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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. ITF’s urban transport steering committee is accountable to the road and rail sections.

The chair and vice-chairs of the urban transport steering committee are elected at the urban transport committee meeting held in conjunction with the ITF congress.

Section officers

Vivian Acosta

Women’s Representative for Urban Transport, SNTT, Colombia

John Mark Mwanika

Chair, ATGWU, Uganda

Wol-San Liem

Vice Chair (Road), KPTU, South Korea

CA Rajasridhar

Vice Chair (Rail), AIRF, India

Jas Giri

Youth Representative for Urban Transport, RMTU, New Zealand

Dirk Schlömer

Chair of the ETF urban public transport committee

Committee members

Len Poirier

UNIFOR, Canada

Andreas Schackert

Ver.di, Germany

Dan Mihadi

TAWU, Kenya

Nelson Montfort

CGT, France

Shiva Gopal Mishra

AIRF, India

Francisco Mora

SNTT, Colombia

Pinyo Rueanpetch

SRUT, Thailand

Gora Khouma

URS, Senegal

Robert Morton


John Samuelsen


Toshihiko Sumino


Astrid Konig

Kommunal, Sweden

José Antonio Naranjo Burcio

CCOO, Spain

Antoaneta Stoimenova

FTTUB, Bulgaria

Khadija Maagli

UMT, Morocco

John Lyons

ATU, United States

Shayne Kummerfeld

RTBU, Australia

Manuel Cortes


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3 years 8 months ago

What amazing trade union leaders we have in urban transport!