UITP - International Association of Public Transport

UITP World Congress Ready to Begin

The 60th UITP World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition will take place from May 26-30 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Inaugurated by Federal Councillor, Doris Leuthard, the congress and exhibition will allow visitors from around the world to discover the host country’s exceptional public transport network.

On the occasion of the Swiss Day on May 28, congress and exhibition delegates will be able to attend numerous events and forums centred on the Swiss public transport model. Technical visits on May 30 and 31 will allow for an in-depth examination of particularly successful examples.

Via its regular services and completely integrated ticketing and mobility, every effort is made in Switzerland to encourage the use of public transport. One ticket is all it takes to cross the entire country aboard different modes of transport: modern trains, urban transit, historic boats or postal buses through the Alpine valleys.

Innovation, the pursuit of excellence and the ability to compromise — aspects which have served Switzerland well in other areas — will prove to be essential for the development of Swiss public transport in the years to come. Its strong economy is leading to a sustained economic growth, in turn creating increasing demand for mobility. Indeed, the financing of mobility infrastructure is at the heart of the political debate in Switzerland.

There will also be an in-depth exploration of the Swiss public transport network, its planning and financing, presented by the heads of Swiss Public Transport Association (UTP) and the Federal Transport Office (OFT), as well as several Swiss innovations in infrastructure, rolling stock, ticketing and more.

These themes and more will be discussed and explored during the Swiss day on May 28.