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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 welcomes Secretary of State

The ITC was delighted to host the Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, at its private council meeting on 21st March. The meeting provided a useful opportunity to brief the Minister on the ITC's research and discuss long-term strategic policy issues.

Minister gives major speech at ITC event

On 31 October, the ITC was delighted to welcome Transport Minister The Rt Hon John Hayes MP to its Autumn Discussion Evening considering good design of our transport infrastructure. Read more here.

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.


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 2017 Annual Lecture

The ITC will host its Annual Lecture on Wednesday 21 June 2017, Transport and Health: a symbiotic relationship? We are delighted that Professor Sir Mark Walport FRS, the Government Chief Scientific Adviser, will give the welcome address. The evening will include a double Lecture by two very distinguished experts, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of the NHS and Tricia Hayes, Director-General of Roads, Motoring and Devolution at the Department for Transport. This event is by invitation only, but if you are interested in attending, please get in touch with Lucy Kilborn at