UITP Awards recognise ambitious and innovative mobility projects

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CANADA Innovative ideas from across the globe that contribute to advancing public transport were rewarded at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Montréal last month.

Winners:

Public transport strategy Cape Town Transport and Urban Development Authority (South Africa) for the project, ‘Cape Town Transit Oriented Development Strategic Framework’ (TODSF). The TODSF represents a paradigm shift in the city’s approach to integrated land and public transport development and growth management, said the judges.

Customer experience

City Government of Muntinlupa and the Lingkod Muntinlupa Foundation (Philippines), for the project, ‘Leading the e-Jeepney revolution in the Philippines’ – the e–Jeepney creatively re-defines the customer experience of a flexible public transport service that is a core feature of mobility in the Philippines.

Operational and technical excellence

Vasttrafik and Volvo Group (Sweden) for the project, ‘ElectriCity’ – multi-stakeholder electric bus demonstration project implemented in Gothenburg (Sweden) on public transport line 55, connecting two university campuses. This project successfully integrates all elements of modern bus-based mobility solutions and points to the future of bus services worldwide. Its innovative technology is deployed in real operation conditions and it is perfectly integrated in the public transport system.

Smart financing and business models

Addax Assesoria Economica e Financeira LTDA, Empresa Metropolitana de Transportes Urbanos de São Paolo S.A. (Brazil) for the project, ‘Public Private Partnership – Baixanda Santista – Bus and LRT integrate system’. Simultaneous award of a whole metropolitan region of public service transport to one single private partner concession company including both LRT and bus modes.

Small cities and low density areas

Nordjyllands Trafikselskab (NT) – public transport authority of North Denmark for the project ‘Around your world’. This project offers an excellent, complete and integrated mobility solution for residents in low density regional settings, including: hourly services all day, an on demand responsive service and a travel planner.

Design

Atkins, Network Rail and MACE (UK) for the, ‘Birmingham Gateway Project’. The ‘Birmingham Gateway Project’ is the £750m landmark transformation of Birmingham New Street Station.