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January 2020
Delivering Effective Access and Transport Integration, LondonBOOK NOW
14/01/2020 09:00:00 - 14/01/2020 17:00:00

This course provides an introduction into the area of accessibility and public transport integration. Drawing on a range of case studies and approaches, this course examines the latest access and inclusion agenda as it relates to public transport and interchange, the role of the community transport and taxi sector, station travel planning and multimodal access to rail, as well as BRT and more conventional bus and rail integration. 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.

The course, run in an interactive workshop format, will also look at the implications of regulations including the PSVAR requirements and the Office of Rail and Road’s Accessible Transport Policy. Finally it will consider the role of station travel plans and how these tools can be used to provide holistic accessibility solutions.

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Standard Fee: £365 + VAT 
CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £345 + VAT 

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Fundamentals of Travel Planning, LondonBOOK NOW
23/01/2020 09:00:00 - 23/01/2020 17:00:00

Whilst development of travel plans has become second nature across the UK over the past two decades, it is important to get back to basics with how travel plans should be developed and delivered. As professionals, many of us get involved in some aspects of the travel planning process, but understanding a clear and easy process from beginning to end can really help with planning and delivery.

This course focuses specifically on the successful elements needed to construct, deliver and monitor travel plans and will be helpful for those involved in operations, logistics, HR, property and planning as well as those employed in more conventional sustainable transport roles. Packed with helpful tips and case-studies this one-day course is a must for anyone wishing to develop and grow their skills in travel planning.

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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £345 + VAT

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An Introduction to Highway Design and Construction, LondonBOOK NOW
27/01/2020 09:00:00 - 28/01/2020 17:00:00


Continuing cut-backs and restraint in funding of highway construction and maintenance has led to even greater need for practitioners to gain an appreciation and understanding of cost-effective highway design, specification and implementation.

The principles of highway engineering apply not only to the construction of major new road schemes, but also to smaller improvements, deconstruction and on-going road maintenance. Design approaches are related to DMRB, also to the Manual for Streets. This two-day course will consider the roles and responsibilities of highway authorities and consultants.

Additionally it will guide participants through highway design and construction of new or remodelled roads.


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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT

CILT & TPS Member/Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £475 + VAT
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The Principles of Traffic and Transport, 20 Week Evening Lecture Series - London, WinterBOOK NOW
28/01/2020 09:00:00 - 28/01/2020 17:00:00


Our most popular lecture series provides an introduction to the key components of transport planning and traffic engineering.

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

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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £699+VAT

CILT & TPS Member/Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £649+VAT

Rover Ticket: £799+VAT

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Urban Logistics - LondonBOOK NOW
29/01/2020 09:00:00 - 29/01/2020 16:30:00


Efficient, safe and sustainable movement of freight within urban areas is essential to ensure towns and cities prosper and local businesses thrive. Freight is the lifeblood of our local economies and needs to be planned for and effectively managed, to balance the needs of industry with those of local communities, other road users and the environment.

Freight is often treated as an add-on to the movement of people, but it can have very significant impact on local amenities, road safety and air quality. And many urban freight management measures exist, from use of Delivery & Servicing Plans (DSPs) to retiming freight activity outside of the normal trading day. But which measures are suitable for which scenarios? And how do policy makers and practitioners select the right mix of solutions for their specific issues, using quality data to make informed decisions?

This new course provides the essential background to the nature of freight movement in urban areas using real-world case studies from around the globe.



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The Principles of Traffic and Transport - 20 Week Evening Lecture Series, TorontoBOOK NOW
29/01/2020 17:30:00 - 03/06/2020 19:00:00
Our most popular lecture series provides an introduction to the key components of transport planning and traffic engineering. 

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 delegate and their employer.


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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £699+VAT

CILT & TPS Member/Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £649+VAT

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Traffic Orders - Principles and Good Practice, LondonBOOK NOW
30/01/2020 09:00:00 - 30/01/2020 17:00:00

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 an understanding of the formal stages involved in processing of permanent, temporary and experimental Traffic Orders together with associated notices that can be used to control the use of the highway.

Offering invaluable insight into the process for creating these legal
documents, this course will review where traffic orders are best used and the limits of their powers. The format of the course includes group work and case studies covering the format, interpretation and use of the different traffic orders, and is delivered by a leading traffic order practitioner.


