Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)


In response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Newcastle University is not delivering any face-to-face CPD programmes before January 2021. If you are interested in studying any of our modules online, contact the CPD Unit for advice.


About the Course

Transport Policy and Planning

Find out about the grand challenges facing transport policy.

Take an in-depth look at policy formulation and evaluation and stakeholder engagement.

We will introduce you to key transport policy documents and legislation. At local, national and international level, these cover areas such as:

  • planning, policy and finance
  • alternative transport modes
  • environmental issues
  • health and safety
  • energy and fuels

You'll take a close look at transport planning in national, regional and local contexts. We will show you how to implement Smarter Choices and sustainable transport concepts. We'll use real world examples from both developed and developing countries.

We will discuss the Travel Plan Process and how to implement these plans in reality. Our discussion takes into account behaviour and organisational considerations.

This course is also delivered on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes in the School of Engineering, and you will attend alongside full and part time registered students.

Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

Objectives and Outline

Transport Policy and Planning

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you will have an awareness of the grand challenges facing transport and the need for transport policy. You'll know what's needed for policy evaluation. You'll be able to describe how to:

  • maintain and implement transport plans
  • influence travel decisions
  • devise mobility management processes in developed and developing countries

You'll understand the importance of:

  • public transport, including marketing, branding, route planning
  • non-motorised transport, with lessons from local and regional initiatives
  • initiatives for electric vehicle related options from the region

Course Outline

  1. Grand challenges
  2. The historical context and the need for transport policy
  3. Future targets for climate change
  4. How to formulate policy and the key processes involved
  5. Gathering information for evidence-based policy making
  6. Stakeholder engagement
  7. Understanding public attitudes and policy acceptance
  8. Case studies of policy formulation from the UK, Europe and Worldwide
  9. Sustainable development commercial/residential (Home Zone site visit)
  10. Elements of travel planning
  11. Transport assessment, sustainable travel choices (salking, cycling, public transport (PT))
  12. Local Authority initiatives to improve air quality
  13. PT ticketing/price incentives
  14. Bus branding and route planning, PT Marketing
  15. Mobility Management (developed and developing countries)
Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.

Further Information

Transport Policy and Planning

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code CEG8434) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Course Materials

During the course, you will be able to access course materials electronically using the University Wifi. We suggest that you bring a laptop or tablet with PDF viewer if you wish to refer to the notes during the course. Please ensure that you make sure your electronic device is fully charged, as access to charging points may be limited within the lecture rooms.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Transport Policy and Planning

Presenters

Newcastle University
Industry Professionals
  • Mr Graham Hill
    • Network Design Manager
  • Mr J Turner
    • Jeff Turner Consultants

Fees

Transport Policy and Planning

Fees

  • Transport Policy and Planning
    • £1325 (duration 5 days)

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

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Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment attracts an additional fee of £365, and delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved.

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. Submit an Expression of Interest if you would like to be notified of future dates.