Y4PT (Youth for Public Transport) works collectively with the youth of the world to educate, disseminate, innovate and improve the urban world through the development of public transport and sustainable mobility. Why young people? Young people are one of the largest groups of public transport users and will inherit the consequences of today’s mobility decisions.
The Y4PT story began in 2006, when UITP decided that it was high time for young people to talk about their experiences and interactions with public transport and bring a fresh perspective to the sector.
Y4PT acts as the voice of young people in transport planning and policy making and acts as a bridge between young people and public transport professionals. Y4PT is also a youth mentor for sustainable transport and helps to connect young people to jobs in the public transport sector via the Employouth scheme.
Y4PT recent achievements & actions
- At the 2013 UITP World Congress & Exhibition in Geneva, Y4PT Ambassadors presented a series of projects upon which they have been working. The best projects will be released in a Book of Projects to be released in 2014.
- The second Youth Parliament took place in Sohar, Oman, in February 2013. As more and more public transport projects are emerging in the MENA region and it is critical for young people to be involved not only as users but also as the work forces that power these projects. Y4PT Sohar is working to create better mobility in the region by increasing the awareness of public transport and sustainable modes.
To find out more: www.y4pt.org