To strengthen their relationship, UITP and APTA sign MoU
APTA and UITP will work together on areas of mutual benefit and, in doing so, maximise the quality and value of their member services in a variety of ways.
The agreement was signed in Nashville, Tennessee by APTA President and Chief Executive Officer, Paul Skoutelas, and UITP Secretary General, Mohamed Mezghani.
“I am exceptionally pleased to reconfirm our commitment to collaboration between APTA and UITP,” said Paul Skoutelas, APTA President and Chief Executive Officer. “We have identified many areas for concrete exchange of best practices and know-how from electrification to addressing the evolving mobility environment. I look forward to developing shared activities which will be valuable to the U.S. and international transit community.”
The two organisations will work together, where possible, to organise joint events on topics of common interest to the benefit of their respective and common members.
The associations will also work towards the organisation of joint training programmes by identifying topics of training and other educational programmes of interest to the American public transport sector.
The first topics identified for cooperation are electric buses and new mobility services.
“I am delighted to sign this new Memorandum of Understanding between UITP and APTA,” said Mohamed Mezghani, UITP Secretary General. “The agreement will strengthen the bond between our two member-led associations, further highlighting not only APTA’s vastly important presence in American urban life, but also UITP’s global reach. I look forward to developing shared aims going forward.”