At the ‘New Trends in Mobility’ conference held by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) on the 28th and 29th of April, 2016, 150 international experts gathered to discuss the future of mobility in today’s sustainability mandated urban areas. Representing a passionate group of stakeholders in public and other sustainable modes of transport, the UITP conferences attendees offer a representative snapshot of the industry’s mood and its expectations for the future development of sustainable mobility.

These issues become increasingly central as European cities explore multi-modal solutions to urban mobility with the rising tide of investments and efforts being directed towards establishing Mobility as a Service systems. Representing a global perspective on the evolution of transportation patterns, with members from 92 countries across the globe, the attendees of the ‘New Trends in Mobility’ conference, held at The Hague, concluded that public forms of transportation would continue to hold sway amongst the influx of new mobility trends and solutions. This consensus provides sound support for the continued development of mass-transit systems alongside the evolution of new models. Noting that increasing innovation and entrepreneurial drive will be crucial in ensuring that they remain comprehensive, accessible, and a vital backbone in the transportation infrastructure of all modern urban cities.

The attendees also cited the crucial role which mass-transit systems play in new forms of multi-modality and underscored the need to keep these traditional networks in mind in the development of new solutions. Additionally noting the ways in which new forms of multi-modality can further increase ease of access and fluidity of transition between public transportation and other forms of transit.

Read more about the conference’s conclusions as the UITP’s website 

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