UITP enjoys fruitful collaborative agreements with some major associations in North America. Such agreements allow for a greater exchange of services between these associations and UITP in complementary spheres of activity.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
APTA is the leading force in advancing public transportation in the United States of America. APTA members are public organizations that are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne passenger services and high-speed rail. Members also include large and small companies which plan, design, construct, finance, supply and operate bus and rail services worldwide. Government agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, academic institutions and trade publications are also part of our membership.
To strengthen and improve public transportation, APTA serves and leads its diverse membership through advocacy, innovation and information sharing. APTA and its members and staff work to ensure that public transportation is available and accessible for all Americans in communities across the country.
Association du Transport Urbain du Québec (ATUQ) (Quebec Urban Transit Association)
The urban transit association is the reference point for urban transit in the province of Québec. ATUQ represents the nine public transport agencies of Québec, namely Montreal, Québec City, Lévis, Laval, Longueuil, Gatineau, Trois-Rivières, Saguenay and Sherbrooke. ATUQ promotes public transport and the interests of its members vis-à-vis the public, industry partners as well as governmental agencies. It is also an exchange forum between its members.
In keeping with its global vision, ATUQ and its member organisations strive to be recognized as essential participants in sustainable development, advocating a dedicated, indexed and recurrent funding of public transport organisations.
The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA)
The Canadian Urban Transit Association represents the public transit community in Canada and engages in a multitude of activities in support of its mission and goals. Thse include conferences, training, public affairs, awards, exhibitions, technical services, research, statistics and government relations.
CUTA has also developed an extensive network of partnerships with other associations and stakeholders across Canada and around the world. It is a leader and active partner in national and international education and outreach initiatives, designed to strengthen the industry and build support for public transit.
Transportation Research Board
The mission of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) is to promote innovation and progress in transportation through research. In an objective and interdisciplinary setting, TRB facilitates the sharing of information on transportation practice and policy by researchers and practitioners; stimulates research and offers research management services that promote technical excellence, provides expert advice on transportation policy and programs; and disseminates research results broadly and encourages their implementation.
TRB is one of six major divisions of the National Research Council – a private, nonprofit institution that is the principal operating agency of the National Academies in providing services to the government, the public and the scientific and engineering communities.
Representatives of APTA, ATUQ and CUTA signing renewed agreements with UITP