About WCTRS

Objective

The objective of the WCTRS is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas among transport 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 transport; the World Conferences are the place where leading transport professionals from all countries and areas convene to learn from one another.

One unique role for the WCTRS is 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.

Research areas

The Society is multi-modal, multi-disciplinary, and multi-sectoral. The members span almost all aspects of transport research, planning, policy and management. In general, the World Conferences will mirror this breadth of interests.

Geographical scope

The WCTRS has members in 83 countries and areas across the world (December 2016):

Albania 1
Algeria 2
Argentina 1
Australia 51
Austria 8
Bangladesh 0
Beirut 0
Belgium 40
Bolivia 0
Brazil 23
Canada 29
Chile 11
China 237
Colombia 15
Costa Rica 0
Croatia 3
Cyprus 1
Czech Republic 3
Denmark 4
Ecuador 0
Egypt 3
Estonia 0
Ethiopia 2
Finland 9
France 82
Germany 92
Ghana 1
Greece 17
Hong Kong 13
Hungary 4
Iceland 0
India 70
Indonesia 17
Iran 5
Ireland 2
Israel 8
Italy 43
Japan 137
Kazakhstan 0
Kenya 0
Korea, Republic of 30
Lebanon 1
Luxembourg 1
Malaysia 5
Malta 2
Mexico 4
Montenegro 1
Netherlands 23
New Zealand 6
Nigeria 7
Norway 9
Palestine 1
Peru 0
Philippines 1
Poland 8
Portugal 7
Qatar 1
Romania 2
Russian Federation 1
Saudi Arabia 0
Serbia 1
Singapore 8
Slovenia 1
South Africa 8
South Korea 0
Spain 6
Sri Lanka 1
Sweden 30
Switzerland 13
Taiwan 22
Tanzania 1
Thailand 15
Togo 0
Turkey 13
Uganda 0
United Arab Emirates 8
United Kingdom 73
Uruguay 1
United States of America 115
Venezuela 0
Vietnam 3
Zimbabwe 1