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logo UITPThe International Association of Public Transport (UITP, L’Union internationale des transports publics) is the organisation for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry.





 

Alain Flausch
Secretary General of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP)

Alain Flausch was selected Secretary General of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) in September 2011 by UITP Executive Board.
This choice acknowledges the long-standing engagement of Mr Flausch on the international stage.
Chairman of the sub-committee Finance & Commerce of the International Metro Committee (2001-2009), he was also member of the UITP Executive and Policy Boards (2004-2009), Executive member of the International Metro Committee (UITP- 2001/2009), member of the Transport Management Committee (UITP) and Chairman of the Design & Culture Platform.

Mr Flausch was also elected President of UITP during the Association’s 58th World Congress in Vienna in June 2009.
Mr Flausch is also the president of the Belgium Union of Regional Public Transports (UBTCUR) which gathers the three national public transport companies.
From 2000 to 2011, Mr. Flausch led the STIB through an in-depth cultural change, conducting a complete renewal both of the commercial approach and the corporate management, setting a new company culture where clients are at the very heart of the service provision. Since 1999, STIB ridership has increased by more than 100% and last June STIB received the ‘4-star Recognised for Excellence’ label awarded by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM).
From September 1973 to January 1982 Mr Flausch was an attorney at the cabinet Simont Gutt & Simont in Brussels.
From February 1982 to March 1990 He held the position of Deputy General Manager with the Chemical Belgian Group Prayon-Rupel.
From April 1990 to 1999 Alain Flausch joins IP Belgium, the first media sales house in Belgium, as Managing Director.

Mr Flausch was born in Brussels on November 1950. He still lives in the Belgium capital. He is a lawyer and holds a Master from the University of Berkeley (California). He is bilingual French-Dutch, he speaks fluently English and as a good command of Italian.

The International Association of Public Transport (UITP, L’Union internationale des transports publics) is the organisation for public transport authorities and operators, policy decision-makers, scientific institutes and the public transport supply and service industry. UITP supports a holistic approach to urban mobility and advocates for public transport development and sustainable mobility. UITP represents an international network of 3,400 members located in 92 countries and covers all modes of public transport - Metro, bus, light rail, regional and suburban railways, and waterborne transport.  It also represents collective transport in a broader sense. UITP's network counts one main and EU office in Brussels and eleven regional and liaison offices worldwide (Abidjan, Bangalore, Canberra, Dubai, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Moscow, Rome, São Paulo, and Tehran). The General Secretariat in Brussels is managed by Alain Flausch; former CEO of the STIB, the Brussels public transport company. Sir Peter Hendy CBE is the association's President.

- In 1910 Ferdinand von Zeppelin built the first passenger airplane.

- In 1955 (December 1), the famous Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in the front of a segregated bus—a turning point in the civil rights movement.

- Public transportation is a $54 billion industry that employs more than 400,000 people

- One person switching to public transit can reduce daily carbon emissions by 20 pounds, or more than 4,800 pounds in a year.