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 1419 members in 68 countries and areas across the world (30 September 2018):

Albania 1
Algeria 2
Argentina 1
Australia 51
Austria 8
Bangladesh 0
Belgium 40
Bolivia 0
Brazil 24
Canada 30
Chile 12
China 246
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 84
Germany 93
Ghana 1
Greece 17
Hong Kong 14
Hungary 4
Iceland 0
India 73
Indonesia 17
Iran 2
Ireland 2
Israel 8
Italy 45
Japan 150
Kazakhstan 0
Kenya 0
Korean Republic 30
Lebanon 1
Luxembourg 1
Malaysia 7
Malta 2
Mexico 4
Montenegro 1
Netherlands 23
New Zealand 6
Nigeria 7
Norway 9
Palestine 1
Peru 0
Philippines 1
Poland 10
Portugal 8
Qatar 1
Romania 2
Russian Federation 2
Saudi Arabia 0
Serbia 4
Singapore 8
Slovenia 1
South Africa 11
South Korea 0
Spain 6
Sri Lanka 1
Sweden 30
Switzerland 13
Taiwan 22
Tanzania 1
Thailand 15
Togo 0
Turkey 18
Uganda 0
UAE 8
United Kingdom 75
Unknown 2
Uruguay 1
USA 118
Venezuela 0
Vietnam 3
Zimbabwe 1