Recordings and presentations for each event are available to request for TSUG members.
Please use the Request information links below
Ultra-light rail (ULR) solutions to deliver levelling up and growth, based on self-powered biomethane systems to support a net zero circular economyBeverley Nielsen, Ultra-Light Rail Partners Ltd (September 2023)
A way of switching from polluting, rubber-tyred cars, buses and freight vehicles to energy-efficient, steel-wheeled, ultra-lightweight trams in town centres.
Advantages such as freeing up parking areas and permitting low-cost passenger journeys and goods distribution.
An overview of the economic and environmental case for ULR based on studies for specific towns.
Secrets of a Travel Survey: How New Zealand drives its transport evidence by walking in the country’s shoesDr Roselle Thoreau, The Ministry of Transport in New Zealand (July 2023)
An overview of the information collected and its importance
A discussion of its challenges including COVID and a societal decrease in government trust
An overview of the latest findings.
Information on access for non New Zealand researchers.
ORR Rail StatisticsInformation and Analysis team, ORR (July 2023)
An overview of rail statistics published by ORR.
ORR’s data portal and recent improvements.
An overview of the latest trends in both passenger usage and freight usage of statistics to end March 2023 which will be published in early June.
Future developments in rail statistics, including new environmental data.
Transport Data StrategyKatherine Williamson, Department for Transport (May 2023)
Tying together all the various workstreams and initiatives to make best use of limited resources and ensure consistent approach.
Helping to address the underlying barriers to data access / sharing and use.
Facilitating the growth of the right infrastructure and creating a heathy data ecosystem that fosters innovation.
Supporting data interoperability between modes and geographical areas and systems (e.g. transport with energy and smart infrastructure).
How Covid has affected bus demandPeter White, University of Westminster, Rebecka Steven, Confederation of Passenger Transport (March 2023)
A review on how COVID has affected bus demand, the extent to which it has recovered, and what the future holds.
A comparison of the effects of the pandemic on bus trends, against that from rail and car.
A summary of the implications for the future of local bus industuries and research issues.
Aviation Statistics: Covid and beyondAndy Schofield, Department for Transport (January 2023)
A summary of the aviation statistics currently published by the DfT.
An overview of recent trends in the sector (passenger and freight), in particular the impact of the pandemic and the extent of recovery.
Future developments in aviation statistics, with a brief look at areas of current interest, such as decarbonisation and aviation noise.
A discussion of the use of current statistics by TSUG members, current data gaps, and whether there are other statistics which would be beneficial for users.
The future of e-bikes in urban areas, and their role for commuting and replacing vansRachel Aldred & Ersilia Verlinghieri, University of Westminster (December 2022)
An overview of work undertaken using the DfT's Propensity to Cycle Toll (PCT) to explore the e-bike boost that could be provided by the mass take-up of e-bikes, above and beyond achieving a Dutch-style cycline culture and infrastructure.
An overview of the Promise of Low Cargo Freight project which analysed the logistics potential of cargo bikes for urban deliveries using GPS data.
Road Safety trends and international comparisonsKit Mitchell (November 2022)
An overview of long term trends in road safety statistics, back to 1901, and more recent comparisons with some European and non-European countries.
A particular focus on trends in British road casualties, types of road users involved, and the factors contributing to casualties.
National Travel Survey Lisa Eyers, Department for Transport (September 2022)
An overview of the latest NTS results, and what insights they provide into trends in travel patterns during the COVID-19 and post-pandemic periods, including who is travelling and why.
Challenges of running the survey during the lockdown, how the survey methodology was adapted to over come these challenges, and impacts on how the resulting data should be analysed.
Future developments in the NTS, in particular, progress of the work to move towards digital travel diaries.