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November 2019
Traffic and Transport Survey Techniques, LondonBOOK NOW
14/11/2019 09:00:00 - 14/11/2019 17:00:00

Vehicular traffic and people movement data are essential inputs to any traffic and transportation project ranging from highways infrastructure, public transport links and hubs, large events and venues, freight traffic, private cars, cyclists and pedestrians. This course provides an introduction to the techniques (both quantitative and qualitative) available as well as looking at emerging innovative methods of data collection. The costs, advantages, disadvantages and limitations of the various survey techniques available to the practitioner are explored. These techniques are illustrated throughout by case studies and group work.
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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
15/11/2019 09:00:00 - 15/11/2019 17:00:00

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. 

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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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

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

Booking

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December 2019
Technical Report Writing, LondonBOOK NOW
03/12/2019 09:00:00 - 03/12/2019 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.

Find out more information from the course leaflet here.

Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

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

Booking

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Public Inquiries and Appeals, LondonBOOK NOW
04/12/2019 09:00:00 - 05/12/2019 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.

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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT

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

Booking

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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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Course Fees 


Standard Fee: £365 + VAT 

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

Booking 

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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

Booking

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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

Booking

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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

Programme and Booking Form

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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £699+VAT

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

Rover Ticket: £799+VAT

Booking

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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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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

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

Booking

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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.

Programme and Booking Form

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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £699+VAT

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

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Booking

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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 re

Traffic Orders are an essential requirement for just about every enforceable restrictionthat applies to the highway, and will be required for the construction and operation ofmany transport infrastructure schemes.

 

This course provides delegates with an understanding of the formal stages involved in processing of per- manent, temporary and experimental Traffic Orders together with associated notices that can be used to control the use of the highway.

 

The course will offer valuable insight into the process for creating these legal documents, where they 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.


striction 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 per- manent, temporary and experimental Traffic Orders together with associated notices that can be used to control the use of the highway.

 

The course will offer valuable insight into the process for creating these legal documents, where they 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.


February 2020
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

Booking

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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.

Course Information

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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

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

Booking

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

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

Booking

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April 2020
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


Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

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

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May 2020
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

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

Booking

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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.

Find out more information here...

Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT

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

Booking

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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.


Find out more information here...

Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

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

Booking

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

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.
 

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.

Programme and Booking Form

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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

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

Booking

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June 2020
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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Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

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

Booking

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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.

More information here...


Course Fees

Standard Fee: £525 + VAT

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

Booking

To book please contact the Events Team at info@ptrc-training.co.uk.

 

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

Booking

Click book now to book online with a card or return a completed booking form to the Events Team at info@ptrc-training.co.uk

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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.

Find out more information here...

Course Fees

Standard Fee: £365 + VAT

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

Booking

Click book now to book online with a card or return a completed booking form to the Events Team at info@ptrc-training.co.uk

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