Actors from outside the public transport sector are working fast to develop ‘integrated mobility’ solutions for citizens, and therefore public transport should continue their effort to place itself at the heart of tomorrow’s mobility model.
Today, October 20, UITP launched a new database providing the latest figures on the use and infrastructure of metro networks worldwide. With almost 150 cities and metropolitan areas worldwide having a metro system, they provide the backbone of public transport networks in an ever-increasing number of places world-wide.
After having published a UITP position paper in 2011, which demonstrated to public transport operators and organising authorities the benefits of becoming real mobility providers, the UITP Combined Mobility Platform is happy to present a brand new service to all UITP members: a toolbox aiming to show how to integrate Combined Mobility services in a public transport offer.
Of the thousands of contacts in UITP’s database, less than 10% have expressed an interest in the subjects of human resources and management.
Why is this?
It may be because of the fact that personnel costs account for up to 80% of operational costs, and public transport companies are more likely to see staff principally as a burdensome financial issue. However, the key to performance and productivity lies in the ability of the company to turn this cost factor into a success factor.