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tandard Fee: £365 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £345 + VAT
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February 2020
The Equality Act for Placemakers and Transport Practitioners, LondonBOOK NOW
04/02/2020 09:00:00 - 04/02/2020 17:00:00

The introduction of the Equality Act 2010 marked an ambitious attempt by the government to both rationalise and expand equality laws within the UK. With specific duties and obligations placed on public bodies, it has wide ranging implications for transport practitioners. Claims for disability discrimination are on the increase and anyone involved with policies and projects impacting on the design and operation of the public realm needs to have a working knowledge of the provisions of this act. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the application of the Equalities Act to transportation, highways and urban realm activities and is essential training for any consultant working for public sector clients.

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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £345 + VAT

Booking

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Transport Modelling for Non-Modellers, LondonBOOK NOW
05/02/2020 09:00:00 - 06/02/2020 17:00:00


The modelling of junctions, road networks and public transport systems provides fundamental information to support decisions taken on future land uses, investment in the transport system and other policy interventions. With modelling tools ranging from “simple” equations through to highly complex mathematical, algorithm based systems, many people responsible for commissioning modelling activities find modelling a daunting area of responsibility. This course provides an introduction to the modelling tools commonly used, providing delegates with an understanding of the applicability of different models to various situations, and equips practitioners with simple techniques for checking model outputs.


Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT

CILT & TPS Member/Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £475 + VAT

Booking

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Parking Scheme Design, LondonBOOK NOW
11/02/2020 09:00:00 - 11/02/2020 17:00:00

Parking management and provision is a key concern to industry professionals and the general public alike. Balancing the apparent need for parking facilities with the often conficting demand for kerbside space is a complex issue which typically goes beyond applying strict technical rationale. There are also social, political and economic aspects to be considered. This course focuses on providing participants with a clear understanding of how to develop evidence based solutions for parking issues whilst avoiding common mistakes.

Through evaluation of industry guidance and case studies along with practical workshop exercises, participants will appreciate what might constitute best practice in sustainable, transparent and safe parking scheme design. They will also examine the underlying issues with consideration as to how typical challenges might best be met.


Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £345 + VAT
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Big Data and Planning, LondonBOOK NOW
13/02/2020 09:00:00 - 13/02/2020 17:00:00

 
Traditional data collection methods, such as traffic counts and video monitoring, could soon be obsolete, replaced by predictive ‘big data’ techniques. Mobile Network Data can provide a valuable data source to transportation projects and provide a wealth of information insights relating to user trips and user behaviour. It has benefits over existing data collection sources due to its sample size, geographic extent and the ability to request data over a defined time period over the last two years. Mobile Network Data has been successfully applied to transport projects, often for input into Origin-Destination matrices, providing a detailed breakdown of origin-destination trips, trip purpose, trip frequency, route and mode.

This course provides an introduction to the mobile technology and how data is processed in order to provide insight to the transportation industry. Alongside this, the course will provide an introduction into uses cases and summarises the benefits and limitations of this data source.

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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £345 + VAT


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Developing Successful School Travel Plans, LondonBOOK NOW
25/02/2020 09:00:00 - 25/02/2020 17:00:00

Whilst development of school travel plans has become ‘second nature’ across the UK over the past two decades, with future planning growth and rising populations, this tool is still highly relevant. As we come out of the latest round of LSTF projects, against a background of rising car ownership and use, the ‘schoolrun’ still remains a key area to tackle - particularly in the secondary school sector. 

This course focuses specifically on the successful 
ingredients needed to construct, deliver and monitor travel plans for establishments catering for 11-16/18 year olds. It highlights the role of the planning process, particularly given the need for new schools and academies to cater for the demands of expanding urban and rural communities. Packed with helpful tips and case studies, this one-day course is a must for anyone wishing to refresh or enhance their knowledge of school travel planning techniques,and looking for new and innovative ways to secure commitment and engagement.

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Course Fees

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Planning Public Transport, LondonBOOK NOW
26/02/2020 09:00:00 - 27/02/2020 17:00:00

High quality public transport is an essential part of the toolkit  to tackle traffic congestion, pollution related deaths and other adverse side effects of cities’ and towns’ dependence on the car. However, with deregulated provision, such as the bus market in the UK, Public Transport service planners & operators face a range of financial operations & social challenges to developing and providing affective public transport services.

This two-day course provides a practical guide to operations planning, improved scheduling, market forecasting and economic appraisal methods for the development of bus and tram services.

