Moscow Awarded UITP 2017 Transport Prize

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Moscow has become a laureate for the transport prize organised by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), in the nomination of "Strategy for the development of public transport" for the Moscow Central Circle (MCC) project, reads a statement published on the association’s official website.

Along with MCC, the jury also recognized three other projects: a subway in the Indian city of Chennai, a public transportation and construction of new communications programme in the South African Cape town (Transit Oriented Development Strategic Framework), and a bicycle rental system MVG Rad in Munich, Germany.

UITP is the largest transport association in the world, which comprises about 3,000 transport operators, manufacturers and research organisations from 90 countries.

In addtion to this prestigious award, Moscow has received a special award for a set of other projects.

"Moscow proved that it has completely changed the approach of urban transport development. We have seen tremendous achievements: the creation of modern parking spaces, the launch of the MCC passenger railway infrastructure, as well as the overall strategy of Moscow transport development," said UITP Secretary General Alan Flausch.