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The winners of the 2021 UITP Awards were announced on 6 February 2022 during the MENA Transport Congress and Exhibition. Their exceptional projects showcase public transport as the backbone of urban and local mobility.
Let us introduce you to this year’s winners with their respective categories and projects!
Climate and Health
The winner in the Climate and Health category is Volvo Buses (part of the Volvo Group) with their project ‘The Gothenburg Delivery’. This project delivered a complete e-mobility system including 145 electric buses and charging infrastructure to the City of Gothenburg.
The winner in the Design category is the Department of Transport in Victoria, Australia with their project ‘Rowville FlexiRide – Demand Responsive Public Transport system’. Demand Responsive Transport systems are a win for both the operator and the passengers.
Diversity & inclusion – gender equality
The winner in this category is Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) with the project ‘Global project for inclusion and against sexual harassment on public transport’.
In line with UN 2030 Agenda, TMB has built a project for inclusion, generation of opportunities and non-discrimination for staff and public transport users, establishing and implementing inclusion measures as well as plans against sexual harassment.
The winner for our Marketing Campaign category is SMRT Corporation Ltd in Singapore with their project ‘Go-To SMRT: Building affinity with the community and serving beyond our network’.
This project serves beyond commuters and helps with wayfinding, first aid, locating missing persons and more.
The winner in this category is The Department of Road and Infrastructure Development of Moscow with their project ‘MaaS app Moscow Transport’.
Moscow Transport app is a MaaS mobile app, uniting all public transport, transport-on-demand, building multimodal routes with personal preferences, showing arrival of public transport at stops in real time and allowing to hire transport-on-demand.
Operational and technological excellence
The winner in this category is Nantes Métropole with their project ‘e-busway: a world premiere, 100 % electric, wireless 24 meters articulated buses’.
This project involved an upgraded BRT line with 22 e-busways. An excellent project for service quality, operational performance, and ecological transition.
Public and urban transport strategy
The winning project in the category for Public and urban transport strategy is ‘Intermodal integration of tpg feeder buses to the Léman Express suburban trains’ by tpg – transports publics genevois in Switzerland.
This project involved the adaption of 30 train lines for better service delivery.
The winning project in the category Young researchers is ‘4Sight’ by Roger Tan of ComfortDelGro Limited, SBS Transit Limited in Singapore.
The Young Researcher Award recognises and rewards outstanding young talent making a significant contribution to the field of research in urban mobility and thus having a positive effect on society.
Our additional category for Outstanding Achievement gives special recognition to the multiple exceptional activities carried out by RTA Dubai showcasing world class projects that advance sustainable urban mobility and public transport.
We congratulate all our winners! Going forward, a report outlining the projects and details of outstanding submissions is planned for later this year. Stay tuned for more to come.
The UITP Awards take place every 2 years. For all future updates on the UITP Awards, discover our dedicated webpage here.