The winners of the 2015 Global Public Transport Awards were announced at the 61st UITP World Congress & Exhibition in Milan, Italy.
The UITP Awards acknowledge ambitious and innovative mobility projects that contribute towards meeting the sector goal of doubling the market share of public transport by 2025.
An international jury of public transport experts from very different countries and backgrounds evaluated the projects and narrowed the hundreds of applications from all around the world down to a shortlist of 25 finalists.
The projects, which must have been implemented in the past two years, covered strategy, customer experience, operational and technical excellence, design as well mobility demand management and financing. The Youth for Public Transport Foundation (Y4PT) also handed over its award in this occasion.
Winners of the UITP Awards 2015 were FEDERAÇAO DAS EMPRESAS DE TRANSPORTES DE PASSAGEIROS DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO – FETRANSPOR (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), for Public Transport Strategy; WIENER STADTWERKE & CO KG (Vienna, Austria), for Customer Experience; TRANSPORT FOR LONDON, BARCLAYCARD, CUBIC (London, UK), for Operational and Technical Excellence; SOLARIS BUS & COACH S.A. (Owinska, Poland), for Design; LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY (Singapore), for Mobility Demand Management; KAYSERY ULASIM (Kayseri, Turkey), for Smart Financing and Business Model; TRANSPORTES DE LISBOA/ METROPOLITANO DE LISBOA (Lisbon, Portugal), for Y4PT Youth Award.
“The 200 applications received for the UITP Awards 2015 demonstrate the innovation and commitment of the public transport sector towards the provision of high class mobility services in urban areas worldwide and to meeting the doubling objective. The UITP Awards help us identify good practices in the key areas that need to be addressed to put in place sustainable urban mobility systems,” said UITP Secretary General Alain Flausch.