PTI Magazine

New PTI (2/2016): Design & Culture – The human side of mobility

Good design enables the efficient functioning of the whole urban mobility concept, while also providing much added value through aesthetics.

In this latest issue, we cover key applications in the public transport sector, including: how well designed, travel information can improve passenger flow in a busy public transport station, and how the intentional placement of transport infrastructure, like bike-share facilities, encourages better integrated, multimodal mobility.

Additionally, the magazine also touches on topics such as the advantages active mobility has on overall health, and gives an early glance at next year’s not-to-miss international public transport event.

UITP members and subscribers will receive the magazine at the beginning of June. In the meantime, we’re giving you a sneak-peek with the two free articles below – available in different languages. Enjoy your reading!

Sample articles (free download)

  • Way finding - a stressful niche of information design (EN, DE, ES, FR)
  • Exploring Moscow's underground art and culture scene (EN, DE, ES, FR)

UITP members can download the full issue on mobi+.

What is PTI?

Public Transport International is UITP’s official magazine, and is a must-read for anyone interested in public transport and sustainable mobility. PTI is the only magazine offering global coverage of urban, suburban and regional public transport issues.

PTI is the trusted source for public transport trends and analysis, with articles covering a broad range of topics related to sustainable mobility. Readers can learn about world-leading best practices and benefit from in-depth analysis of issues that affect their business.


PTI magazine features articles on all aspects of urban, suburban and regional public transport, including:

  • Economics, planning, organisation, management, marketing, human resources, organising authorities;
  • Public transport supply industry, information technologies;
  • Metro, light rail, bus, waterborne transport, regional and suburban rail, combined mobility services;
  • Market trends, innovation;
  • Regional developments;
  • All initiatives designed to improve mobility.


PTI is published quarterly. Publication dates for 2016: March, June, October.

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UITP member organisations receive PTI as part of their membership package.

Members wishing to take out individual subscriptions and non-members who would like to subscribe to PTI should contact Doriano Angotzi, doriano.angotzi(at)


With a print run of 5,000 copies, PTI is distributed in 92 countries.

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Back issues

Members can download back issues of PTI magazine via Mobi+ which is accessible via MyUITP.

Recent back issues

In the PTI Magazine 1/2016, we focused on rail and the overview of a boobing sector. We covered the current state of the rail sector – its evolution worldwide, its strengths and its challenges. We also especially address the obsolescence issue: how one can cope with ageing electronic equipment no longer adapted to the current rolling stock nor compliant with actual legislation? Finally, we’ll take a look at ongoing projects in London, Astana, Shenzhen, Dubai and elsewhere.

  • UITP Regional urban rail platforms (ENDEESFR)
  • Metro automation, a flexible and safe solution (ENDEESFR)

In the PTI Magazine 3/2015, we focused on the emergence of data-driven marketing, whereby new mobility services, made possible by better manipulation of data, are becoming part of the attraction of public transport, and how this convergence of ICT and marketing are being dealt with by different public transport bodies. We’ve also had a look at how data can be used to predict maintenance needs, or even measure accessibility. 

  • Data-Driven: Making the most of the ‘digital exhaust’ of data from operations and customer interactions.(ENFRESDE)
  • The Benefits of a 'disruption Unit' - Public transport companies need to start thinking disruptively - or risk being left behind.(ENFRESDE)


The PTI Magazine 2/2015 was devoted to the policies that work for increasing public transport ridership, with examples from cities around the world. It’s been five years since UITP launched its PTx2 strategy, an ambitious objective to double the market share of public transport by 2025. The latest MCD survey shows that we are heading in the right direction, with a number of cities worldwide showing positive market share increases. While it’s too early to present a defintive progress report, we have gathered enough key indicators to be able to come to some conclusions about what policies are working to help cities achieve their mobility goals. 

  • Oslo: "Customers don't see borders" - The policies that are getting Oslo moving (ENFRESDE)
  • What do we expect from the European Commission? by Nicolas Blain, UITP EU Committee president (ENFRESDE)

The PTI Magazine 1/2015 was devoted to the UITP World Congress and Exhibition. We've talked to the local hosts about the past, present and future of public transport in Italy. Bruno Rota from Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (ATM) tells us about Milan's latest investments, while Ferrovie Nord Milano (FNM) president Norberto Achille brings us up to speed about the changes and challenges in public transport in the Lombardy region. Massimo Roncucci, president of ASSTRA, the Italian public transport association, tells us how the crisis changed the direction of Italy's public transport plans, while Paolo Cremonesi, the editor of ASSTRA’s magazine, Transporti Publici, tells us what the future has in store for the sector.

Two free articles are available for reading - download them in your language:

  • Milan, the programme: a conversation with UITP Deputy Secretary General Mohamed Mezghani (EN - IT - DE - FR - ES)
  • Getting public transport back on track; a Q&A with ASSTRA president, Massimo Roncucci  (EN - IT - DE - FR - ES)

The PTI Magazine 4/2014 was devoted to public transport in smart cities, including experiences of some smart initiatives around the world, from Vienna to Porto Alegre, from Seoul to Enschede. We’ve also tackled the subject of getting integrated mobility platforms ready for the market, UITP’s recent appearance at the UN Climate Summit, and a wrap-up of the SECUR-ED project.

Two free articles are available for reading - download them in your language:

    • he Big Opportunity – there will always be a need for public transport, but the sector risks missing its biggest opportunity yet  (EN - DE - FR - ES)
    • Integrated Mobility Plans workshop report – the market’s ready, but what about the product? (EN - DE - FR - ES)





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