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what is road passenger transport


Getting more people moving

The freedom to be able to get around – to work, visit friends or travel – is a fundamental human right, decreed by the United Nations. At IRU, our commitment to passenger mobility means ensuring communities around the world have access to safe, clean and green transport, including buses, coaches and taxis, and this work lies at the core of IRU activities.

As the voice of the road transport sector, we are the leading global organisation that defends and promotes high service quality. We work with the United Nations and with governments to lobby for policies on passenger transport; we partner with transport associations, academia and transport ministries to actively implement programmes that get more people moving by collective passenger transport.

We promote high service quality

Our work within the passenger transport industry is wide-ranging. We operate in rural areas, ensuring that communities are connected to proper transport links. We work with cities and transport ministers to make urban transport safe, secure and sustainable. We not only defend the high service quality of passengers who use these services, and support those working in the industry - taxi, bus and coach drivers. We campaign on their behalf for better business conditions, working standards and professional practices that will keep their industry thriving.


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