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UITP and Moscow Transport join forces for new MegaTransitData project

25/02/2021
  • Data
  • Sustainability

MegaTransitData will gather data on topics such as public transport ridership, services provided and the impact of COVID-19 on the sector

UITP is happy to announce it has joined into a partnership with Moscow Transport to launch MegaTransitData, a new project aiming to collect and display data on sustainable mobility from cities all around the world.

Kicking off this month, MegaTransitData seeks to gather data on topics such as public transport ridership, services provided, the impact of COVID-19 on the sector, among many others.

MegaTransitData is developed around various indicators, to help quantify and qualify the sustainability of transport and mobility in urban areas worldwide. Data is collected in close collaboration with the participating cities and their operators and authorities. From specific and target surveys to large and global ones, complemented by intensive desk research, UITP can draw on extensive experience in data collection.

The launch of MegaTransitData is a significant event for the global transport industry, including Moscow Transport as one of the first participants in the project. For high-quality and comprehensive development, it is always important to take into account international experience. The launch of MegaTransitData will allow transport companies to compare their development indicators with the data of foreign partners. In addition, it will become an important platform for cooperation between transport operators from different countries and cities. The project will be implemented in two stages. However, we expect to see the first visible results already in the pilot year. Despite the fact that initially the scale of the project will be limited, in the future, it is possible to expand the number of participants, increase the number of comparable indicators, etc. I am sure that the project will be useful for all members of UITP.
Roman Latypov
First Deputy CEO for Strategic Development and Client Work, Moscow Metro

A website visualising the data will shortly be launched

The data gathered will be presented on a website (soon to be launched!), visualising the information in an easy and accessible way. By launching this website, UITP and Moscow Transport want to create a platform serving as a central point of information and insight into sustainable mobility around the globe.

This data will enable and encourage the exchange of good practices, helping to shape a more sustainable mobility system in the wake of the Covid-19 disruption.

We are very proud as UITP to partner up with Moscow Transport for the new MegaTransitData project and to be confided by one of our members on such an important initiative. Drawing on UITP’s years’ long experience in data collection, we know how gathering and sharing data is essential to provide insights into best practices on public transport all around the world. With the support of Moscow Transport, MegaTransitData can become a vital platform to further encourage sustainable mobility worldwide.
Umberto Guida
Senior Director Knowledge & Innovation, UITP

Join us for the Launch Event on 3 March!

On 3 March, UITP and Moscow Transport will be hosting the MegaTransitData Launch Webinar, which will set out the project’s scope and objectives. The event speakers will also focus on the role of the COVID-19 pandemic as a catalyst for data-driven sustainable mobility innovations.

Alongside UITP and Moscow Transport speakers include Metro de Madrid and Transport for London (TfL). For more information on the event, and to register, check out the link!

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  • UITP Staff

    Mircea Florin STERIU

    Statistics Manager - Knowledge & Innovation
    Knowledge & Innovation
    mircea.steriu@uitp.org
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