UITP has announced the opening of a new office in New York City to support the growth in urban transport projects across North America.
For the first time, UITP will have a North American office (based in New York) to help support the development of public transport in the region. The present growth of North American cities is leading to major efforts to modernise existing transport systems, as well as build new integrated light rail transit, bus rapid transit and metro systems.
UITP’s liaison office will be headed by Andrew Bata, an urban transit professional with more than 30 years’ experience who was previously Chief of International Best Practice at MTA New York City Transit. Mr. Bata will be charged with sharing international expertise with UITP’s North American members, working to connect bike- and car-sharing systems with public transit and supporting the organisation of the UITP Global Public Transport Summit that will take place in Montreal in May 2017.
UITP member companies in North America include some of the region’s largest operators in metro (New York, Boston, Washington, Montreal and Toronto) and light rail systems (Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Honolulu, Edmonton and Vancouver).
“I’m delighted to be joining UITP and representing the Association in North America,” said Andrew Bata, UITP Regional Manager for North America. “As the global centre of knowledge on sustainable mobility, I am very much looking forward to helping UITP members in North America tap in to some of the international expertise at UITP as well as showcase some best practices from the region”.
As a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility, UITP is internationally recognised for its work in advancing the development of this critical policy agenda. UITP has a long history to its name, and is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes.
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