Management & Operations

APTA, CUTA, UITP Sign ‘Toronto Protocol’

Posted on June 21, 1999

Representatives of the two primary North American associations and the chief international body of public transport professionals signed a document pledging to work together to further their interests. The so-called “Toronto Protocol” acknowledged that public transport around the world has “a major role to play in providing a convenient, safe and affordable service.” The associations further committed to “share ideas and best practices in order to further improve public transport.” The protocol was unveiled at the UITP’s 53rd Congress in Toronto. The city also witnessed the first time that all three associations held major meetings at the same time and location. Combined attendance for the conferences (APTA’s was a combined Rapid Transit and Commuter Rail Conference, itself unprecedented) and the City Transport exhibition was estimated at more than 8,000 people from 75 countries. City Transport showcased the wares of more than 300 companies in 125,000 square feet of floor space. Details for implementing the protocol will be worked out at a later date. Possibilities include more joint or coordinated meetings, joint position papers on the need for public transport to shape cities in a more environmentally friendly way and greater data sharing.

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

More News

Pace mourns death of Bolton, former deputy exec. director

He passed away in the early hours of April 15, 2017, after battling pancreatic cancer. He was 69.

CATA CEO Draggoo announces plan to retire

She is currently the longest-serving transit CEO in the nation. Her career with the authority spans 43 years, 32 of them as CATA’s CEO.

FTA taps nonprofit to lead mobility-on-demand innovation project

The initiative, which will be lead by the Shared-Use Mobility Center, will focus on helping recipients of FTA’s Mobility On Demand Sandbox program funding demonstrate innovative transportation solutions in 11 cities across the U.S.

WMATA to add free Wi-Fi at 30 rail stations

If plans stay on track, nearly every Red Line station from Union Station to Medical Center will have access to free Wi-Fi and a broad section of the system’s core also should be covered by the end of the year.

METRO, BusCon now accepting Innovative Solutions Award submissions

Applications can be submitted either by the operation or the solutions provider and will be judged by our BusCon Advisory Board, with winners and shortlisted submissions recognized at BusCon’s Award Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

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