Publications

EU Structural Funds in Central & Eastern Europe: Transport & Urban Mobility Overview (2017) English

The latest Central & Eastern Europe report strives to provide a data-driven overview of the absorption and implementation of EU Structural Funds invested in the CEE region in the transport and urban mobility sectors over the two EU financial programming periods 2007-2013 and 2014-2020.

 

 

 

 

Public Transport Trends 2015 - the bigger picture in a changing world (2015) English

UITP has issued Public Transport Trends, a brand new biennal report detailing the most significant developments already having an effect on the mobility market in general and on public transport in particular.
With case studies, interviews with key industry leaders and groundbreaking data, the report illustrates just how much public transport will need to change both from the inside and in relation to external threats. Public transport must perform better, meet changing expectations and be more customer-oriented but the report illustrates how it can also contribute to jobs and growth and make cities both more competitive and more liveable.
The publication addresses public transport professionals and other mobility actors as well as politicians and decision-makers involved in city policies and urban affairs. It will be released every second year.

 

UITP Project 'SORT':  Standardised On-Road Tests Cycles - REVISED EDITION (with SORT for hybrid buses) (2014) English

The main aim of the SORT project is to design reproducible test cycles for on road tests of buses in order to measure their fuel consumption. This 2014 revised edition presents an additional protocol for hybrid buses called SORT for hybrid vehicles that cannot be externally re-charged (charge sustaining HEV). This edition thus complements both the 2004 edition (12-metre single chassis buses, mounted with diesel engines) and the 2009 edition (providing SORT formula for different single deck sizes of buses).

 

Organisation and major players of short distance public transport in the EU (2013) English

This new edition of the brochure "Organisation and major players of short-distance public transport" revises and updates the previous guidebook in line with the national adaptation processes to the new rules 4 years after the application of the PSO Regulation. It highlights the changes to the institutional organisation, the legal framework and the market structure of public transport in 15 countries. 

 

 

 

UITP Project SORT:  Standardised On-Road Tests Cycles (2013) English, Polish, German, French, Italian, Spanish

The new guidelines for SORT contain amongst others a new definition of acceleration and an improved description of measurement methodology as well as measurements to other sizes of vehicles. It contains as well a simple spreadsheet calculation tool for automatic ranking and calculation of conducted consumption measurements.

 

 

A Vision for Integrated Urban Mobility: Setting up your Transport Authority (21 Case Studies + CD-Rom) (2011) English, German, French, Italian

In line with the UITP PTx2 strategy, the present report is addressed to readers who are interested in understanding the procedures and conditions for setting up a transport authority in charge of the organisation of collective passenger transport. It was prepared by members of the Organising Authorities Committee (OAC) of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) as part of common efforts to promote the creation of integrated transport authorities for better and more sustainable mobility and quality of life in cities.

 

  UITP Report of Activities (2009-2011) English

This Report of Activities provides an overview of the main highlights of the last two and a half years, covering the period from July 2009 to December 2011. It was undoubtedly an extremely successful and busy time during which UITP had raised the profile of public transport around the world.

 

Guidelines for Tramway Modernization in CEE and CIS (2010) English

The development of tramway systems in Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) started in the late 19th century and – contrary to most other parts if the world – was heavily promoted after World War II. After the fall of the Iron Curtain, these systems suffered from a lack of interest and funding and therefore were not regularly maintained. However there is no doubt that urban transport systems, especially in large cities, cannot be properly developed to meet the needs of citizens without the appropriate participation of rail-based systems. This report provides the reader with four consolidated reports covering the main aspect of light rail maintenance strategies. Furthermore it holds a large number of case studies, which provide real-life experiences and the lessons learnt by some of the most advanced light rail systems. This report is aimed at both authorities from cities to local municipalities and operators interested and responsible for planning, financing and maintaining light rail systems as well as looking for best practise cases concerning refurbishment of rolling stock and infrastructure.

 

UITP Tender Structure for the tendering of buses and related services (2009) English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

The second release of the UITP tender structure recommendations, given in this document is the outcome of a joint analysis between operators, manufacturers and organizing authorities, carried out under the supervision of UITP. The new edition takes into account all the aspects of green tendering including the new European directive on clean and energy efficient buses (CE/2009/33). A deep review has been conducted by a UITP working group of current rules and observed practices throughout Europe. It has come to the conclusion that the diversity in the definitions and the structure of tender documents used to date are inefficient and complicate the tender process. From this basis, the UITP working group created a model for tender harmonisation, which the operators and organising authorities are free, though strongly encouraged by UITP, to use when issuing future tenders. Any move towards a better balanced relationship between all actors in the public transport supply chain (authorities, operators, manufacturers) is a step in the right direction, opening up possibilities for decreasing costs whilst maintaining quality for all the parties involved. This recommendation is intended for the purchase/ offering of buses and related services.

 

  Tram Systems in Central and Eastern Europe: Achievements and future needs (2006) English 

The development of tramway systems in Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) started in the late 19th century and – contrary to most other parts if the world – was heavily promoted after World War II. After the fall of the Iron Curtain, these systems suffered from a lack of interest and funding and therefore were not regularly maintained. However there is no doubt that urban transport systems, especially in large cities, cannot be properly developed to meet the needs of citizens without the appropriate participation of rail-based systems. This report provides the reader with four consolidated reports covering the main aspect of light rail maintenance strategies. Furthermore it holds a large number of case studies, which provide real-life experiences and the lessons learnt by some of the most advanced light rail systems. This report is aimed at both authorities from cities to local municipalities and operators interested and responsible for planning, financing and maintaining light rail systems as well as looking for best practise cases concerning refurbishment of rolling stock and infrastructure.