UITP regularly collects a wealth of data related to public transport and urban mobility. As the organisation promoting public transport worldwide, UITP is the main source of information and figures regarding the sector. Information is collected via a wide range of channels and is used to inform UITP members and the public, as well as support the our advocacy objectives and highlight the essential role of public transport in urban areas worldwide. UITP regularly publishes statistical findings in the form of Statistics Briefs, Databases and In-depth reports which cover a wide range of topics relevant to the sector.

Please find below a selection of the publications currently available. For more information, future publications and updates, please contact Mircea Steriu, Statistics Manager, mircea.steriu(at) or Pedram Zand, Statistics Junior Manager, pedram.zand(at)

June 2014

UITP is launching its first annual publication that tracks and analyses public transport demand trends in the EU Member States.

November 2013
Organisation and major players of short-distance public transport in the European Union

The report analyses the organisation of public transport in the EU in the light of the Member States’ gradual adaptation of the European Union’s Regulation 1370/2007 on the organisation of public

October 2013

The third edition of the Observatory of Employment in Public Transport analyses developments in terms of staff recruitment and retention in Asian countries, drawing comparisons between the Asian and the European landscapes.

September 2013
Metro Automation in 2013

This report presents the latest trends in the use of fully automated metro vehicles, without staff on board.

October 2012
Metro, light rail and tram systems in Europe

Produced as part of UITP’s cooperation with the European Rail Research Advisory Council, this publication provides a picture of the metro and light rail systems running in Europe.

October 2012

The second edition of the Observatory of Employment in Public Transport presents the main challenges in hiring and retaining staff in Europe.

October 2011

Buses with High Level of Service – BHLS – are a way of improving the efficiency of the bus system through improved reliability, as well as customer support and marketing.

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April 2011
Observatory of employment in public transport - 1

The first edition of the Observatory of Employment in Public Transport provided, for the first time, a worldwide estimate of the number of jobs created by urban public transport.

December 2009

This study looks at passenger transport services provided both at urban and suburban level in Russia and Ukraine by public transport companies.

June 2008

This report presents the public transport environment on the African continent emphasising notably the level of regulatory and institutional reform, operational mechanisms and the past and current threats to the proper functioning of the transport system.


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