Doubling the market share of public transport worldwide by 2025
Description/achievement of initiative

Saving around 170 million tons oil equivalent and avoiding the emission of around 550 million tons CO2 equivalent in 2025 compared to the business as usual scenario.

Reduce urban traffic fatalities by 15% as opposed to an increase of 30% in a business as usual scenario.

Daily mobility alone would provide the 30 minutes of physical exercise recommended by the World Health Organisation and reduce the risk of obesity and coronary heart disease by 50%.

The number of green jobs with public transport operators would double by 2025 (provided that labour productivity increases by 1% per year) to 14 million.

Implementation methodologies

UITP's call for action is aimed at governments, local authorities, investors and stakeholders, as well as public transport actors themselves, be they organising authorities, operators or industry suppliers.

Strong political will, intelligent urban planning, the right balance between private cars, public transport, walking and cycling, good operating conditions and a dynamic public transport sector: these are some of the essential ingredients needed to keep our cities moving.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Progress reports
Doubling the market share of public transport worldwide
Staff / Technical expertise
UITP a platform for worldwide cooperation, business development and the sharing of know-how between its 3,400 members from 92 countries. UITP is the global advocate of public transport and sustainable mobility, and the promoter of innovations in the secto

Basic information
Time-frame: - 2025
International Association of Public Transport (UITP)
Contact information
Philip Turner, Sustainable Development Manager, philip.turner@uitp.org
United Nations