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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Sustainable cities after COVID-19: are Barcelona-style green zones the answer?

Anupam Nanda - Professor of Urban Economics & Real Estate, University of Manchester

he roll out of vaccines provides hope for a partial restoration of normality in cities. However, the impact of COVID-19 could last much longer. In particular, the pandemic has shown how...
14 January 2021/Number of views (137)

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...
15 October 2020/Number of views (806)

#2020TPM Goes Online

By Brogan McPherson

The 18th Annual Transport Practitioners' Meeting goes online!

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Advancing skills knowledge with PTRC

Whether you are new to the transport industry, are looking to refresh your knowledge on transport principles, or if you have taken on a new responsibility or are working in a ‘niche area’ and wish to broaden your knowledge, PTRC’s 20 week evening lecture series offers a cost-effective and time-inexpensive training course that will benefit both the participating

The next session started 27 January 2020

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Upcoming Training

20 January 2021

Traffic Orders - Principals and Good Practice

Traffic Orders are an essential requirement for just about every enforceable restriction that applies to the highway, and will be required for the construction and operation of many transport infrastructure schemes. This course provides delegates with valuable insight into the process for creating these legal documents.

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2 - 3 February 2021

Transport Modelling for Non-Modellers

Is transport modelling something of an unknown quantity that you need to know more about? This course provides an indispensable introduction for anyone from a non-modelling background, and is designed for those managing transportation projects that involve an element of modelling.

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10 February 2021

Access and Inclusion

The key role of active travel to stimulate greater use of public transport and the types of interchange and ‘last mile’ improvements needed to encourage this will also be covered. The course will outline the latest thinking on access, diversity and inclusion as set out in DfT’s Inclusive Transport Strategy, as well as explaining the main principles of the Equality Act.

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