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UITP, the International Association of Public Transport, and ALAMYS, the Latin American Association of Metros and Subways, agreed to strengthen their cooperation for the coming years. By signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a virtual meeting today, the organisations emphasised their ambition to keep working together in advancing public transport in Latin America and across the globe.
Concrete aim of the MoU is to foster cooperation and exchange of knowledge and experience, not only between the organisations, but also between their partners. The partnership builds on the successful joint work during the pandemic and focusses on the areas of policy, research, communications campaigns and capacity building and training.
Before signing the MoU, the president of ALAMYS, Silvia Roldán and the president of UITP, Khalid ALHOGAIL shared their views on the importance of the partnership between the associations.
I am pleased to announce that ALAMYS and UITP join forces for sustainable mobility for the planet and beneficial for its inhabitants.
Latin America is going through rapid developments in its public transport and urban mobility environment. With both society and our personal lives changed drastically by the COVID-19 pandemic, the public transport sector is a fundamental part of the solution.
We have a great opportunity to definitively change things for the better, returning urban space to people. Cities and countries must invest in recovery and resilience for a systemic socio-economic transformation, where public transport and active mobility play a key role in building back better.
By intensifying collaboration between the different actors, both public and private, this process can be accelerated. It is essential to count on visionary leadership and ambitious political commitments, as well as stable governance and financing. That allows us to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
UITP and ALAMYS will work together to make sure that urban rail maintains its key role as the backbone of sustainable urban mobility which also has tough challenges ahead: from governance and funding, to recovery from the pandemic and climate change.
The COVID-19 pandemic has really shown the importance of alliances in our sector. Exchanging expertise, ideas and best-practices are key to keep cities moving and developing so that we can provide sustainable urban mobility for all.
The Latin American Association of Metros and Subways, ALAMYS, promotes metro projects in Latin America and brings together more than 80 members. The organisation has a 35 year history and ultimately aims to promote rail based public transport in Latin America.
Collaborations with other recognisable voices are key to the work of UITP to bring together all public transport stakeholders and sustainable transport modes. They also help bring together people to exchange ideas, find solutions and forge partnerships. As a global association, it’s important to develop international ties and by expanding our existing relationship with ALAMYS, we continue to grow in across the globe.