International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) is the International Association of Public Transport and a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility. It is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes.
We are working to enhance quality of life and economic well-being by supporting and promoting sustainable transport in urban areas worldwide.
Every day we make a difference for our members and for the wider sustainable transport community.
- Advocacy & Outreach
We engage with decision-makers, international organisations and other key stakeholders to promote and mainstream public transport and sustainable mobility solutions.
We inspire excellence and innovation by generating and sharing cutting-edge knowledge and expertise.
- Network & Business
We bring people together to exchange ideas, find solutions and forge mutually beneficial business partnerships.
We promote innovation and encourage new ways of thinking.
We provide a platform for sharing insights into the latest mobility trends and hot topics.
We look to the future by anticipating mobility needs and inspiring pioneering solutions.
We take an innovative approach to our work.
We are the global centre of knowledge and know-how on the sustainable mobility of today and tomorrow.
We build up a clear overview of the issues affecting sustainable mobility all around the world.
We gather a wealth of information, best practices and statistics related to sustainable mobility worldwide.
We are a group of dedicated professionals who our members can call on for expert support and guidance.
We work to make cities healthier, more inclusive and more sustainable.
We believe in enhancing quality of life for everyone.
We respect other people and are transparent, fair, ethical and honest in our dealings with others.
We treat everyone equally, but take their individual needs into account.
We are open, tolerant and respect diversity.
We make respect a hallmark of our relationships with our members, partners and colleagues.
We care about the needs of our members and colleagues and always respond in a professional way.
We encourage the sustainable mobility community to exchange ideas and best practice openly and freely.
We create an atmosphere where high-quality relationships are valued and nurtured.
On 17 August 1885, Europe’s 50 main tramway operators came together in Brussels to create the “Union Internationale de Tramways/Internationaler Permanenter Strassenbahn-Verein”. The association we know now as UITP (International Association of Public Transport) was thus born with 63 member companies from nine countries.
Over the years UITP has adapted its structure and broadened its focus to become more inclusive of the entire public transport sector. Deepening the dialogue between industry, transport companies and authorities, UITP allows the entire sustainable mobility sector to work together in a spirit of partnership within the association.
UITP has always been a knowledge hub, a place to collect and exchange best practices and benchmarks and now it is pooling its members’ collective strength and concentrating its energy on shaping the future and the exciting urban mobility challenges that lie ahead.
It has kept its position as the undisputed leader of the sector in setting the agenda, innovating and speaking with a united voice as the advocate for public transport and sustainable development worldwide.
Today UITP represents 1,400 member companies giving access to over 18,000 contacts from the fields of urban, local, regional and national mobility from more than 96 countries on all continents.
While UITP’s main office has always been located in Brussels, Belgium, over the last 15 years different regional divisions have been created worldwide, together with the establishment of 14 liaison and regional offices as well as two Centres for Transport Excellence.