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. Being one of the oldest public associations (established in 1885), UITP is the only Association representing the entire sector of public transport and all it' s kinds.
Over the years, UITP is adapting its structure and is expanding its interests to become more inclusive to all public transport. Deepening the dialogue between industry representatives, transport companies and authorities, allows a whole sector of mobility to work together in a spirit of partnership within the Association. UITP has always been a centre of knowledge and a place for information gathering and experience exchange, setting benchmarks in development.
Today UITP represents 1,500 member companies, providing access to more than 18,000 contacts in the sectors of urban, local, regional and national mobility from 96 countries.
Biennially UITP holds Global Public Transport Summit and Exhibition, gathering representatives from all over the world. Formerly known as the UITP World Congress and Exhibition in 2015 in Milan, the event gathered more than 2200 participants, and the exhibition, located on 30,000 m2 was visited by over 11,000 people. Global Transport Summit (May 15-17, 2017, Montreal, Canada) had over 2,500 participants from 84 countries,13,000 visitors to the exhibition of 25, 000 m2.
Taking into account the special needs of members of the section UITP has created the Eurasian Committee, transformed into the Eurasian Section of UITP on the 57th world Congress of UITP in Helsinki. Currently, the section consists of about 50 organizations.
Eurasian Section consists of:
- The Eurasian Assembly - an open meeting of all UITP members in the region
- Eurasian Executive Committee, working body for planning and conducting the section activities
The Eurasian section UITP is composed of the transport companies of Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Uzbekistan.
Among the members are the region's largest operators, suppliers of equipment and services for public transport, associations and scientific institutions: Moscow Metro, Mosgortrans, Astana-LRT, metro companies of Almaty, Baku, Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Kiev, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Samara, St. Petersburg, Kharkov, Tashkent, International Association METRO, Metrowagonmash, the Transport Association of the Moscow Metropolitan area, Institute of Transport Economy and Transport Policy of Higher School of Economics, Research Institute of Motor Transport, Yandex-Transport and others.
Chairman of the Eurasian Assembly - Yevgeny Mikhailov, Advisor to General Director of GUP "Mosgortrans"
Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Eurasian section - Victor Kozlovsky, head of GUP Moscow Metro