The winners of the UITP Awards 2015 have been announced at the 61st World Congress & Exhibition in Milan, Italy.

The UITP awards acknowledge ambitious and innovative mobility projects that contribute to the sector goal of doubling the market share of public transport by 2025. An international jury of public transport experts evaluated the projects and narrowed it down to a shortlist of finalists. The winners were announced during the Networking Dinner on 10 June. The projects, which must have been implemented in the past two years, covered strategy, customer experience, operational and technical excellence, design, as well as demand management and financing.

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Winners of the UITP Awards 2015, grouped by category:

Public Transport Strategy: FEDERACAO DAS EMPRESAS DE TRANSPORTES DE PASSAGEIROS DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), for the project “Reshaping mobility demand in Rio with a BRT network”

Customer Experience: WIENER STADTWERKER & CO. KG (Wien, Austria), for the project “SMILE – Smart Mobility Info & Ticketing System Leading the Way for Effective E-Mobility Services”

Operational and Technical Excellence: TRANSPORT FOR LONDON, BARCLAYCARD, CUBIC (London, UK), for the project “Acceptance of contactless payment cards for Pay as you go travel on London’s public transport network”

Design: SOLARIS BUS & COACH S.A. (Owinska, Poland), for the project “The new Solaris Urbino”

Mobility Demand Management: LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY (Singapore), for the project “Travel Smart Programme”

Smart Financing and Business Model: KAYSERY ULASIM (Kayseri, Turkey), for the project “Innovative Financing of Public Transport”

For more information, please visit: uitpmilan2015.org/content/uitp-awards-2015

Transportes de Lisboa selected as the winner of the 3rd Y4PT International Youth Awards

In the framework of the 10th Anniversary of Y4PT, the Y4PT Foundation is giving out Y4PT Youth Awards. The first time the awards were handed out was in Helsinki in 2007, followed by Vienna 2009. They reward the best youth-related projects/initiatives in the transport-related mobility sector worldwide, initiated and supported by public transport and/or youth actors.

Every two years, Y4PT settles a core topic based on current critical challenges facing the transport-related mobility sector and the youth.This time the 3rd Y4PT International Youth Awards Milan 2015 was organised in conjunction with UITP. It honoured youth-related public transport projects contributing to a healthier society, in line with the Y4PT World Healthy Mobility Campaign.

Projects submitted for this edition had to deal with the health dimension in public transport; they had to be developed, carried out, inspired by or addressed to young people, and should have been implemented during the last two years. They should also have been convergent with the ambition of doubling public transport market share worldwide by 2025 (PTx2).

After diligent screening, Transportes de Lisboa/ Metropolitano de Lisboa with the project “Public Transport campaign in University Campuses” was selected as the winner of the 3rd Y4PT International Youth Awards Milan 2015.

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