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Send your Nominations for Transport Planner of the Year

29 May 2020

We overlooked the fact that many people are not working this week due to the Bank Holiday and half term. To give more time we have decided to extend the deadline for sending nominations for the prestigious Transport Planning Society sponsored "Transport Planner of the Year Award 2020" to Friday 5 June. Don't miss out on proposing candidates.



Read our latest COVID 19 response blog

25 May 2020

Will our experience of reducing our travel during the Covid-19 crisis have a lasting impact on our travel behaviour?  Dr Susan Kenyon from Canterbury Christ Church University and a TPS Member  considers the evidence, before suggesting how transport planners could act now, to support lasting change.


PTRC Fireside Chat : Social distancing– the death knell for public transport?

24 May 2020

PTRC Education and Research Services, is holding another of its Fireside Chat series  "Social Distancing - the death knell for public transport " on 28 May from 1600-1700 hours. Chaired by Glenn Lyons (Mott MacDonald Professor of Future Mobility at UWE Bristol), the panelists include Nick Richardson. Both former TPS Chairs ! 


TPS Annual Lecture: 13 May - download the video now

22 May 2020

A record number of people tuned into to listen to Susan Claris, Transport Planner of the Year 2019, give the TPS Annual Lecture "Transport planning for a more diverse and active future" on 13 May. 


Another PDS Completion over the Net: Kate Lodge of Arup

15 May 2020

Kate Lodge, who is based at Arup’s office in Bristol, is both the second PDS completion from Arup, and the second to have her final review conducted by videoconference. 

Urban Design Group publishes "How to Guide'

15 May 2020

As a response to challenges posed by COVID-19, the Urban Design Group has published a "How to Guide - Fast Urban Change for Life Saving Streets" to help local authorities to  fast-track changes in street design. 

What Transport Planners Really Think: Results of the TPS Annual Survey

13 May 2020

Every year TPS undertakes an annual survey of its members. This gives an opportunity for them to tell us what they think outside the confines of their everyday work.  

Can you help develop Transport Planning Skills for the Future ?

12 May 2020

TPS currently has three opportunities for TPS members to help us develop skills for the future generation of transport planners. 

TPS welcomes DfT's boost for Cycling and Walking

11 May 2020

TPS welcomes the ambitious programme to get the country on their bikes and to walk more, keeping public transport safe as announced by Transport Secretary Grant Shapps. 

TPS Social Event:Thursday 14 May

11 May 2020

This coming Thursday (14th May) at 4:30pm, the TPS in conjunction with PTRC, is organising an online social, where you will get the chance to share stories of transport planning during COVID-19.

Read the latest COVID-19 Response blogs

11 May 2020

TPS members have been sharing their views and response to COVID-1 in a series of blogs on the TPS website, analysing  the  impact of the pandemic on transport and the work of the transport planning profession 

First PDS Completion over the Net

5 May 2020

Holly-Anne Barber, who is based at Arup’s office in Leeds, is not only the first PDS from Arup, she was the first to have her final review conducted over the web. She joins the growing community of transport planners who have completed the PDS and can now use the title Incorporated Transport Planner:IncTP.

Another PDS Success

5 May 2020

Ian Woodhouse, who is based at Mott’s offices in Leeds, has become the consultant’s second trainee to have completed PDS and is now entitled to use the title Incorporated Transport Planner:IncTP


Life after Lockdown

5 May 2020

TPS member,  Kris Beuret from SRA,  has produced a discussion tool for TPS on "Life After Lockdown". 


Planning for the Future

5 May 2020

Planning for the future was published by the MHCLG in March. It announces and outlines the key contents of a Planning White Paper which was to be published in spring this year but has been delayed.

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