From now until the International Bus Conference (Brussels, 21-23 October 2019), held in conjunction with Busworld, UITP will launch four bus papers detailing the latest developments in Bus Rapid Transit, trolleybus, global bus statistics and the impact of electric buses on urban life.
It has started with the launch of the 2019 Global Bus Survey, a worldwide statistics brief on more than 320 bus operators in 46 countries, updating on all trends and developments from the world’s bus fleet.
Almost 68% of the world’s bus fleet are standard 12-metre buses – with countries such as Argentina, Finland, Japan and Denmark running 90% of their fleets as standard buses. Diesel is the most popular fuel by far, representing 50% of all bus fleets. China leads on electric buses with 57%. Austria, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, Slovakia and Estonia are the countries which carry the most passengers per bus.
“…Now truly is the time of the bus, as these four publications will provide the sector with the latest information, trends and updates they have been waiting for,” said Arno Kerkhof, Bus Transport Unit Leader at UITP. “The bus has in many ways been resurrected, with services and policies created to bolster the sector, as numerous new developments happen across the world.
“The statistics in our Global Bus Survey will be of great interest to many, and we will further debate the conclusions at the International Bus Conference this autumn – it will be the best occasion to see what lies ahead for the global bus industry.”