Multimodal Integrated Transport Planning

A practical introduction to planning and managing multimodal integrated transport planning studies.

The economic strength of a region, the health and social welfare of its residents, and impact on the environment are integrally linked to the transport system. Multimodal integrated transport is about planning transport systems to best serve the needs of a region.

An intensive short course providing practical training.
Held: 11-12 April 2019 at USQ Toowoomba and 27-28 May 2019 in Maroochydore.

Why should you do this course?

This course will help transport professionals to:

  • learn the key concepts of multimodal integrated transport in an urban and regional context
  • understand current  and emerging practices in transport planning studies and how to get results
  • be aware of the challenges and practical issues in integrating multi-modal transport and how to deal with them
  • apply the multimodal transport planning process to the delivery of a planning study
  • evaluate the effectiveness of multimodal integrated transport process in the delivery of desired transport outcomes
  • engage in practical group exercises translating concepts into practice
  • know where to obtain more information.

This course will help transport professionals develop skills and knowledge to:

  • satisfy professional development requirements of their employer and professional association
  • develop professional capability and increase competence
  • increase productivity – know what to do, and how to do it successfully
  • enhance career opportunities – build key skills and knowledge.

Who should take this course? 

The purpose of this course is to provide transport professionals with conceptual and applied aspects of multimodal integrated transport planning projects and engaging key stakeholders. 

It is for professionals involved in planning and implementing transport planning projects, including staff in state and local government and consultants. 

It will provide a broader understanding of multi-modal integrated transport planning and is particularly suited to those new to transport or those wanting a refresher.

This course will enable professionals to gain knowledge and concepts; understand what that means in their context, building on their experience; then apply these concepts to practical case scenarios.

A pathway to a transport graduate qualification for this course is under consideration by the University of Southern Queensland.

Course Curriculum

1. Developing Transport Strategy: What is transport planning? Why plan transport? What are the strategic context, service requirements and desired transport outcomes and integrated planning frameworks?

2. Undertaking Transport Planning: What are the types of plans and studies and when are they used?  How do you use the 4-step travel demand forecast process and modelling outputs? What are the success factors?

3. Integrating Transport and Land Use: What are the linkages between land use and transport and the implications for planning studies?

4. Managing Travel Demand: Do we cater for demand or manage it? What are the options for travel demand management and changing travel behaviour?

5. Moving People:  Road Traffic: What are the characteristics? What is involved in planning for reliable and safe traffic movement?

6. Moving People:  Public Transport: What are the characteristics? Challenges and desired outcomes for safe and reliable passenger transport by bus and train – system capacity, modal integration, and quality of facilities?

7. Moving People:  Walking and Cycling: What are the characteristics ? What are the principles for planning for walking & cycling?

8. Moving Goods: Freight Transport: How do you plan for the safe economic and reliable movement of goods by road, rail, air?

9. Engaging Key Stakeholders: Why are stakeholders important? What are the key principles in involving stakeholders in transport planning studies? How to navigate institutional arrangements?

10. Developing Transport Options: How do you conduct option generation and analysis, balance approaches/modes, undertake target setting and evaluate options?

11. Preparing Investment Proposals: What are the funding needs in a transport study and how funding can be obtained?

12. Managing Benefits Realisation: How do you identify and deliver desired transport outcomes?

13. Emerging Trends in Transport:  What are the future implications for integrated transport planning of electric and connected vehicles and mobility as a service?

A series of group exercises will be undertaken during the course to enable issues presented to be discussed, analysed and applied to realworld scenarios.

How is this course presented?

This is a blended learning course, which involves an intensive two-day short course – with presentations, discussions, and group exercises.

Learning involves gaining knowledge, understanding what that means for you, then applying these concepts in practical situations.

This course works like this … you read the notes, and in some cases additional readings, and/or case studies (knowledge) – then do a reflection exercise to understand what this means for you (understanding) – and then translate what you have just learned in an exercise (in the short course there are group exercises) (application).

Who presents this course?

Professor Phil Charles, the founder of Transport Futures Institute, is an experienced practitioner and strategic adviser to government, and skilled educator and trainer with wide-ranging experience in government, consulting and academia.

See Phil’s profile on LinkedIn