French: Union Internationale des Transports Publics
|Motto||Advancing Public Transport|
|Formation||17 August 1885|
|Founder||King Leopold II|
|Legal status||Nonprofit Organization|
|Purpose||Advocating Sustainable Transport|
Rue Sainte-Marie 6, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, BRU, 1080, Belgium, Europe
|English, French, German, Spanish|
|Pere Calvet Tordera|
|Subsidiaries||Youth For Public Transport (Y4PT) Foundation (created on|
25 November 2005 by Policy Board)
The International Association of Public Transport (UITP, from the French: L'Union internationale des transports publics) is a non-profit advocacy organization for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. The association was founded on August 17, 1885 by King Leopold II in Brussels, Belgium to support the Belgian tram and steel industries. UITP supports a holistic approach to urban mobility and advocates for public transport development and sustainable mobility.
UITP represents an international network of 1,600 member companies located in 96 countries and covers all modes of public transport - metro,light rail,regional and suburban railways, bus, and waterborne transport. It also represents collective transport in a broader sense.
UITP's network counts one main and EU office in Brussels and fifteen regional and liaison offices worldwide (Abidjan, Astana, Bangalore, Casablanca, Dubai, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Moscow, New York, Rome, São Paulo, Shenzhen, Singapore and Tehran).
Since May 2017, Pere Calvet Tordera has presided over UITP as its president alongside his role as General Manager of Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya. He has been actively involved in UITP since May 1997. Over these 20 years, he has played several roles within the organisation, mostly within the Metro Assembly. From 2013 to 2017, Mr Calvet was Vice-President of UITP and Chairman of the Metropolitan Railways Assembly.
He has been re-elected as UITP President at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2019 in June 2019.
The General Secretariat in Brussels is managed by Mohamed Mezghani, who has been working for more than 25 years in public transport and urban mobility related fields. He has been the Deputy Secretary General of the Association since January 2014 until his election in 2017.