FAQ   |   contacts

   
 

welcoming message    local steering committee    topic areas    WCTR information

 
 

WCTR information


From the website of WCTRS (www.wctrs.org)

 

 

...a common interest in promoting state of the art and state of the practice in all areas of transport research.

The objective of the WCTRS (World Conference on Transport Research Society) is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas among transportation researchers, managers, policy makers, and educators from all over the world, from a perspective which is multi-modal, multi-disciplinary, and multi-sectoral. The Society has become a primary forum for such international exchanges in transportation; the World Conferences are the place where leading transportation professionals from all countries convene to learn from one another.

It is an unique role for the WCTR to identify emerging issues and opportunities of a policy, managerial, or technical nature which will influence transportation research, policy, management and education in future years. In this way, the Society and the Conference intend to play a strong leadership role in bridging the gaps between research and practice.

The Society is multi-modal, multi-disciplinary, and multi-sectoral. The members interests cover almost all aspects of transportation research, planning, policy and management. In general, the World Conferences do mirror these breadths of interests. WCTRS membership currently represents 64 countries and aims to extend its influence.

The World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR) is organized every three years under the authority of a permanent body, the WCTR Society. It brings together managers, policy analysts, advisers, operators and academics, all with a common interest in promoting state of the art and state of the practice in all areas of transport research.

12th WCTR: Lisbon, Portugal, 2010 (July 11-15)

11th WCTR: Berkeley, USA, 2007

10th WCTR: Istanbul, Turkey, 2004

9th WCTR: Seoul, Korea, 2001

8th WCTR: Antwerp, Belgium, 1998

7th WCTR: Sydney, Australia, 1995

6th WCTR: Lyon, France, 1992

5th WCTR: Yokohama, Japan, 1989

4th WCTR: Vancouver, Canada, 1986

3rd WCTR: Hamburg, Germany, 1983

2nd WCTR: London, England, 1980

1st WCTR: Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1977

Pre-WCTR conference: Bruges, Belgium, 1973


back to top


Website of the 12th World Conference on Transport Research - Lisbon 2010