International Association of Public Transport

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Named after French: Union Internationale des Transports Publics
Type Non-profit international association
Headquarters Brussels
  • Belgium
1400 member companies
Official languages
English, French, German, Spanish
Secretary General
Alain Flausch
Masaki Ogata
Slogan Advancing Public Transport

The International Association of Public Transport (UITP, from the French: L’Union internationale des transports publics) is the organisation for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. UITP supports a holistic approach to urban mobility and advocates for public transport development and sustainable mobility.


UITP represents an international network of 1,400 member companies located in 96 countries and covers all modes of public transport – metro,[1] light rail,[2][3] regional and suburban railways, bus,[4] and waterborne transport.[5] It also represents collective transport in a broader sense.

UITP's network counts one main and EU office in Brussels and twelve regional and liaison offices worldwide (Abidjan, Bangalore, Canberra, Casablanca, Dubai, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Moscow, Rome, São Paulo, and Tehran). The General Secretariat in Brussels is managed by Alain Flausch, former CEO of the STIB the Brussels public transport company; Masaki Ogata is the association's President.


  • UITP gathers and analyses facts and figures to provide quantitative and qualitative information on key aspects of public transport and urban mobility.
  • UITP manages an on-line information centre MOBI+, which gives access to the full texts of UITP’s studies and conference papers, as well as references to books, articles and websites. A picture library and statistics on public transport operators are also available.
  • UITP publishes a quarterly magazine: Public Transport International (PTI)
  • UITP carries out studies, projects and surveys; the results are regularly made available in high-quality brochures and reports.
  • UITP regularly leads projects for international institutions, such as the European Commission. Under the framework of these projects UITP launches and manages thematic networks of mobility experts on public transport policy and organisation.
  • UITP issues official positions on global mobility issues, representing the views of the sector.
  • UITP actively engages a number of international bodies - such as the United Nations (UNEP, UNDESA, UNFCCC, UNHABITAT), the World Bank and European institutions.
  • UITP organises training courses, workshops and seminars for public transport experts
  • UITP collaborates in the Transports Public show, in Paris.
  • UITP organises a biennial event, the UITP Global Public Transport Summit. The next edition will take place in Montreal, Canada from 15 to 17 May 2017.

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  1. ^ "Metro, light rail and tram systems in Europe" (pdf). The European Rail Research Advisory Council and UITP (L’Union internationale des transports publics). 2009. p. 4. Retrieved 2014-10-04. 
  2. ^ "Metro, light rail and tram systems in Europe" (pdf). The European Rail Research Advisory Council and UITP (L’Union internationale des transports publics). 2009. p. 18. Retrieved 2014-10-04. 
  3. ^ "Light Rail for Liveable Cities" (pdf). UITP (L’Union internationale des transports publics). June 2001. Retrieved 2014-10-04. 
  4. ^ "A bright future in store for the bus". UITP (L’Union internationale des transports publics). 9 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-04. 
  5. ^ "Waterborne transport, a unique contribution to enhancing mobility for cities on water" (pdf). UITP (L’Union internationale des transports publics). May 2012. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 2014-10-04. 

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