WAGENKNECHT Thierry

TPG, Geneva, Switzerland
Technical Director

Education - 1983:  graduated from electricity engineering high school of Geneva

Since 1997 : Transports Publics Genevois, 1800 employees, Annual budget  400 mios CHF – 90 articulated trolleybus – 80 tramways – 215 autobus

Since 2005 Technical Director, 300  employees, 2 maintenance plants

Operating budget 60 mios CHF – Investissement plan for  2011-2014 :  200 mios CHF.

Main activities : vehicles engineering and purchasing, vehicle and infrastructure maintenance.

Between 2008 and 2015 : Acquisition of a fleet of 215 buses – with an additional service contract type LCC over 12 years / Acquisition of 39 trams Bombardier Flexcity and 32 trams Stadler Tango / Acquisition of 33 articulated trolleybus Exquicity

Since 2011, Chairman of the UITP bus Committee

Congress & Exhibition: 

Parallel Session 5 – Technology innovations for buses

This key bus session bring head-to-head the different expectations and strategies regarding the development and deployment of new cleaner and more energy efficient bus solutions in cities. Various technological options will be illustrated as well as the expectations from the different stakeholders from Europe and Latin America. The selected speakers from operators and authorities will explain their expectations but also the various operational and financial challenges.