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Transport Policy and Legislation

Newcastle University
Contact Provider
Newcastle upon Tyne
33 hours over 5 days
Short Course
This is an introductory course on the Transport Masters Programme and therefore most appropriate for engineers and planners in the early part of their career, or those transferring from a non-transport background.
School of Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

This course introduces you to the grand challenges, the process of policy formulation, stakeholder engagement, and policy evaluation, using appropriate and relevant case studies from the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

The course:

  • provides an introduction to the nature and orientation of post-war traffic growth and possible future scenarios, and how policy has evolved to attempt to match the demand for and supply of road space
  • describes the local, regional and national government structures relating to the delivery of transport services
  • orientates transport and transport policy within the wider context of sustainability, for example in terms of economic growth, climate change, health, social exclusion and education
  • introduces key policy documents and legislation relevant to transport at the local, national and international level in areas such as planning, policy and finance; alternative transport modes; environmental issues; health and safety; and energy and fuels

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