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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT

CILT & TPS Member/Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £475 + VAT


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March 2020
Road Safety Audits: Principals and Good Practice, LondonBOOK NOW
03/03/2020 09:00:00 - 03/03/2020 17:00:00

n 2016 1,792 people died in traffic accidents in Great Britain, a

4% increase from 2015. Although Great Britain is one of the best

performing countries in the world when it comes to road safety, there

are still improvements that can be made to reduce the number of

deaths and injuries occurring on our roads.

This course will introduce delegates to the causes of accidents and how

they can be addressed by engineering, education and enforcement.

It will particularly focus on the use of road safety audits as one way

of ensuring that safety is given sufficient consideration in the design

process.

Successful Planning Applications, LondonBOOK NOW
10/03/2020 09:00:00 - 10/03/2020 17:00:00

Following the introduction of the National Planning Policy Framework in March 2012, the government condensed long established planning policy guidance into a Planning Practice Guidance portal, published online in March 2014. Both NPPF and wider changes to the planning system have drastically altered the ground rules for transport planners and engineers working within the field of development management.

This one day course provides an overview of the new development management framework, providing practical advice for those involved in the preparation and review of transport assessments.


Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £345 + VAT

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Essential Legislation for Transport Planners, LondonBOOK NOW
18/03/2020 09:00:00 - 18/03/2020 17:00:00



The reduction in personnel within many local authorities has led to internal staff and term consultants having to become familiar with wider and varying areas of activity, often without being provided sufficient training on the legal requirements placed on highway authorities. In addition, current pressures on the management of a highway network plus the delivery of projects can often mean that not all practitioners have a clear understanding of the powers, duties, legal and administrative bases on which these are maintained, managed and promoted.


This one-day course provides an essential insight into the distinction between law and guidance and the risks that can arise from any departure. It will cover the main duties, statutory and discretionary powers and obligations placed on highway and traffic practitioners by UK highway and traffic legislation.

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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £345 + VAT
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Cycling for Transport, LondonBOOK NOW
24/03/2020 09:00:00 - 25/03/2020 17:00:00

 

In recent years, cycling has experienced an unprecedented renaissance in the UK. With support from high profile politicians, such as the London Mayor, increased funding allocations and growing recognition of the societal value of take-up, cycling can be expected to maintain its place in the public spotlight. However, it isn’t all good news - cycling participation in the UK remains low compared to other European countries, and fears over road safety and a sometimes poor image contribute to significant gender, race and socio-economic variations in participation levels.

 

The increasing concerns over reducing road congestion and carbon emissions, and the desire to promote public health and fitness, are some of the factors why cycling is frequently encouraged as a sustainable mode of transport. This course investigates policy, technical and societal issues underpinning current cycling levels and explores proven methods of increasing cycling participation rates and take-up on the ground.


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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £475 + VAT


Booking

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April 2020
Transport Scheme Appraisal, LondonBOOK NOW
01/04/2020 09:00:00 - 02/04/2020 17:00:00


This course will provide a comprehensive grounding in the latest business
case appraisal approaches for transport projects. It will introduce the five cases that make up a transport business case: the Strategic, Economic, Commercial, Financial and Management Cases. It will highlight current guidance in WebTAG and HM Treasury’s “Green Book” on Appraisal and Evaluation and provide an understanding of the key concepts used in appraisal.

Following an overview of the entire scheme appraisal process on day one, the second day will focus on the economic case and the principles, tools and techniques used in economic appraisal, including cost-benefit analysis, discounting and presentation of results. The course will be delivered through a combination of presentations and workshops.


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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT

CILT & TPS Member/Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £475 + VAT

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Air Quality and Transport Planning, LondonBOOK NOW
21/04/2020 09:00:00 - 22/04/2020 17:00:00

Nearly 40 million Britons live in areas with illegal air pollution levels resulting in 40,000 premature deaths a year. The Government’s Plan for tackling air pollution and roadside NO2, published in July 2017, announced over £2.7 billion of investment in air quality (AQ) and cleaner transport.

In the Plan, affected local authorities must produce an initial air quality management plan by the end of March 2018, and final plans by December 2018 - A challenging ask! To assist local authorities in meeting these timescales, the Government will ensure they can immediately draw on the Implementation Fund.

This one-day training course has been developed to bring practitioners up to speed with the latest developments in urban air quality management and assessment, to gain a critical insight into the existing process and to have the confidence to deliver solutions to improve public health and well-being. It will also examine how to deliver an effective plan for your community and local businesses; on time and on budget.


