UITP Awards finalists announced: rewarding the best in public transport

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It’s official! The list of finalists of the most inspiring mobility projects for the 2015 Global Public Transport Awards has been announced.

The awards, which acknowledge ambitious and innovative mobility projects that get us closer to the goal of doubling the market share of public transport by 2025, will be announced during the Networking Dinner at the 61st UITP World Congress and Exhibition on 10 June 2015 in Milan.

An international jury of public transport experts evaluated the projects from a variety of different companies and organisations, including national, regional and local governments and authorities, industry, researchers and investors, among others.

From the hundreds of applications received, the competition finally boiled down to a shortlist of 25 proposals implemented in the last two years and falling under six different categories; Customer Experience, Operational and Technical Excellence, Smart Financing and Business Model, Mobility Demand Management, Design and Public Transport Strategy.

Ahead of the main Awards Ceremony, a Recognition Ceremony on 8 June will draw attention to projects in the different regions of the world that, though not included in the limited list of UITP Awards 2015 Finalists, represent remarkable achievements public transport companies have made in the last two years.

The list of UITP Awards 2015 Finalists is as follows:

Public Transport Strategy:

  • AHMEDABAD MUNICIPAL CORPORATION (Ahmedabad, India), for the project “Janmarg – Accessible Ahmedabad”
  • BUDAPESTI KÖZLEKEDESI KÖZPONT ZRT (Budapest, Hungary), for the project “The Balázs Mór Plan (BMT)”
  • FEDERACAO DAS EMPRESAS DE TRANSPORTES DE PASSAGEIROS DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), for the project “Reshaping mobility demand in Rio with a BRT network”
  • LAGOS METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSPORT AUTHORITY (Lagos, Nigeria), for the project “Mile 12 – Ikorodu BRT Extension”
  • MADINAH DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (Madina, Saudi Arabia), for the project “Madina Public Transportation Program, MPTP”
  • TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (London, UK), for the project “World’s first transport health action plan”

Customer Experience:

  • ARRIVA BUS (UK), for the project “Making your every day journey sparkle”
  • SMRT CORPORATION LTD (Singapore), for the project “Service Excellence Program to enhance customer experience”
  • TAIPEI RAPID TRANSIT CORPORATION (Taipei, Taiwan), for the project “Alert system for Station Guide Services- Let me be your eyes”
  • WIENER LINIEN GMBH & CO KG (Wien, Austria), for the project “SMILE – Smart Mobility Info & Ticketing System Leading the Way for Effective E-Mobility Services”

Operational and Technical Excellence:

  • FERROCARRILS DE LA GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA (Catalonia, Spain), for the project “Fair fares for all: Artificial Intelligence and mobile technologies on the aid of ticket inspectors”
  • KOREA RAILROAD RESEARCH INSTITUTE (Seoul, South Korea), for the project “Trips and Dr. Metro”
  • MTR CORPORATION LIMITED (Hong Kong, China), for the project “Application of RFID Technology for Improving MTR Light Rail Operation Safety and Effectiveness”
  • TRANSPORT FOR LONDON (London, UK), for the project “Acceptance of contactless payment cards for Pay as you go travel on London’s public transport network”


  • MTA NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT (New York, U.S.A.), for the project “Sky Reflector-Net at Fulton Centre”
  • ROADS AND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY (Dubai, U.A.E), for the project “Dubai Tram”
  • SOLARIS BUS & COACH S.A. (Owinska, Poland), for the project “The new Solaris Urbino”
  • TRANSDEV GROUP (Echirolles, France), for the project “Mobility Cluster- Carrefour de Mobilité”

Mobility Demand Management:

  • COMUNE DI MILANO (Milan, Italy), for the project “Milan and its innovative car sharing scheme”
  • LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY (Singapore), for the project “Travel Smart Programme”
  • METRO LISBON (Lisbon, Portugal), for the project “Public transport campaign in University Campuses”

Smart Financing and Business Model:

  • DELHI INTEGRATED MULTI MODAL TRANSIT SYSTEM LTD. (Delhi, India), for the project “Reform of Bus Transport System – PT x 2 Strategy”
  • KAYSERY ULASIM (Kayseri, Turkey), for the project “Innovative Financing of Public Transport”
  • KEOLIS (Gold Coast, Australia), for the project “New tram brings new life to Australia s Gold Coast”
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORT COUNCIL (Singapore), for the project “Fare Review Mechanism”

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