emerging from the main trends in the public transport market, these topics are divided into themes, each of them helping articulate UITP’s IGWP. Achieving these four objectives will only be possible if public transport’s stakeholders are committed to embracing digitalisation and focusing on competing with other sectors to attract the best talents.
UITP’s priorities for the years to come are numerous, but this leadership reflects the determination of its members in promoting sustainable urban mobility and offering public transport users the best mobility service.
For more information on our Integrated Global Work Programme, click here!