News and Blog

November 17, 2017

No longer does Tracey Chapman and the many she described dream of finding work, getting promotion and buying a bigger house to live in the suburbs. The reversal of the fortunes of the city centre and the transition zone around it is becoming one of the staggering social and urban changes of the last, and perhaps next, forty years. People want good quality...

November 11, 2017

There are significant structural changes afoot in our urban centres. Aviva Investors, with £20 billion worth of property under management in the UK is making strategic changes as it believes store-based retail is set to “decline significantly”.

The successful High Street is emerging as a destination for social and leisure activities. The demand for afforda...

October 16, 2017

Make the most of ETC 2017 while in Barcelona

Building on the superb atmosphere of the last two years in Barcelona, the Association for European Transport is excited to announce that, next year, the European Transport Conference will move to its new home at Dublin Castle, Ireland.

Planning is already underway to make the 46th ETC an unforgettable conference,...

September 26, 2017

Make the most of ETC 2017 while in Barcelona

In addition to fascinating discussions at the European Transport Conference, there are also ample opportunities to explore this fabulous city, both as a transport professional and as a tourist. 

The Conference team has organised a range of technical visits and tours to help you grow your network and your knowledg...

September 15, 2017

tftp and ETC are proud to announce another key note speaker Francesc Munoz, Director of Observatori de la Urbanització Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, who will be presenting, 'Olympic Urbanism changing cities: lessons from Barcelona.'
Professor Munoz has published recent works on Olympic Urbanism including his research for the International Olympic C...

September 11, 2017

The Intelligent Mobility, Management and Operations (IMMO) committee and Local Public Transport committee provide a home for research and practitioners dealing with issues at the leading edge of Intelligent Mobility and Public Transport. 

MaaS or Mobility as a Service has the potential to play an increasing role in dealing with everyday mobility and the co...

September 5, 2017

The Local Public Transport committee’s programme is concerned with both urban and rural transport. This year’s programme features sessions on:

  • Governance – how do we organise the provision of local public transport?

  • Networks – where do routes and services need to go, how often, and how do we judge what represents good value for money?

  • Fares,...

August 29, 2017

Recent socio-economic trends such as the growing internationalisation and pluralisation of governance and lifestyle patterns are leading to remarkable consequences in the field of transportation. Travel patterns are becoming much more complex and individualised. Furthermore, technological innovations extend the possibilities of transport planning and trav...

August 21, 2017

The value of time is a key statistic used in transport modelling, appraisal and business case development. It is of fundamental importance to forecasting the revenue for toll roads, the benefits in cost-benefit analysis, the demand in travel choice and the viability in a scheme’s business case. A scheme’s viability can stand or fall depending upon the val...

August 14, 2017

The Rail Planning and Policy is focused on developing the knowledge on planning, economics and use of heavy rail. Enhancement of the quality of the rail network and its use is pivotal. The political and economic organisation of developing rail networks and customers satisfaction with train use are key elements in the program.

Also this year lots of interes...

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