UITP’s head office is located in Brussels, Belgium and the association counts 14 regional and liaison offices and two Centres for Transport Excellence across the globe. As UITP believes strongly in the importance of capacity building, a Centre for Training has also been established in the Brussels main office to organise training programmes worldwide.

The UITP governance structure is made of the following bodies as further described in the Bylaws (French - English - German - Spanish):

  • The General Assembly
  • The Divisions, the Division Assemblies and the Committees
  • The Commissions
  • The Executive Board
  • The Policy Board
  • The Secretary General and the General Secretariat

The Internal Rules are available in MyLibrary.

The General Assembly

The General Assembly is composed of all the members of UITP and meets at least once every two years. Unless otherwise stated in the Bylaws, the General Assembly exercises the full power of the international association.

The General Assembly met on Sunday, 14 May 2017 in Montréal, Canada. The full documentation can be found in MyLibrary. 

The Divisions and Division Assemblies

The UITP Divisions are the meeting point of UITP members based in a specific region (Africa, Asia Pacific-Australia-New Zealand, Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, Middle East and North Africa, North America) or working on a specific field of activity (Authorities, Industry, Bus, Light Rail, Metro, Regional Transport, Regional and Suburban Rail).

All UITP members are member of at least one Division.

Each Division Assembly meets at least once every two years.

The Committees

The UITP (Division) Committees bring together a limited number of members who actively work on key issues for the Division and prepare related actions. The Committees function as the active working entity of the divisions, setting their goals and strategies as well as developing a wide range of projects and initiatives with the support of ad-hoc working groups.

The Commissions

The UITP Commissions are centres of competence on subjects of UITP members’ general interest. UITP Commissions are jointly established by the Executive and Policy Boards and are made up of a limited number of experts from among the UITP members.

The Executive Board

UITP is managed by the Executive Board, which implements the decisions of the General Assembly. The Executive Board is competent for all decisions relating to UITP and which are not the exclusive competence of the General Assembly or the Policy Board. 

The Policy Board

The Policy Board is the supreme body of UITP with exclusive decision-making powers regarding all the position papers adopted by UITP in the area of transport policy, subject to any powers granted to the Regional Committees with respect to the position papers in the area of transport Policy with an exclusive regional nature. The Policy Board meets at least twice per year. 

The President

The President is elected by the General Assembly for a non-renewable maximum period of two years.

The current President is Pere Calvet, General Manager of Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC), Barcelona, Spain. His biography is available here.

The Secretary General

The Secretary General is responsible for the day-to-day management of UITP. He or she manages the General Secretariat as well as all entities, offices, subsidiaries and branches of UITP.

The current Secretary General is Mohamed Mezghani. His biography is available here.

The General Secretariat

The General Secretariat is made up of the Secretary General and his/her staff.

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