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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.


Urban Freight Distribution: challenges and solutions

The ITC has released a new report exploring how we can improve urban freight distribution. Drawing on a set of innovative case studies the report makes recommendations to authorities and policy makers. Please click here to download.

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