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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £475 + VAT


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Project Management in Transport Planning, LondonBOOK NOW
22/04/2020 09:00:00 - 22/04/2020 17:00:00

This course is designed to introduce all aspects of project management to transportation practitioners, providing fundamental knowledge to project management practice. It is to teach people skills rather than a methodology; learning to understand the importance of human capability in project management to leverage processes and methodologies for successful project delivery.


Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Understand the principles of project management and associated methodologies
• Identify gaps in individual training and skills sets to becoming effective project managers
• Understand how individual personality traits can improve on project management processes
• Communicate more effectively
• Plan for successful project delivery
• Manage teams effectively: when things are going well, when they are not
• Apply project controls and moving projects on
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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £345 + VAT


Booking

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Transport Modelling for Non-Modellers, BristolBOOK NOW
29/04/2020 09:00:00 - 30/04/2020 17:00:00

The modelling of junctions, road networks and public transport systems provides fundamental information to support decisions taken on future land uses, investment in the transport system and other policy interventions. With modelling tools ranging from “simple” equations through to highly complex mathematical, algorithm based systems, many people responsible for commissioning modelling activities find modelling a daunting area of responsibility.

This course provides an introduction
to the modelling tools commonly used, providing delegates with an understanding of the applicability of different models to various situations, and equips practitioners with simple techniques for checking model outputs.

Find out more information here...

Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT

CILT & TPS Member/Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £475 + VAT

Booking

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May 2020
Scenario Planning for Transport Planners, LondonBOOK NOW
06/05/2020 09:00:00 - 06/05/2020 17:00:00

It has often been said that transport is in an age of disruptive change. Long-held assumptions about links between the transport and economy have been challenged by new evidence. Barely a day goes by without a new mobility service, start-up, driverless car, hyperloop, or something else futuristic being announced. This poses a significant challenge to policy makers. How can we provide a transport system that is fit for the future?

Framing how you think about the future is the first step to developing robust, evidence-led strategies. Scenario testing has often been used by transport planners for business case development, and predictions have been used to write policy.

This course will focus on how to create future scenarios as a starting point against which to develop your future mobility strategies. It will introduce you to trend analysis, creating a vision, understanding uncertainties, and all the components of a good quality future scenario.

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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

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Participation and Consultation in Transport Planning, LondonBOOK NOW
12/05/2020 09:00:00 - 12/05/2020 17:00:00

 


Increasing importance is now being placed on the role of consultation and public participation as part of the policy and infrastructure scheme development process. Policy and best practice guidance encourages those involved, national and local government agencies, other public sector bodies, developers, and other agencies, to consider using both established innovative tools to engage with communities.

Not only is it important to ensure that public sector bodies ‘tick the boxes’ for public participation, but it is also important to ensure that projects achieve buy-in from the communities that they affect and reach people traditionally excluded from the conversation on built environment issues.

This course sets out what responsible organisations must do to enable inclusive development. In addition, and possibly even more important, it demonstrates, through practical case studies, the difference between running public participation well and running it badly.


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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

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Technical Report Writing, LondonBOOK NOW
14/05/2020 09:00:00 - 14/05/2020 17:00:00

Many professionals lack confidence in their report-writing skills, and feel that their credibility suffers because their written reports are not a fair reflection of their expertise. Anyone involved in technical work will quickly discover the challenges presented when trying to communicate their ideas, information, proposals or recommendations to colleagues and clients. All too often, the impact of many hours of work can hinge on the ability to explain the results effectively to others.

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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £345 + VAT

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Design, Maintenance and Construction of Highways Drainage Systems, LondonBOOK NOW
19/05/2020 09:00:00 - 20/05/2020 17:00:00

The increasing frequency of flooding and a growing awareness of the effects of climate change are drivers towards a greater recognition of the importance of effective surface water drainage systems.

This two day course aims to provide up-to-date information on current practice concerning design, construction and maintenance of highway drainage systems. Legislation with particular reference to the Flood & Water Management Act 2010 together with design and construction standards, appropriate materials and innovative solutions will be covered, focusing on achieving effective and maintainable drainage systems. Due emphasis is given to environmental aspects arising from climate change, the provision of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) and mitigation of flood risk. The course is presented by recognised experts in their field, who have extensive experience in the highways industry.

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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £475 + VAT


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Designing for Buses in the Urban Environment, LondonBOOK NOW
21/05/2020 09:00:00 - 21/05/2020 17:00:00


This one-day course will highlight common mistakes that can occur
during the planning and design of bus interchanges and infrastructure. Exploring issues that may at first appear minor, but if not identified and addressed early can result in challenging and costly remedial work during the construction and post opening phases of the project.

