PTI Magazine


Public Transport International (PTI) 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 Magazine explores the need for public transport in the new urban agenda

(PTI Magazine 3/2016 - October 2016 - Building liveable cities)

The latest issue of Public Transport International (PTI) puts the spotlight on the integral role urban transport plays in making cities more liveable.

As the current trend of urban migration continues, cities are becoming the new centres of our global economy and society. This issue of PTI highlights ways that national governments can encourage this natural evolution by including public transport as an inseparable part any plans to enable sustainable urban living.

Key examples include: how governments can encourage transport links within a polycentric urban area, how public transport projects can contribute to a cleaner environment, and how good public transport links foster economic growth in cities.

UITP members and subscribers will receive the magazine in the next days. In the meantime, we’re giving you a sneak-peek with the two free articles below:

  • Cable cars - moving cities onwards and upwards (EN, DE, ES, FR)
  • Keeping things on the move, making cities more liveable (EN, DE, ES, FR)

UITP members can download the full issue on Mobi+.


How to subscribe?

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

Members wishing to take out individual subscriptions and non-members can subscribe to PTI by clicking on the button below:


2017 Subscription rate:

€60.00 for one year (three issues) - shipping fees not included

Shipping:  €8.00 for Europe - €16.00 for the rest of the world

Special offer for new subscribers!

By subscribing until 31 December 2016 to PTI magazine 2017, you will receive a link enabling you to download for FREE the last two complete issues of PTI magazine 2016 (electronic version, pdf)

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3) Once we receive your payment, we send you electronically the 3 FREE copies of PTI 2016 in English only.

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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.

Publication dates for 2017: January, May, September.

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Back issues

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

Recent back issues

In the PTI Magazine 2/2016 issue ("Design and culture - the human side of mobility"), we covered key applications of design 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. Good design enables the efficient functioning of the whole urban mobility concept, while also providing much added value through aesthetics.

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

  • Way finding - a stressful niche of information design (ENDEESFR)
  • Exploring Moscow's underground art and culture scene (ENDEESFR)


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 addressed 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 took 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)







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