International Association of Public Transport Teams With GBAC

March 24, 2021 International Association of Public Transport Teams With GBAC

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, has established a partnership with The International Association of Public Transport (UITP).

The two organizations will work together to provide recommendations for the public transport sector to adjust its cleaning and disinfecting practices to ensure continued service excellence. GBAC and UITP recently collaborated on a survey to develop best practices for public transportation. The survey findings will be presented in an upcoming action report due out in April.

“Public transportation is a vital service in society that people must rely on as they return to their routines after COVID-19 lockdowns,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “It is our duty to help passengers and employees develop assurance in their safety as ridership levels increase. Part of that confidence building comes from validating your protocols and communicating the many steps you are taking to protect people…now is a time when multiple disciplines must work together to protect public health and help local economies recover, making your infection prevention programs vital to a faster, safer recovery.”

As part of its collaboration with GBAC, UITP members will receive a special discounted rate when applying GBAC STAR™ accreditation. To take advantage of this exclusive reduced price, visit