Yet not everyone has a say in how it is run, and for whose benefit. Too often public transport planning does not include the views of the real experts – workers and passengers.
The ITF’s Our Public Transport campaign aims to redress this. It is actively campaigning for public transport based on public ownership, public investment, secure jobs and union rights for workers in public and private employers.
How are we doing this? See our campaigns, stories, resources and videos on this page.
Get in touch with the ITF Our Public Transport team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public transport workers and their unions are facing many issues around the world, and organising and bargaining to win.
Find out more with the resources on the right hand side - see how you can take action.
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What we do
Giving workers and unions a voice in public transport.
Good quality public transport is essential in a world with rapidly growing urban centres and climate change. However, too often public transport planning does not include the views of the real experts – workers and passengers.
The ITF is working to change this by building strong unions and developing an alternative model of public transport based on public ownership, public investment, secure jobs and rights for public transport workers.
The ITF does this through strategic campaigning in cities and regions, building alliances and engaging with international and regional public transport decision-makers.
We believe that the way to get the best possible public transport system is to work together. We represent public transport workers and we have built alliances with passengers, providers, funders and policy makers.
We also have teams of researchers and campaigners supporting our projects on the ground.
We are governed by the ITF executive board and given our mandate by the board and congress.