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2017 UITP Awards


Every two years, the UITP Awards acknowledge ambitious and innovative sustainable mobility projects contributing to UITP’s goal to double the global, public transport market share by 2025.

The 2017 UITP Awards highlight successful projects implemented around the world in the period 2015-2017 that place public transport at the heart of the urban and local mobility system.

Successful projects should be ambitious, innovative and transferable to other cities and regions.

Winners announced!

Winners were announced on 17 May during the Summit’s Closing ceremony.

  • Category ‘Public transport strategy’:  Cape Town Transport and Urban Development Authority (South Africa) for the project, ‘Cape Town Transit Oriented Development Strategic Framework’ (TODSF).
  • Category ‘Customer experience’:  City Government of Muntinlupa and the Lingkod Muntinlupa Foundation (Philippines), for the project, ‘Leading the e-Jeepney revolution in the Philippines’
  • Category ‘Operational and technical excellence’: Vasttrafik and Volvo Group (Sweden) for the project, ‘ElectriCity’
  • CategorySmart 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’.
  • Category ‘Small cities and low density areas’: Nordjyllands Trafikselskab (NT) – public transport authority of North Denmark for the project ‘Around your world’.
  • Category ‘Design’: Atkins, Network Rail and MACE (UK) for the, ‘Birmingham Gateway Project’.
  • CategoryY4PT young leadership’:  Ulrich Strötz, Software Team Lead in Door2Door, Germany
  • Special Recognitions:
    • Société du Grand Paris for the “Grand Paris Express” Project
    • Moscow City Government, Mosgortrans and Moscow Metro for the successful implementation of Moscow’s ambitious an integrated urban transport strategy.
More information Download the winning projects (UITP members only)


Public Transport Strategy

Rewarding visionary leadership and projects that have contributed to the public transport sector strategy objective of doubling market share worldwide by 2025.

Projects eligible for consideration include those implemented in the following areas:

  • Comprehensive public transport development plans successfully integrating land use and transport planning
  • Implemented projects and plans fostering a balanced mobility landscape, encouraging the modal shift in favour of public transport, soft modes and combined mobility
  • Projects encouraging lasting changes in individual mobility behaviour that support sustainable mobility (traffic calming measures, pricing, parking policy, land-use planning, etc)

Customer Experience

Rewarding ambitious and innovative projects that offer both an integrated and first-class mobility service and create a positive customer perception with its superior customer experience.

Projects eligible for consideration include those implemented in the following areas:

  • Building a culture of customer service leadership and innovative management
  • Providing services that improve passengers’ quality of life and improve the customers’ overall experience
  • Developing client-focused strategies and responding to specific needs
  • Empowering staff to deliver service excellence
  • Delivering alternative sustainable mobility options

Operational and Technological Excellence

Rewarding excellence in public transport operations and/or in the technologies deployed.

Projects eligible for consideration include those implemented in the following areas:

  • Introducing digital and green energy technologies
  • Improving service delivery processes (cost-efficiency, reliability, safety, etc.)
  • Exploiting big data for maintenance predictability
  • Deploying construction methods that minimise disturbance and disruption
  • Refurbishing existing systems and infrastructure

Smart Financing and Business Models

Rewarding ambitious and innovative approaches for developing infrastructure projects and innovative business models.

Projects eligible for consideration include those implemented in the following areas:

  • Strengthening or creating new revenue sources for either operational or capital expenses
  • Applying new/alternative financing mechanisms for capital projects
  • Adapting governance frameworks for implementing new solutions

Small Cities and Low Density Areas

Rewarding projects proposing innovative and sustainable mobility solutions in small cities and low-density areas that make regional areas more attractive and provide efficient alternative mobility solutions to cars.

Projects eligible for consideration include those implemented in the following areas:

  • Systems that are commercially viable or successful in terms of passenger number of and quality of service
  • Services that provide alternatives to cars (DRT, ride-sharing, carsharing, biking, walking, informal transport)
  • Services that focus on the social and economic aspects of transport
  • Services that use customer segmentation and are suitable for all (old/young; students/workers; fast/slow etc)
  • Systems that provide integrated mobility and interaction between city and countryside
  • Marketing and communication campaigns that promote sustainable mobility in small cities and low-density areas


Rewarding companies leading successful design management processes resulting in ambitious and innovative design products and spaces (architecture, graphics, industrial design, rolling stock, etc.) that will make public transport more attractive.

Projects eligible for consideration include those implemented in the following areas:

  • Projects that improve passenger accessibility
  • Projects that use innovative digital technologies
  • Projects that improve the customer experience and customer satisfaction


Rewarding new leaders, talented staff and innovators in the sustainable mobility sector. This special award category recognises the importance of the coming generations that will drive the future of public transport and the sustainable mobility sector as a whole. This award will be presented by UITP and the Youth for Public Transport (Y4PT) Foundation3.

Candidates for this award should be:

  • Nominated by a UITP member
  • Involved in sustainable/innovative mobility projects
  • Born after 17 May 1987
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