Improving Access to Public Transport
Lack of co-ordination between local authorities and public
transport operators has been in many cities one of the key barriers
to improving accessibility in public transport. For this reason, the
European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) and the
International Association of Public Transport (UITP) created a joint
task force in 2002 to explore ways to improve the dialogue and
cooperation among public transport service providers and local
authorities in particular.
This report, the fruit of that joint effort, demonstrates in a
practical way the commitment of UITP to encouraging improved
accessibility among its members. This commitment is set out in
UITP’s recent position paper on accessibility adopted in 2001.