UITP and NJ TRANSIT partner to launch first regional training centre in North America

Posted: 21 March 2023 | | No comments yet

NJ TRANSIT’s partnership with UITP will establish the association’s first North American Regional Training Center, offering training through the establishment of best practices for all areas of sustainable transportation.

UITP and NJ TRANSIT partner to launch first regional training centre in North America

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NJ TRANSIT, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) have announced the formation of a partnership to establish UITP’s first North American Regional Training Center (RTC) in New Jersey. 

“New Jersey residents will reap massive benefits from this newly forged partnership,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “By hosting the first Regional Training Center on the continent, New Jersey will earn worldwide recognition as a North American transportation hub. Just as importantly, the establishment of the training centre emphasises our ongoing commitment to invest in the growth and development of our critical public transportation workforce.”

“It is a privilege for NJ TRANSIT to lead this partnership that is establishing UITP’s first-ever North American Regional Training Center,” said Kevin S. Corbett, NJ TRANSIT President and CEO, and North American Representative to the Policy Board of UITP. ”NJ TRANSIT has benefitted greatly from its membership in UITP since 2018, which has given us access to industry best practices around the globe, as well as our strong, long-standing partnership with Rutgers CAIT.”

“Throughout its long history as an association, UITP has worked to advance sustainable urban mobility by collaborating alongside our members and external partners,” said UITP Secretary General Mohamed Mezghani. “Collaboration is key – and we strive to do this across the globe to best reflect our international membership.”

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UITP currently has Regional Training Centers in Europe (France, Germany and Spain), Asia-Pacific and Eurasia (China and Turkey), South America (Chile) and South Africa.

The RTCs offer transportation training through the establishment of uniform standards and best practices for all areas of sustainable transportation. In addition, the training sessions will provide a worldwide network of data and catalogues of programmes driving innovation within rail, bus and much more.

NJ TRANSIT will lead the regional partnership by committing to sponsoring four training programmes annually, providing guest speakers for programmes when possible, and leveraging its experience as a leader in the delivery of public transportation throughout the area.

The benefits of this partnership include:

  • Across the board enhancement of transportation services for participating organisations
  • Worldwide recognition of New Jersey as a transportation hub for North America
  • Additional commerce to strengthen local economy
  • Global brand visibility for all agencies taking part in the sessions.