Organising Authorities Platform

Asia-Pacific Organising Authorities Platform (AP OAP)

The AP OAP was established in 2017 in the intent to faciltate the exchange of policies and knowledge between public transport authorities. The Platform follows a work plan collectively decided and based on key working topics aiming to enable authorities to provide transport systems which are safe, reliable, efficient, environmentally friendly and satisfying to both users and operators. The Platform also explores new technologies impacting the public transport sector and discusses opportunities and solutions to cope with the growth in demand for transport facilities and services. 

Today joined by 8 Asia-Pacific authority members, AP OAP convenes twice yearly.


  • To create a platform for organising authorities in Asia-Pacific Region to exchange knowledge relating to urban public transport policies, operations, planning and technologies.
  • To disseminate local, national and international knowledge and best practices between authority representatives.
  • To make members aware of current or emerging transport system which could enhance safety, reliability, efficiency, environmentally friendly to improve sustainable mobility.
  • To share the experience of development and enforcement of transport policies in promoting public transport.
  • To share the experience on improving physical accessibility for all types of commuters, providing affordable public transport and promoting environmental sustainability in all our transport solutions.
  • To explore new technologies to keep traffic moving smoothly and to manage road use by optimising road networks and enhancing public transport movements.
  • To identify areas of potential collaboration between representatives of AP OAP.

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, bike-Sharing
  • Mobility-as-a-Service
  1. Use and sharing of data in public transport: practices and governance models
  • Challenges and strategies for data sharing policies

Authority Members of AP OAP


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
  • Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), Malaysia
  • Public Transport Council (PTC), Singapore (chairman)
  • Road Safety and Transport Authority, Bhutan
  • Transport Department (TD), Hong Kong
  • Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG), Seoul
  • Shanghai Municipal Transport Commission (SMTC), Shanghai


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.)