Organising Authorities Platform

Asia-Pacific Organising Authorities Platform (AP OAP)

The AP OAP was established in 2017 in the intent to facilitate the exchange of policies and knowledge between public transport authorities. The Platform collaboratively discusses and shares on key working topics to achieve the overarching goal of providing commuters a safe, reliable, efficient, environmentally friendly and satisfying public transport system. The Platform also explores the impact of new technologies, new mobility players and the latest trends on public transport policies to ensure authorities keep abreast of the evolving needs of urban mobility.  

AP OAP Members convenes twice yearly.

AP OAP Meeting in Lyon, October 2018

AP OAP Meeting in Taipei, March 2018

AP OAP Meeting in Taipei, March 2018

AP OAP Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, September 2017

AP OAP Meeting in Hong Kong, February 2017


  • To create a platform dedicated to public transport authorities of the Asia-Pacific region to discuss about urban public transport policies, operations, planning and technologies.
  • To disseminate local, national and international knowledge and best practices between authority representatives.
  • To raise awareness about current or emerging trends in public transport.
  • To explore policy tools and find solutions to commonly faced challenges by the public transport  sector with knowledge sharing and experience feedback.
  • To build knowledge on working topics collectively decided and defined.
  • To identify areas for collaboration between AP OAP Members.

Key working topics

  1. Enhancing Attractiveness of Public Transport as a Mode of Choice
  • Scope and methodology of public transport customer satisfaction survey.
  • Branding the public transport industry as a whole – enhancing public transport attractiveness to customers and workforce.
  • Customer care and engagement in the promotion of public transport.
  1. Solutions and Challenges in Rise of New Mobility
  • Impact of ride-hailing, car-sharing and bike-sharing on urban mobility and regulatory framework.
  • Mobility-as-a-Service: benefits and requirements.
  1. Use and Sharing of Data in Public Transport
  • Value of data and of sharing data.
  • Benefits and challenges of using data and sharing data.
  • Governing framework and business models to share data.

Authority Members of AP OAP

Chairman: Adjunct Professor Mr Richard Magnus, Chairman of Public Transport Council, Singapore

Participating Members (in alphabetical order)

  • Department of Transportation, Taipei City Government (DOT), Taiwan
  • Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore
  • Public Transport Council (PTC), Singapore (chairman)
  • Transport Department (TD), Hong Kong
  • Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG), Seoul
  • Shanghai Municipal Transport Commission (SMTC), Shanghai

Road Safety and Transport Authority of Bhutan took part in the AP OAP when member of UITP. Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), Malaysia participated in the AP OAP prior to its dissolution in 2018.

Past meetings

  • Hong Kong, 14-15 February 2017 hosted by Hong Kong Transport Department
  • Kuala Lumpur, 18-19 September 2017 hosted by Land Transport Commission of Malaysia
  • Taipei, 29 March 2018 hosted by Department of Transportation, Taipei City Government
  • Lyon, 8-10 October 2018 hosted by SYTRAL, Lyon Metropole and Rhône Department Public Transport Authority, France (AP OAP members were invited guests at UITP Organising Authorities Committee (OAC) 41st meeting.)
  • Seoul, 25-26 April 2019 hosted by Seoul Metropolitan Government
  • Canberra, 11 November 2019 hosted by Transport Canberra (Joint meeting between UITP Asia-Pacific and Australia-New Zealand Organising Authorities Platforms)

An AP OAP meeting planned in Shanghai, on 2-3 April 2020 (hosted by Shanghai Municipal Transport Commission) had to be cancelled due to covid-19.

Upcoming meeting

  • Singapore, October 2020 hosted by Public Transport Council