On February 14, the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) announced that the Shenzhen Bus Group, as the only member of the UITP Bus Branch in China, has been selected as the first and only regional training center for UITP in mainland China. This is UITPs fourth training center in the Asia Pacific region. The other three are Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore.
In its announcement, UITP pointed out that Shenzhen Bus Group is the world's first large-scale operator to realize full electrification of public transportation and taxis. It is the leader of global new energy transportation. As the cradle of electric bus and electric taxi industry, Shenzhen is the ideal location for the regional training center. At the meantime, Shenzhen has an excellent public transport system and a widely developed metro network.
The Shenzhen Regional Training Center will work closely with the UITP Headquarter and the Asia Pacific Regional Training Center to help people fulfill their career potential in the sector of public transport and sustainable mobility. In 2019, four international trainings are planned. The respective themes are: service excellence, on-demand bus and shared services, bus planning and execution, electric buses. Shenzhen Bus Group hopes to cooperate with its peers to provide training courses to support the effort in public transport capacity building.
International Public Transport Association (UITP) is an international organization with public transport operators as the main members of the world. It has long committed itself to the research and application of advanced technology and ideas in the development of public transport. It has promoted worldwide convenient, accessible and sustainable public transport services worldwide. The organization was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, with more than 100 member units.