UITP: ‘ Grow with Public Transport ’ campaign takes on global dimension (Video)

UITP: ‘ Grow with Public Transport ’ campaign takes on global dimension :The ‘Grow with Public Transport’ campaign has taken on a global dimension as cities around the world have come together to call for more and better public transport to make cities better places to work and live.

The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) is encouraging its members in 92 countries to join the ‘All Together for Public Transport Growth’ movement. To coincide with European Mobility Week (16-22 September), cities across the globe will display the rallying slogan ‘Grow’ on and in public transport vehicles, stations, stops, websites and social media.

“The fact that so many cities have already agreed to join this movement is really encouraging,” explained UITP Secretary General, Alain Flausch. “With this campaign we want to send out a strong message to political decision makers and citizens alike that public transport plays a key role in achieving sustainable growth, social cohesion and environmental protection”.

Participating cities/regions so far: Abu Dhabi (DOT), Alba Iulia (STP), Bangkok (BMCL), Barcelona (TMB), Belgrade (City of Belgrade), Bochum (Bogestra), Brussels (STIB), Budapest (BKK), Cagliari (CTM), Casablanca (Casablanca Transport SA), Catalonia (FGC), Chennai (CMRL), Cork (Bus Eireann), Doha (Mowasalat), Dresden (Verkehrsbetriebe AG), Dubai (RTA), Dublin (Bus Eireann), Edmonton (ETS), Flanders (De Lijn), Galway (Bus Eireann), Gauteng (Gautrain), Gdynia (ZKM), Hanover (ÜSTRA), Izmir (ESHOT), Lazio (Cotral), Limerick (Bus Eireann), Linz (Linz Linien GmbH), Lisbon (Carris/Metro), London (TfL), Mashhad (Musroc), Milan (ATM), Montreal (STM, AMT), New Delhi (DIMTS), Paris (RATP Group), Rome (ATAC), Samsun (Samulas Light Rail System), Shenzhen (Metro Group), Sibiu (Tursib), Sligo (Bus Eireann), Thessaloniki (Public Transport Authority), Vienna (Wiener Linien), Wallonia (TEC), Warsaw (MZA, Warsaw Metro), Waterford (Bus Eireann), West Midlands (CENTRO).

More details about participating cities will be revealed in the coming weeks and a press conference will be held in Brussels on September 18 to announce the final results. For more information please visit: http://growpublictransport.org/

Grow with Public Transport

In 2012 UITP launched the ‘Grow with Public Transport’ campaign to support the sector ambition of doubling the market share of public transport worldwide by 2025. The campaign targets policy markers around the world to raise awareness of the urgent need for more and better public transport. It also offers guidance for decision makers, public transport authorities and transport companies on how to improve public transport and tools to help them implement sustainable mobility solutions. Now UITP is inviting its members to adopt the campaign messages on their public transport networks. www.growpublictransport.org

Note to Editors

The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) is the international network for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. It is a platform for worldwide cooperation, business development and the sharing of know-how between its 3,400 members from 92 countries. UITP is the global advocate of public transport and sustainable mobility, and the promoter of innovations in the sector. Visit our website www.uitp.org

Contact:

Andrew Canning | Press & Media Manager | +32 2 663 66 39 | andrew.canning@uitp.org | Twitter: @UITPpressoffice

Sylvie Cappaert-Blondelle | Director Communications & Publications | +32 2 661 31 91 | sylvie.cappaert@uitp.org

Grow with Public Transport

 

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