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 1,005 members in 61 countries and areas across the world (October 2019):

Afghanistan 1
Albania 1
Algeria 0
Argentina 1
Australia 24
Austria 6
Bangladesh 9
Belgium 16
Bolivia 0
Brazil 17
Canada 19
Chile 4
China 45
Colombia 8
Costa Rica 0
Croatia 3
Cyprus 0
Czech Republic 1
Denmark 6
Ecuador 0
Egypt 2
Estonia 0
Ethiopia 2
Finland 1
France 29
Germany 45
Ghana 1
Greece 5
Hong Kong 4
Hungary 2
Iceland 1
India 347
Indonesia 7
Iran 5
Ireland 0
Israel 2
Italy 27
Jamaica 1
Japan 100
Kazakhstan 0
Kenya 2
Korean Republic 13
Lebanon 0
Lithuania 1
Luxembourg 0
Malaysia 4
Malta 1
Mauritius 1
Mexico 3
Montenegro 0
Netherlands 17
New Zealand 2
Nigeria 11
Norway 7
Pakistan 0
Palestine 1
Peru 1
Philippines 3
Poland 5
Portugal 4
Qatar 2
Romania 1
Russian Federation 2
Saudi Arabia 0
Serbia 1
Singapore 2
Slovenia 3
South Africa 10
South Korea 0
Spain 4
Sri Lanka 14
Sweden 15
Switzerland 4
Taiwan 15
Tanzania 0
Thailand 5
Togo 0
Turkey 1
Uganda 0
UAE 3
United Kingdom 49
United States 52
Uruguay 0
Venezuela 0
Vietnam 4
Zimbabwe 0
Unknown 0