UITP Conference, Barcelona June 2023

June 16, 2023

I had a fantastic time at UITP 2023 conference, after a 4 year hiatus due to COVID-19 pandemic. Held in the lovely city of Barcelona under the theme of Bright Lights of the City, it was 4 days of intense discussions surrounding the future of public transport. I learnt a huge amount and enjoyed seeing among many things, the juxtaposition between old and new with Catalan music and RTA robots, see below.

A couple of other photos I think showcase Barcelona’s bright light theme.

  1. Beach 🏝️
  2. Triangular electric bus 🚌 depot tour with all the electricity being provided by the subway underneath the depot.
  3. Opening ceremony with among other things an update on #RTA’s progress on modal share.

The finale was an event at Montjuic Castle with the sunset echoing the theme Bright Lights of the City. Roll on Hamburg 2025!

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