PTRC is monitoring the quickly evolving global impact of COVID-19, and are acting to ensure that the health of our members and employees is not put at undue risk. 

From the outset we have maintained an approach to align activity with Government guidance, and continue to do so. We have plans in place to ensure that PTRC continue to operate with minimal disruption, wherever possible, and that services remain largely unaffected. However, responding prudently to evident risks we will from this week limit all non-essential face to face training, meetings and events and whenever possible move activity online for the foreseeable future. We anticipate some disruption, but will make every effort to minimise it.

We are committed to ensuring that we continue to provide the Knowledge, Network and Knowhow to support the profession at this critical time.


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The 18th Annual Transport Practitioners' Meeting goes online!

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Advancing skills knowledge with PTRC

Whether you are new to the transport industry, are looking to refresh your knowledge on transport principles, or if you have taken on a new responsibility or are working in a ‘niche area’ and wish to broaden your knowledge, PTRC’s 20 week evening lecture series offers a cost-effective and time-inexpensive training course that will benefit both the participating

The next session started 27 January 2020

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Upcoming Training

02 - 03 December 2020

Modelling for Non-Modellers

Is transport modelling something of an unknown quantity that you need to know more about? This course provides an indispensable introduction for anyone from a non-modelling background, and is designed for those managing transportation projects that involve an element of modelling.

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10 December 2020

Business Engagement and Travel Planning

This one day course explores the motivational factors behind workplace engagement in behavioural change programmes, equipping practitioners with a tried and tested toolkit for use in developing their own engagement programmes.

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16 - 17 December 2020

Advanced Road Safety Audits

This course is split over two days. On the first day delegates will examine ‘human factors’ associated with road safety and will particularly focus on the implementation of the ‘safe systems’ approach to casualty reduction and its relevance in road safety audit and applied engineering practice, as one way of ensuring that safety is given sufficient consideration in the design process.

Day two covers international road safety engineering and audit process, with a focus on the World Health Organisation (WHO) International Decade of Action and it compares and contrasts typical UK practices and conditions with those likely to be encountered internationally.

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