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Our partners

We offer an event partnership arrangement which would help create a strong association between your organisation and the issues that will be discussed at Smarter Travel Live! 2017. This is the biggest sustainable transport event in the industry and a collaboration as events partners is mutually beneficial. It will raise your profile whilst helping to promote Smarter Travel Live! 2017 to your networks. Find out more

British Parking Association

The BPA is the largest, most established and trusted professional association representing parking and traffic management in Europe. We are the recognised authority within the parking profession and use our influence to represent the best interests of the sector. We also provide an extensive range of membership services to support parking professionals & organisations every day.

We engender collaboration between stakeholders, members and government to support growth for our communities, improve compliance amongst those managing and using parking facilities, and encourages fairness and consistency to achieve the vision of excellence in parking for all. We are committed to promoting innovation, technology, growth and sustainability, and continue as always to promote the very highest of standards with the aim of making parking a recognised profession.

Parking policy has a major influence on people’s travel decisions, how people move and become mobile and technology is revolutionising the way people travel. The BPA are keen to connect emerging technology to people's mobility aspirations through developing new parking policy

We have formed Parking 20:20, a new group of parking and transport experts to explore these exciting and yet thought-provoking opportunities

We commissioned research to identify trends in future intelligent mobility and published a report, also entitled Parking 20:20 which identifies seven key areas where the BPA’s efforts must be directed:

  • Data and Apps

  • Payments

  • Integration

  • Real-Time Data

  • Shared Mobility and Car Clubs

  • Electric Vehicle Charging

  • Autonomous Vehicles

For further information visit or contact project lead Dave Smith, Head of Public Affairs and Research by emailing

or calling: 01444 447 316.


At Act TravelWise, we have been championing sustainable travel since the early 1990s. We are the UK’s premier network for all organisations working to promote sustainable transport and mobility. We aim to support our members in their work to promote sustainable travel through provision of first-class learning opportunities, partnership working, marketing support and networking events. 

Our Vision

A society in which people and organisations can meet their travel needs in ways that protect and enhance the environment, improve public health and support community well-being.

Our Mission

To support our members in their work to promote sustainable travel through provision of first-class learning opportunities, partnership working, marketing support and networking events, all with a specific focus on building expertise and experience in travel behaviour change and other cost-effective demand management measures.

Our History

Act TravelWise was formed in 2008 from a merger of The Association for Commuter Transport (ACT) and the National TravelWise Association (NTWA). Both organisations were membership bodies that had been working to promote travel behaviour change since the mid-1990s.


The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the UK is the membership organisation for professionals involved in the movement of goods and people and their associated supply chains. 

Members of the Institute are involved in the management and design of infrastructure, systems, processes and information flows and in the creation, management and development of effective organisations. The work of our members impacts directly on people, society and the environment, on business profitability and economic growth.

First established in 1919, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK is a registered charity and part of the CILT international family with over 33,000 members in countries across the world.

Our vision is for The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport to enable innovation, excellence and value creation for both individuals and corporate bodies by being the leading membership organisation and education provider within our community of professionals.


For more than 40 years, working with hundreds of thousands of inspiring people, Campaign for Better Transport has fought for better public transport, walking and cycling, for the sake of communities and the environment.

Our vision is a country where communities have affordable transport that improves quality of life and protects the environment.

An independent charity, we work by providing well-researched, practical solutions to transport problems, pressuring national and local government to adopt them, and empowering ordinary people up and down the country.

Our three main campaigns are:

Fair Fares Now: The UK has some of the most expensive rail fares in the world but despite this fares are continuing to rise year after year. We're calling for cheaper, fairer and simpler train fares. 

Save Our Buses: Day in and day out, buses link thousands of people up and down the country to jobs, schools and shops. We're fighting to save vital bus services which are threatened by Government spending cuts. 

Roads to Nowhere: We know that new roads don't solve people’s transport problems. We're calling for greener, cheaper alternatives to road-building.


The Royal Town Planning Institute is the UK's leading planning body for spatial, sustainable and inclusive planning and is the largest planning institute in Europe with over 24,000 members.

The RTPI is:

  • A membership organisation and a Chartered Institute responsible for maintaining professional standards and accrediting world class planning courses nationally and internationally

  • A charity whose charitable purpose is to advance the science and art of planning (including town and country and spatial planning) for the benefit of the public

  • A learned society

Our campaigning activity covers a wide range of issues, helping to raise the profile of the profession and generate awareness of the invaluable contribution planners make to building sustainable communities and helping to drive economic wealth. We also work in partnership with employers to promote the development of planning professionals.


Modeshift is the national membership organisation that specialises in active and sustainable travel.  Using our position as a leading organisation in the industry, we aim to be the centre of excellence for the promotion of sustainable travel choices in education, workplace and community settings by raising standards of industry delivery. This includes establishing a standard and level of implementation for travel plans, sharing best practice on the provision of travel choices information, and recognising excellence in the delivery of sustainable travel initiatives in schools and workplaces.

Alongside our membership offering, we deliver a range of services including nationally hosted accredited training courses and travel plan and accreditation systems. Modeshift STARS is our travel plan and awards scheme for schools outside of London, part of the DfT supported National School Travel Awards. STARSfor is our new system and rating scheme for the creation of development control and voluntary workplace travel plans.

