13 Dec. 2016
- Press release
The inaugural meeting of the UITP (International Association of Public Transport) International Rail Forum for North America brought together domestic and global transport executives and highlighted three main themes affecting rail in the region. The Forum took place from 8-9 December at the New York MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) and assembled top executives from rail-operating public transit agencies such as New York, Portland, Los Angeles, Washington, San Francisco, Toronto and Montréal with executives from London, Paris, Barcelona, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Brussels and Hong Kong. The Forum looked at a range of hot topics and highlighted three main themes that are affecting the rail industry in North America but also globally: keeping rail systems in a state of good repair, innovation and the renaissance of light rail.