Transport policy and planning

TRI has a long track record of contributing to local and national transport policy.  Members of TRI sit on local government committees, such as the City of Edinburgh Council Transport Forum, where our expertise is applied directly to the formation of new policy.  We also support national lobby groups through membership, such as Transform Scotland, to drive the national agenda.

Recent research in transport policy undertaken by members of TRI has included a review of the status of Travel Plans in the wake of the global financial crisis.  We are also currently working on a European project called PUSH-PULL-PARKING (  The project aims to assist cities across the continent to develop parking policies which encourage car drivers to use more sustainable modes of transport, and to institutionalise funding for sustainable modes from parking revenues.

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Contact linked in profile of Transport policy and planning web page for Transport policy and planning

+44 (0)131 455 3755

Richard Llewellyn
Room E52
Merchiston Campus
10 Colinton Road
EH10 5DT

Selected Publications

Fonzone, A. (2015, ). What do you do with your app? A study of bus rider decision-making with Real-Time Passenger Information. Paper presented at 94th TRB Annual conference, .

McTigue, C., Rye, T., Monios, J. (2016). The role of reporting mechanisms in transport policy implementation by local authorities in England. In: (Ed.) Proceedings of the World Conference on Transportation Research, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). : . .

Monios, J. (2017). Policy transfer or policy churn? Institutional isomorphism and neoliberal convergence in the transport sector. Environment and Planning A, 49, (2), 351-371.

Monios, J. (2017). Port governance in the UK: planning without policy. Research in Transportation Business and Management, 22, (), 78-88.

Hrelja, R., Monios, J., Rye, T., Isaksson, K., Scholten, C. (2017). The interplay of formal and informal institutions between local and regional authorities when creating well-functioning public transport systems. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 11, (8), 611-622.