Modeshift is owned and managed by its local authority members. The management board is formed of 13 voluntary posts. All members of the board are local authority based sustainable travel practitioners offering their time to support the industry of sustainable travel. Between them they volunteer over 250 days a year to allow Modeshift to operate and serve its members. 


The South East Midlands is a recognised national growth area. We have a population of 2 million people, over 900,000 jobs and 80,000 businesses and, contribute £50 billion to the national economy.

Our area is strategically located at core of the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge corridor, with significant strengths in high performance technology, logistics, high value manufacturing and cultural and creative industries enterprises and expertise.

By bringing together the private and public sectors, universities and education providers and not-for profit sectors, SEMLEP focuses on building a strong economy to achieve sustainable growth and prosperity for the benefit of our local communities.

Greener Journeys

Greener Journeys is a campaign dedicated to encouraging people to make more sustainable travel choices. We aim to reduce CO2 emissions from transport by encouraging people to switch some of their car journeys to bus or coach instead. Switching from car to bus for just one journey a month would mean one billion fewer car journeys on our roads and would save 2 million tonnes of CO2 every year.

We commission research on the wider benefits of the bus, present evidence to government and Parliament, build partnerships and run modal switch campaigns. Find out more about who we arewhat we do, read our publications, and find out what we have been up to recently.


RTIG is a community group which seeks to establish, support and promulgate good practice in the use of information and communications technology in public transport.

With members from public authorities, transport operators, consultancies and the systems industry, we have an impartial perspective and support the common good. We have an excellent relationship with national Government and work closely with other community groups.

RTIG works on behalf of its members as a whole, and delivers benefits though a range of activities, events and publications:

  • Regular workshops for members to discuss their concerns and to share their experiences

  • An extensive  library to assist those implementing systems

  • National buying power: we hold a communications framework contract on behalf of members

  • Development of standards at UK and European levels

  • Pooling understanding on the enablers and blockers to successful implementation

  • A variety of good practice guidelines for those implementing RTI

  • Links with other organisations interested in similar issues

  • Representation of the sector's collective views and interests to policymakers

RTIG benefits from a very broad range of members, covering the majority of public authorities, transport operators and systems providers in the UK, as well as an increasing number of international members.

Are you interested in joining your peers and becoming an RTIG member? If so, please contact us at 

 and we will guide you through the options. You may like to read our Subscriber terms and benefits, which includes information on membership levels and pricing.

transport focus

We are the independent transport user watchdog. Our mission is to get the best deal for passengers and road users. With a strong emphasis on evidence-based campaigning and research, we ensure that we know what is happening on the ground. We use our knowledge to influence decisions on behalf of passengers and road users to secure improvements and make a difference.

We have offices in London and Manchester. We tweet @transportfocus and you can also follow our Chief Executive, Anthony Smith, @anthonysmithTF. Sign up here to get email updates or our newsletters.

Urban Transport Group

The Urban Transport Group brings together and promotes the interests of Britain's largest urban areas on transport.  Our full members are Transport for West Midlands, Merseytravel (Merseyside), North East Combined Authority, South Yorkshire PTE (Sheffield City Region), Transport for Greater Manchester, Transport for London, West Yorkshire Combined Authority.  We also have associate members which are Bristol and the West of England Partnership, Nottingham City Council, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and Tees Valley Combined Authority. Between them our members serve over 24 million people.

As a network we do three things:

  • We make the case for urban transport - in particular on investment and on devolution of the powers our members need

  • We are Britain's premier professional network on urban transport issues which works together to learn from each other and do more for less through collaborative working and procurement

  • We provide thought leadership on urban transport which looks beyond the day-to-day to explore and propose innovative approaches to medium and long term challenges.

Policy and oversight of the Urban Transport Group is determined by our Board which is made up of a Director from each of our seven full members.  The Urban Transport Group has a small team of staff based in Leeds which work with our network of specialist groups (made up of representatives from our full and associate member organisations) to deliver an annual business plan.  Urban Transport Group staff also act as a central point of contact and expertise.


The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 168,000 members in 150 countries. It is also the most multidisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century.

The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers.


ITS UNITED KINGDOM, the UK association for the promotion of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), is a not-for-profit public/private sector association financed by members’ subscriptions, and provides a forum for all organisations concerned with ITS. We work to bring the benefits that ITS can offer in terms of economic efficiency, transport safety, and environmental benefits to the United Kingdom – and at the same time expand the ITS market.

Our 2017 Business Plan can be downloaded here.

The membership, over 150 UK organisations, comprises Government Departments, Local Authorities, consultants, manufacturing and service companies, and academic and research institutions.

Members benefit from ITS United Kingdom activities including seminars, workshops and regular news dissemination. ITS United Kingdom encourages discussion on issues such as public/private co-operation, standards, legislation, information provision and new technology.

Parking Review is the UK's leading independent magazine for parking professionals. 

Since 1989 Parking Review has been the definitive source of intelligence on the UK and international public and private parking sectorsEvery month Parking Review provides unrivalled news, views and analysis of the latest developments in both the on and off-street parking sectors.

The magazine is read by management level professionals in public and private sector parking management and covers everything from local authority parking enforcement to the refurbishment of multi-storeys, residents’ parking permit schemes and the management of shopping centre car parks.

The latest news can be read by clicking here

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