First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
UITP has opened two regional training centres in Istanbul, Turkey, and Shenzhen, China, to provide its members with courses in sustainable mobility.
The international organisation for public transport says Istanbul was chosen for its bus rapid transit systems while Shenzhen was selected for its developments in electric buses and e-taxis.
The project is part of an agreement with Shenzhen Bus and Marmara Municipalities Union in Istanbul.
The Shenzhen regional training centre will offer courses in electric buses, service excellence, on-demand bus and shared services, bus planning and execution. In Istanbul, the syllabus will cover BRT planning and operations, ticketing and fare collection, tendering and contracting and RAMS (reliability, availability, maintainability & safety) for urban rail.
UITP is now welcoming cooperation with selected members who wish to partner on delivering training courses.
Last October, UITP joined forces with the International Association of Public Transport and the American Public Transportation Association to cooperate on training around electric buses and new mobility services.