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How the challenges of yesterday can teach us today and tomorrow... Looking back at UITP in 2020

  • Global
  • Climate
  • Communication
  • Crisis management
  • Staff
  • Urban mobility

The year 2020 was an unprecedented challenge for all, including the public transport sector.  

Despite the difficult times, UITP showed resilience and flexibility by adapting to the ‘new normal’. Releasing expert publications about how to deal with the crisis, connecting our members to share knowledge and organising online events were just some of our activities this year, further described in the 2020 Activity Highlights Report.

The Report

The Activity Highlights are divided into the main fields of UITP’s actions: Advocacy, Knowledge and Network. In each of these areas you will find details about our main publications, projects, events, staff engagement, advocacy papers and governance highlights of 2020.

From launching a new website, through UITP staff running and walking over 470km for charity, to a Digital World Tour, 2020 was anything but static for us!

This new format of a yearly report is yet another step in UITP’s digital journey. Staying active online has helped us connect with our members and network when we weren’t able to meet in person. We plan on continuing to deliver accessible and flexible knowledge, events and training opportunities in the future, and learn from the experience of last year’s transition to the online sphere. 

Managing the crisis

As our President, Pere Calvet, says in his introduction to the Activity Report:

“2020 was a challenging year for the sector and undoubtedly one from which we can draw a number of lessons.”

UITP’s role during the pandemic has been to bring together our international members and stakeholders from the public transport sector to share knowledge on best practices and to highlight our sector’s importance in these difficult times.

Throughout the year our Secretariat has tirelessly advocated for the sector by highlighting the safety and reliability of public transport during numerous international events and stakeholder meetings.

Discover our 2020 Highlights and read more on what we’ve achieved last year:

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