Many of these design issues occur because the designers or those approving the design may lack the specialist knowledge of bus interchange requirements, vehicle manoeuvrability and transport operations. Taught through practical examples and case studies, the course will provide an introduction to the topic, allowing potential issues to be recognised and removed at the design stage enabling costly and time consuming issues to be avoided.


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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £345 + VAT

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Cycling Infrastructure Design, LondonBOOK NOW
29/05/2020 09:00:00 - 29/05/2020 17:00:00

 

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.

Cycling is quickly becoming established as a mainstream mode of transport, especially in our larger cities. All the evidence point to its benefits: quicker journeys in urban areas, improved access to jobs and services, reduced congestion, better health and liveability. Getting more people, of all ages and abilities, onto bikes is a key ingredient in the recipe for delivering better, more competitive and more progressive cities.

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.
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June 2020
Public Inquiries and Appeals, LondonBOOK NOW
02/06/2020 09:00:00 - 03/06/2020 17:00:00

 

This course is a ‘must attend’ for any practitioner who may need to give evidence as an expert witness on behalf of a local authority, the private sector or promoter of a development.

Simulating the real life speed and pressure of an Inquiry or Appeal environment, the course provides all the key

background knowledge and skills support to help delegates formulate and articulate their arguments both in written and spoken form, and also helping them to build on their existing professional experience to develop the core skills needed to demonstrate strong and persuasive arguments.

A unique part of this course is that each delegate will receive individual coaching and mentoring support during the course from our expert tutors, and will also receive a personal evaluation sheet and suggested development plan within one week of finishing the course, for them to reflect upon personally and to integrate into their professional development plan. Feedback from our last 2 courses, both delivered to Highways Agency staff, said that this feature of the training programme was extremely helpful and valuable.


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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £475 + VAT


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Healthy Streets - Encouraging the Walkability of our Neighbourhoods, LondonBOOK NOW
04/06/2020 09:00:00 - 04/06/2020 17:00:00

The legacies of the traffic-dominated planning era are clearly visible in cities worldwide. This is reflected in neighbourhoods without walkways, in public spaces made redundant by parked vehicles, and in urban highways that segregate neighbourhoods in order to serve sprawling suburbs. The negative outcomes of heavy automotive use on urban everyday life are significant: air and noise pollution, premature death and injuries in road accidents, car-centric lifestyle health problems, and traffic congestion.

This course sets out the strategic drivers that are shaping our future cities. It examines the movement and place dimensions, identifies the various benefits of walking and how liveable, healthy, complete streets can be achieved by quantitative and qualitative measurements. Supporting the delivery of high-density, mixed use developments that are planned around active and sustainable travel will ensure that urban growth is good growth.


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Scheme Appraisal and Transport Planning, LondonBOOK NOW
09/06/2020 09:00:00 - 10/06/2020 17:00:00


This course will provide a comprehensive grounding in the latest business
case appraisal approaches for transport projects. It will introduce the five cases that make up a transport business case: the Strategic, Economic, Commercial, Financial and Management Cases. It will highlight current guidance in WebTAG and HM Treasury’s “Green Book” on Appraisal and Evaluation and provide an understanding of the key concepts used in appraisal.

Following an overview of the entire scheme appraisal process on day one, the second day will focus on the economic case and the principles, tools and techniques used in economic appraisal, including cost-benefit analysis, discounting and presentation of results. The course will be delivered through a combination of presentations and workshops.


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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £475 + VAT

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Transport Modelling for Non-Modellers, ManchesterBOOK NOW
10/06/2020 09:00:00 - 11/06/2020 17:00:00

The modelling of junctions, road networks and public transport systems provides fundamental information to support decisions taken on future land uses, investment in the transport system and other policy interventions. With modelling tools ranging from “simple” equations through to highly complex mathematical, algorithm based systems, many people responsible for commissioning modelling activities find modelling a daunting area of responsibility.

This course provides an
introduction to the modelling tools commonly used, providing delegates with an understanding of the applicability of different models to various situations, and equips practitioners with simple techniques for checking model outputs.


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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £475 + VAT


Booking

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Essential Legislation for Transport Planners, LondonBOOK NOW
25/06/2020 09:00:00 - 25/06/2020 17:00:00

 

The reduction in personnel within many local authorities has led to internal staff and term consultants having to become familiar with wider and varying areas of activity, often without being provided sufficient training on the legal requirements placed on highway authorities. In addition, current pressures on the management of a highway network plus the delivery of projects can often mean that not all practitioners have a clear understanding of the powers, duties, legal and administrative bases on which these are maintained, managed and promoted.

