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Towards a doubling of public transport market shares: Finalists of the first International PTx2 Awards announced


03 Mar 2011


Health & Consumers

The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) has announced the finalists of the first International PTx2 Awards. The finalists have been selected from amongst the 155 applicants from 43 countries from all continents that have taken up the challenge of doubling the public transport market share worldwide by 2025. The Awards Ceremony will take place during the 59th UITP World Congress & Exhibition, hosted by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) from 10 to 14 April 2011 in Dubai.


The PTx2 Awards have been launched by UITP to share initiatives that support the ambitious objective of doubling the public transport market share worldwide by 2025 – the PTx2 strategy - and reward excellence.


“The tremendous response - 155 submissions received from 43 countries from all continents - shows the breadth and depth of projects springing to life in cities around the world. Together they form an inspiring and exciting patchwork illustrating the movement that is already taking place in our urban centres. The PTx2 challenge is being taken up by every type of mobility stakeholder, be they authorities, operators or the supply industry,” said UITP Secretary General Hans Rat.


From India to Brazil and Ecuador to Central and Eastern Europe, broad-reaching master plans, projects and awareness-raising programmes will be recognised and rewarded during the workshops covering each region of the world at the Congress, culminating in the handing over of the First International UITP PTx2 Awards at the Closing Ceremony on 14 April.




Daring Ambition Award

§         Abu Dhabi Department of Transport – UAE

§         Istanbul Electric, Tram and Tunnel General Directorate – Turkey

§         Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority – Nigeria

§         Land Transport Authority – Singapore

§         Shanghai Municipal Transport and Port Authority – China


Finance Innovation Award

§         Compañía Uruguaya de Transportes Colectivos S.A. – Uruguay

§         Infraestructures Ferroviàries de Catalunya – Spain

§         MTR Corporation Limited China – China

§         Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad – Malaysia

§         TransLink Transit Authority – Australia


Knowledge & Research Award

§         Centre of Excellence in Urban Transport, CEPT University – India

§         Institute of Transport Studies, Monash University – Australia

§         Land Transport Authority – Singapore

§         The Swedish Public Transport Association (Svensk Kollektivtrafik) – Sweden

§         University of Washington – USA


Political Commitment Award

§         Generalitat de Catalunya – Spain

§         Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation – India

§         Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority – Nigeria

§         Sofia Municipality – Bulgaria

§         Transport for London – UK


Public Transport Advocacy Award

§         Associació per a la Promoció del Transport Públic – Spain

§         Canadian Urban Transit Association – Canada

§         Center for Sustainable Transport – Mexico

§         Federação das Empresas de Transporte de Passageiros do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

§         The Swedish Public Transport Association (Svensk Kollektivtrafik) – Sweden


Service Improvement Award

§         Anbessa City Bus Service Enterprise – Ethiopia

§         Azienda Trasporti Bergamo – Italy

§         Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, ESHOT General Directorate – Turkey

§         Public Transport Authority of North Denmark – Denmark

§         Wiener Linien – Austria


Technology & Innovation Award

§         Bombardier Transportation – Germany

§         Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid – Spain

§         Foothill Transit, Veolia Transportation – USA

§         Minnesota Valley Transit Authority – USA

§         Vix-ERG – France




Notes to Editors

UITP (International Association of Public Transport) is the international network for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. It is a platform for worldwide cooperation, business development and the sharing of know-how between its 3,400 members from 92 countries. UITP is the global advocate for public transport and sustainable mobility, and the promoter of innovations in the sector. For more information, please visit For more information about the 59th UITP World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition, please visit

For more information about the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA), please visit


UITP Press contact: Sarah D'Angelo | Press Junior Manager

Direct phone: +32 (0)2 6636639 | Fax: +32 (0)2 6601072 |


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