First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
UITP, the international organisation for public transport, has partnered with Metropolis, the world association of the Major Metropolises, to cooperate on sustainable mobility.
Metropolis is a global network of major cities and metropolitan areas which allows members to connect and mobilise on a range of issues. It comprises 140 cities and metropolitan areas including the German city of Berlin and the US state of Atlanta.
The partners will share information on urban transportation policies, planning, management and operations.
UITP and Metropolis will also work to develop outreach initiatives such as the Mobility Champions Community – a project which has been joined by more than 30 global mayors, and includes three topics: health, social inclusion/ diversity and innovation.
The community’s members will address these at the next UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm, Sweden, from 9-12 June.
UITP’s working bodies will also produce several policy papers and recommendations from now to 2021 on Mobility as a Service, health, accessibility and electric buses.