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 2024 members in 71 countries and areas across the world (5 March 2019):

Afghanistan 1
Albania 1
Algeria 2
Argentina 1
Australia 69
Austria 11
Bangladesh 9
Belgium 40
Bolivia 0
Brazil 33
Canada 40
Chile 14
China 272
Colombia 20
Costa Rica 0
Croatia 3
Cyprus 1
Czech Republic 3
Denmark 8
Ecuador 0
Egypt 3
Estonia 0
Ethiopia 2
Finland 9
France 103
Germany 114
Ghana 2
Greece 18
Hong Kong 15
Hungary 4
Iceland 1
India 320
Indonesia 24
Iran 5
Ireland 2
Israel 8
Italy 54
Japan 196
Kazakhstan 0
Kenya 2
Korean Republic 39
Lebanon 1
Lithuania 1
Luxembourg 1
Malaysia 10
Malta 2
Mexico 7
Montenegro 1
Netherlands 36
New Zealand 7
Nigeria 14
Norway 14
Pakistan 1
Palestine 1
Peru 0
Philippines 3
Poland 10
Portugal 10
Qatar 2
Romania 3
Russian Federation 3
Saudi Arabia 0
Serbia 4
Singapore 8
Slovenia 1
South Africa 19
South Korea 0
Spain 8
Sri Lanka 14
Sweden 38
Switzerland 16
Taiwan 33
Tanzania 1
Thailand 19
Togo 0
Turkey 16
Uganda 0
UAE 10
United Kingdom 108
United States 144
Uruguay 1
Venezuela 0
Vietnam 5
Zimbabwe 1
Unknown 2