Information published on 1 July 2009 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 147.

UITP: Tony Depledge new President of UITP EU-Committee

The EU-Committee of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) has elected Tony Depledge as its new President. Mr Depledge succeeds Guido del Mese, general Manager of ASSTRA, who chaired the Committee for four years.

Mr Depledge has been Director of Transport Policy in Arriva plc since 2001 and has a career in the transport industry which spans nearly 40 years.

The UITP EU Committee was established in 1965. The objective of the EU Committee and its secretariat, EuroTeam, is to represent the common interests of public transport undertakings to the EU institutions. It monitors legislation and provides members with information regarding EU policy developments, prepares EU Committee positions papers, and assists and advises members concerning all aspects of European policies related to the public transport sector.