Bus

UITP: Integrate urban mobility into recovery plans

Posted on April 1, 2009

On the eve of the G-20 London Summit, UITP, global advocate for public transport and sustainable mobility as well as promoter of innovations in the transportation sector, is calling on finance ministers and Central Bank governors to integrate the urban mobility dimension into their recovery plans.

“Any stimulus plan that does not integrate urban mobility will fail. Heavy investments in the car sector and on road infrastructure are converging to push us into the next crisis: the climatic one,” says UITP Secretary General Hans Rat.

Public transport belongs to the sustainable and low-carbon economy industries that will support future growth. However, according to the HSBC Global Research report on more than 20 economic recovery plans, within the $430 billion invested in fiscal stimulus to key climate change industries, few have earmarked anything for public transport improvements, according to UITP.

UITP also reiterates the message conveyed by UNEP: G-20 has an essential role to assume in the implementation of a genuine Global Green New Deal and public transport is a vital contributor.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

First Transit awarded Philadelphia American Airlines shuttle ops contract

The company will transport passengers on the ramp side of the airport between all terminals serving the airline. The contract also includes preventative maintenance.

REV Bus Group partners with Schetky NW Bus Sales for spring events

Will present Champion Bus unit at Schetky booth at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference and Tradeshow (formerly ALFA) in Denver May 9 to 12.

XL Hybrids introduces cloud-based fleet analytics system

XL Link is currently measuring key performance indicators in vehicles equipped with XL3® Hybrid Electric Drive Systems for major fleets, such as the City of Boston, Yale University, AmeriPride Services and Montgomery County, Md., to name a few.

Truck plows into Las Vegas transit bus, injures 15

One truck passenger, a woman who wasn’t wearing a seat belt, is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, while the driver and the other occupants of the truck were also hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries, including broken legs. Ten bus passengers also were sent to hospitals, but their injuries were minor or nonlife-threatening.

Haldex launches Midland value line brand in North America

Midland products today include actuators, air tanks, air coils and air tubes as well as electrical coils, clutch, fittings, glad-hands and water pumps.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close