ITLS seeks Chair in Public Transport to commence in 2018

31 Jul 2017

The role of Chair in Public Transport is a partnership between the NSW Government and the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies. Following the retirement of the current Chair, we are now seeking candidates for this position, to commence in 2018.

The Chair in Public Transport partnership was established with the NSW Government in 2007 as a means to accelerate research, education and training in public transport, in conjunction with the in-service training provided by government bodies, and to provide support for a strong local government capability in public transport policy and planning.

The Chair has been held by Professor Corinne Mulley from 2008 to February 2018, who becomes an Emeritus Professor following her retirement. We are now looking to appoint a new Chair Professor to this prestigious position.

Public transport is an important element of the transport system and plays an increasingly important part in developing sustainable cities. The NSW Government is committed to plans predicated on increasing public transport use which in turn requires professional capacity building to ensure that the skills and knowledge are available to support the development of public transport.

These skills include:

  • Integrated transport and land use accessibility and mobility planning.
  • Transport policy and regulation evaluation.
  • Transport modelling, pricing and parking policy development.
  • Determining public transport planning and priority criteria.
  • Traffic management.
  • Appropriate use of information technology.
  • Determining methods for efficient use of road space.
  • Public transport planning.
  • Public transport systems operation.