The UITP at AMB
| Subject: Mobility and Transport, International Relations
The AMB hosts the meeting of the Organising Authorities Committee of the International Organisation of Public Transport
On 12 and 13 April, representatives of local authorities and companies related to public transport from 12 countries, including Finland, the United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Germany and South Africa, attended the committee meeting on governance of the UITP at the AMB headquarters, whose chair is currently M. Jeremy Yap, from the Singapore Transport Authority.
Joan Maria Bigas, director of Mobility and Transport, welcomed the committee and introduced the AMB and its direct and indirect management model for the mobility and public transport service, before the different working sessions started.
The topics handled ranged from financing the service, transport management and quality, to health in public mobility, always with the objective of improving the end service for users. Along this line, the director of Sustainable Mobility Services, Carles Conill, presented the commitment for clean mobility, aimed at establishing low emission metropolitan areas, and progressively introducing 100% electric vehicles.
In addition to the working sessions, attendees could have a technical tour of TMB facilities to see its services first hand and the good practices of the metropolitan public transport company related to buses, as well as the new driverless automated metro line L9 to Parc Logístic, stopping at the Fira and Zona Universitària stations.
This meeting is framed within the semester encounters of the Organising Authorities Committee of the International Organisation of Public Transport (UITP), the most important world network of entities involved in public transport and sustainable mobility, of which AMB is a member. On 14 April, the group will attend a participative workshop with international combined mobility experts in Barcelona.