All academics, experts and interested individuals are welcome to take part in the Society activities. To do so, you are invited to apply to be an individual member. A Country or Area Representative (CAR) has been appointed for each area and country. He or she works as a liaison with the WCTR society, and is here to help you to become a member and to obtain all the information needed on membership benefits. You can find your representative on each region’s webpage (on the right).
Membership is generally for a three-year period and runs from one World Conference on Transport Research to the following Conference. Everyone who registers to attend a WCTR conference will automatically become a member of the Society. If you are unable to attend a conference but would like to become a member, or wish to renew your membership, pleasedownload and complete the application form below and return it to the WCTRS Secretariat. Once your payment has been received you will receive an electronic confirmation of your application.
Benefits of membership
Each individual member is entitled to the following sources of interest and benefits:
Access to a truly international network of transport academics and practitioners, which is the only such worldwide network, with nearly 1400 (December 2017) experts interested in transport research, representing over 80 countries
A wide variety of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), each dedicated to a specific academic topic from mode specific policy and modelling, to solutions for climate change and disaster resilience. The full list can be found on the SIGs webpage.
A free on-line subscription to the Society’s two Journals: Transport Policy and Case Studies on Transport Policy
On-line access to the proceedings of past conferences
Liaison with some 30 partner journals, which publish the best conference papers
Outreach to international organisations such as the International Transport Forum, World Bank and UNFCCC conferences
WCTRS Young Initiatives including the WCTRS-Y Conference, grants awarded to young researchers, and dedicated newsletters and job information
Opportunities to contribute to the planning of a future World Conference through participation in Special Interest Groups and other Society activities
Please complete all sections of the application form below and forward it to the Secretariat at the address shown, or by email;
Our preferred method of payment is by bank transfer to the account shown. However, if this causes any problems, please contact the Secretariat to discuss other options;