PTRC is monitoring the quickly evolving global impact of COVID-19, and are acting to ensure that the health of our members and employees is not put at undue risk. 

From the outset we have maintained an approach to align activity with Government guidance, and continue to do so. We have plans in place to ensure that PTRC continue to operate with minimal disruption, wherever possible, and that services remain largely unaffected. However, responding prudently to evident risks we will from this week limit all non-essential face to face training, meetings and events and whenever possible move activity online for the foreseeable future. We anticipate some disruption, but will make every effort to minimise it.

We are committed to ensuring that we continue to provide the Knowledge, Network and Knowhow to support the profession at this critical time.


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Coronavirus showed the way cities fund public transport is broken – here’s how it needs to change

Jenny McArthur Lecturer in Urban Infrastructure and Policy, UCL; Emilia Smeds Researcher in Urban Governance and Mobility, UCL; Rosalie Singerman Ray Postdoctoral Research Associate in Transportation Technology and Society, University of Connecticut

COVID-19 has triggered a crisis for public transport, as lockdowns caused its use to plummet by 70-90% worldwide. Even as lockdowns ease, buses and trains can only carry 15% of the...
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#2020TPM Goes Online

By Brogan McPherson

The 18th Annual Transport Practitioners' Meeting goes online!

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Coronavirus: we're in a real-time laboratory of a more sustainable urban future

Paul Chatterton Professor of Urban Futures, University of Leeds

A pause has been forced on urban life. Quiet roads, empty skies, deserted high streets and parks, closed cinemas, cafés and museums – a break in the spending and work frenzy so...
21 May 2020/Number of views (1227)

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Advancing skills knowledge with PTRC

Upcoming Training

14 October 2020 

Business Engagement and Travel Planning

The course has been developed for people who have recently started working on smarter travel programmes or development led travel plans. It is also suitable for people who manage or commission workplace engagement activities and those who are looking for a broad overview of techniques and issues.
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16 October 2020 

Cycling Infrastructure Design

Retro-fitting high quality cycling infrastructure is a significant challenge for engineers. Restricted space, UK driving rules and culture and political support are key challenges. This course explores different approaches to making cycling feel convenient and safe in urban areas, illustrated by case studies of innovative cycle infrastructure design. We will help you to understand how to plan networks and interventions to suit different  circumstances. We will show the best available methods for designing for cyclists at junctions, main roads and quieter streets.
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21 - 22 October 2020

Public Inquiries and Appeals

The course is built around a mock inquiry for a major urban extension with its core purpose to develop the skills required in preparing and delivering robust and precise proofs of evidence.

Delegates will also gain experience of the additional pressures imposed by speaking in public and dealing with cross-examination, and not forgetting the importance of making arguments clear and simple to understand so that all those present at the inquiry are on an ‘equal footing’.
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