This one-day course provides an essential insight into the distinction between law and guidance and the risks that can arise from any departure. It will cover the main duties, statutory and discretionary powers and obligations placed on highway and traffic practitioners by UK highway and traffic legislation.

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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £345 + VAT
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July 2020
Traffic Orders - Principles and Good Practice, LondonBOOK NOW
16/07/2020 09:00:00 - 16/07/2020 17:00:00

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 an understanding of the formal stages involved in processing of permanent, temporary and experimental Traffic Orders together with associated notices that can be used to control the use of the highway.

Offering invaluable insight into the process for creating these legal documents, this course will review where traffic orders are best used and the limits of their powers. The format of the course includes group work and case studies covering the format, interpretation and use of the different traffic orders, and is delivered by a leading traffic order practitioner.

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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £345 + VAT

Booking

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September 2020
Transport Modelling for Non-Modellers, DublinBOOK NOW
09/09/2020 09:00:00 - 10/09/2020 17:00:00

The modelling of junctions, road networks and public transport systems provides fundamental information to support decisions taken on future land uses, investment in the transport system and other policy interventions. With modelling tools ranging from “simple” equations through to highly complex mathematical, algorithm based systems, many people responsible for commissioning modelling activities find modelling a daunting area of responsibility.

This course provides an introduction
to the modelling tools commonly used, providing delegates with an understanding of the applicability of different models to various situations, and equips practitioners with simple techniques for checking model outputs.


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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £475 + VAT


Booking

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Statistical Techniques for Transport Planners, LondonBOOK NOW
15/09/2020 09:00:00 - 15/09/2020 17:00:00

Any data-led transport project will require the use of statistical and other mathematical techniques at some stage, whether this be in determining the scale of a perceived problem, establishing how much data to collect, analysing data, dealing with problems in data sets, or when undertaking before and after monitoring.

This
one day course equips delegates with working knowledge of the statistical techniques that should be applied at different stages in projects to ensure that the evidence base underlying decisions is robust. Packed with hands on exercises, and supported by useful reference material, this one day course is a must for anyone wishing to increase their confidence in practical mathematics.


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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £345 + VAT

Booking

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Transport Modelling for Non-Modellers, BirminghamBOOK NOW
16/09/2020 09:00:00 - 17/09/2020 17:00:00

The modelling of junctions, road networks and public transport systems provides fundamental information to support decisions taken on future land uses, investment in the transport system and other policy interventions. With modelling tools ranging from “simple” equations through to highly complex mathematical, algorithm based systems, many people responsible for commissioning modelling activities find modelling a daunting area of responsibility.

This course provides an introduction
to the modelling tools commonly used, providing delegates with an understanding of the applicability of different models to various situations, and equips practitioners with simple techniques for checking model outputs.


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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £475 + VAT

Booking

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An Introduction to Highway Design and Construction, LondonBOOK NOW
22/09/2020 09:00:00 - 23/09/2020 17:00:00

 

 

Continuing cut-backs and restraint in funding of highway construction and maintenance has led to even greater need for practitioners to gain an appreciation and understanding of cost-effective highway design, specification and implementation. The principles of highway engineering apply not only to the construction of major new road schemes, but also to smaller improvements, deconstruction and on going road maintenance. Design approaches are related to DMRB, also to the Manual for Streets.


This two-day course will consider the roles and responsibilities of highway authorities and consultants. Additionally it will guide participants through highway design and construction of new or remodelled roads.


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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £475 + VAT


Booking

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Transport Modelling for Non-Modellers, LondonBOOK NOW
23/09/2020 09:00:00 - 24/09/2020 17:00:00

The modelling of junctions, road networks and public transport systems provides fundamental information to support decisions taken on future land uses, investment in the transport system and other policy interventions. With modelling tools ranging from “simple” equations through to highly complex mathematical, algorithm based systems, many people responsible for commissioning modelling activities find modelling a daunting area of responsibility. This course provides an introduction to the modelling tools commonly used, providing delegates with an understanding of the applicability of different models to various situations, and equips practitioners with simple techniques for checking model outputs.


Find out more information here...


Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT

CILT Member/ Local Authority/ Charity Fee: £475 + VAT


Booking

To book please click 'Book Now' or contact the Events Team at info@ptrc-training.co.uk.