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NJ TRANSIT Honored to Host Opening Module of the International Association of Public Transport’s (UITP) Three-Part Global Diploma Course; UITP Also Unveils 2024 Course List for North American Regional Training Center

February 7, 2024

NEWARK, NJ –NJ TRANSIT is proud to have been selected by the International Association of Public Transport (UITP) to host the first segment of the prestigious UITP Managers in Public Transport Diploma Program. This three-part international diploma course is an expert-level year long program held in three different locations around the world. It is composed of three modules and tailored for experienced professionals to gain an international perspective on the ever-evolving realm of public transportation.

“Hosting the first segment of UITP’s Global Diploma Program is both a privilege and a testament to NJ TRANSIT’s leadership in the public transit industry,” said NJ TRANSIT President & CEO Kevin S. Corbett. “Our partnership with UITP and Rutgers CAIT exemplifies our commitment to fostering global best practices to deliver the best possible travel experience for our customers.”

“I am delighted to see NJ TRANSIT unveiled as the opening host of the 2024 UITP Diploma Program for Public Transport Managers,” said UITP President Renée Amilcar.  “For over two decades, this program has stood as the pinnacle of UITP's training initiatives, symbolizing excellence, and innovation by developing talent within the sector. During the earlier stages of my own career in public transit, I too became a graduate of the Diploma Program, and I can personally attest to the leadership skills that participants will gain. I am excited to hear more from the next generation of sector leaders.”

“Innovation and workforce training go hand-in-hand in building a sustainable public transit future,” said CAIT director Dr. Ali Maher. “Ensuring that transportation professionals have the tools and experience needed to maintain new electric bus fleets, leverage efficient fare management platforms, and build climate-resilient infrastructure is critical. CAIT is proud to see the expansion of public transit training being offered in our region and honored to support our partners at UITP and NJ TRANSIT in this effort.” 

UITP Diploma Program

The Diploma Program for Managers in Public Transport will take place in June, September, and November 2024. NJ TRANSIT will host Module 1 June 24th- 26th titled Policy, Planning, Regulating and Funding. The session will cover topics including mobility trends, policies for sustainable urban mobility, funding and financing public transportation and planning public transportation services.  The second and third modules will be held in Sweden and Hong Kong.

UITP North American Regional Training Center 2024 Course List

UITP has also released the 2024 course list for its North American Regional Training Center (RTC) formed last year in partnership with NJ TRANSIT and the Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT).

  • Rail Operation & Maintenance – October 2024
  • Resiliency & Emergency Preparedness for Rail and Bus – October 2024

All four courses will be held at the Rutgers CAIT in Piscataway, NJ.  For complete details on the courses and links for registration please visit The RTCs offer first-class transportation training through the establishment of uniform standards and best practices for all areas of sustainable transportation. Additionally, the training sessions will provide a worldwide network of data and catalogs of programs driving innovation within rail, bus and much more.


NJ TRANSIT is the nation's largest statewide public transportation system providing more than 925,000 weekday trips on 263 bus routes, three light rail lines, 12 commuter rail lines and through Access Link paratransit service. It is the third largest transit system in the country with 166 rail stations, 62 light rail stations and more than 19,000 bus stops linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.

About Rutgers CAIT

Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) tackles some of the country’s most pressing infrastructure challenges, especially those that are endemic in high-volume multimodal corridors like the Northeast. The bulk of our efforts fall within several broad areas: assessing and monitoring the health of bridges, roads, and pipelines; creating and implementing revolutionary technologies, materials, and tools; formulating strategies to prolong the service life of infrastructure; and training the current and future workforce. Since 1998, CAIT has been a University Transportation Center (UTC)—a group of academic research institutions sanctioned and supported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. It was named one of only five National UTCs in 2013 and has led the Region 2 UTC since 2018.

About UITP

The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) works to enhance quality of life and economic well-being by supporting and promoting sustainable transport in urban areas worldwide. As a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility, UITP is internationally recognized for its work to advance the development of this critical policy agenda. With more than 1,900 members in 100 countries, UITP has a long history to its name, and is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes. Visit the website and follow us on Twitter.