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Welcome to the Independent Transport Commission

The ITC is Britain's independent research charity committed to improving policy on transport, land use and planning


ITC 2016 Annual Lecture

The ITC was delighted to hold its 4th Annual Lecture at the Science Museum on 15th June 2016. Following a welcome address by the Secretary of State for Transport, guests heard talks from Professors Sarah Sharples and John Miles exploring how technological advances will change transport. To watch the Lecture please click here.

ITC releases major report on Cities and High-Speed Rail

The ITC has released a report today at a major launch event held in Leeds with the Secretary of State for Transport and other high-profile attendees. High Speed Rail and Connected Cities: Accessible Places for Growing Economies, sets out the regeneration and transport benefits of high-speed rail (HSR), and provides guidance on ways to enhance the process of urban change by maximising the social and economic benefits that stem from developing an integrated transport system.

ITC releases new Occasional Paper on Transport and Children

The ITC has released a new Occasional Paper entitled 'Children and Travel' by social research expert Kris Beuret OBE. The paper explores the reasons why children are travelling less independently and walking less, and offers recommendations for addressing these problems.


High Speed Rail and Connected Cities: Accessible Places for Growing Economies

Released at a major launch event in Leeds on Monday 16 May 2016, this report identifies a number of principles that should be used when planning local transport and redevelopment in order to capture value from HS2, and recommends several actions for national and local Government. Please click here to download.


ITC Autumn Discussion Evening

The ITC's Autumn Discussion Evening, on 31 October 2016, will explore 'How can we improve the design of our transport infrastructure?' We are delighted to welcome Transport Minister The Rt Hon John Hayes MP to give the welcome address and look forward to hearing from an expert panel including Dr William Filmer-Sankey (Alan Baxter Limited) as well as experts exploring road and airport infrastructure design. The evening will run from 6:00 to 9:00pm including a light supper. Priority is given to ITC sponsors but if you would like to be considered for a place please contact the Events Secretary.