Our history

The seed of TPS was planted in June 1994 at a seminar in London, attended by 70 transport planners, which agreed that the sector urgently needed a professional framework.

This led to the creation of the Transport Planning Forum, which included local government representatives, academics, consultants and others. Its objectives were to identify the needs of the profession and investigate the extent to which these needs were being met by existing institutes and organisations.

The Transport Planning Forum met again in 1995 and 1996 to allow practitioners to contribute to the debate.  In accordance with the wishes of the overwhelming majority of those present at the meeting in 1996, the Transport Planning Society was formed in February 1997.

The inaugural meeting of TPS was held in London on 2 July 1997. Over 200 delegates attended the meeting and a committee structure was endorsed.

We now have over 1,000 individual members and more than 50 Stakeholder and Corporate Members and continue to grow........

The Society and its members are governed by articles of association. The current edition can be viewed by clicking here


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