Transport Strategy and Planning: Moving People

Know how to plan for moving people in uncertain times

Learn frameworks and best practices to help you address disrupted travel patterns, develop your strategic thinking and prepare better plans.

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with Professor Phil Charles

Fast track your journey to learn how to consider uncertainty and becoming a better transport planner.

Who has attended previous courses?

Professionals from these organisations have attended previous transport planning courses

Over 140 professionals have attended transport strategy and planning courses run by TFI since 2008.

See what past students said

"Highlighted the need to be more strategic and broader minded of full multimodal suite of solutions to meet the transport needs of the future."

Transport Planner

"Provided a better understanding of the interrelationship between various transport modes."


"Gave me a much wider perspective of planning for transport."

Transport Professional

"Provided a greater understanding of the wider context of integrated transport planning."

Project Manager

Who is Moving People for?

Transport Planners

You are, or about to be, involved in a transport strategy or planning project and want to learn best practice.

Transport Consultants

You are a transport consultant and want to build your capability and expertise in transport planning to get more work.

Transport Professionals

You are a transport professional and want to build you transport strategy and planning skill set.

Topics Covered

Strategic Context
What is transport planning? What are the current and emerging challenges and opportunities and desired transport outcomes?  What are best practice transport planning frameworks? 

Strategic Plans
What does a transport strategy/plan look like? What are the types of transport plans and studies, and when are they used? What are the success factors in developing Moving People plans? 

Travel Behaviour 
Do we cater for cater for travel demand or manage it? What are the options for travel demand management and changing travel behaviour?

Land Use & Transport
What are the linkages between land use and transport and the implications for Moving People?

Key Stakeholders 
Why are stakeholders important? What are the key principles in involving stakeholders in Moving People studies?

Road Traffic
What are the characteristics, challenges and planning principles for reliable and safe car traffic movement? 

What are the characteristics, challenges and desired outcomes for safe and reliable transit services? 

Walking and Cycling
What are the characteristics, challenges and planning principles for walking and cycling?

How do you conduct option generation, evaluation, and undertake target setting? What funding is available? What are the appropriate institutional arrangements?

What current and emerging trends and disruptive technologies (such as autonomous vehicles, mobility on demand, electric bikes etc) should be cater for?

Meet your expert instructor 

Professor Phil Charles Founder Transport Futures Institute

Phil has extensive and wide ranging experience in transport strategy and planning, working in government, as a consultant, and a professor.

He developed this course because he saw many professionals did not have a sound transport planning base, which is required to understand how to provide practical, value for money plans.    

He has helped many transport professionals increase their capability, enjoy their work and even get promoted.    

If you wish to build and protect your career as a transport professional in government or consulting, especially when we are facing an uncertain future, then this course is for you.

Course Syllabus

This course will provide students with the opportunity to acquire or enhance the professional skills required to undertake transport strategy and planning projects.


Moving People Strategy
Establishing the context of a transport strategy is a key to success. You will critically evaluate Moving People strategic plans to identify and apply best practice transport planning frameworks. Being able to identify and engage key stakeholders is critical to getting support for your Moving People strategy.


Moving People Planning – Supply
Each of the primary modes of Moving People need to be considered – road traffic, transit, walking and cycling. You will learn the characteristics, challenges, and planning principles for reliable and safe movement.  


Moving People Planning – Demand
Planning for Moving People starts with understanding travel demand and travel behaviour. You will explore the linkages between land use and transport and the implications for travel demand and evaluate the options for changing travel behaviour.


Moving People Results
Moving People plans need to consider implementation and delivery, including how to develop and evaluate options, through to monitoring results. Developing a Moving People strategy have to consider current and emerging trends and disruptions – you will provide flexibility to adapt to new directions.

Frequently Asked Questions

The course starts as soon as you enrol! It is a self-paced online course - and you can decide when and where you take the course. 

You have access to all the online materials which covers short videos, notes, links to readings and references, tools, case studies and application exercises. You will have access to a private community forum where you can post your thoughts, ask questions of your colleagues and the instructor. On successful completion of the course, you can get a certificate of completion.

We suggest you block out in your calendar 45-60 minutes, 2-3 times a week over 4 weeks. You can complete the course at your own pace.

You can post questions in the forum and you have email access to the instructor. 

After enrolling, you have ongoing access to this course for 6 months.

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days, provide evidence that you have made a reasonable attempt at the course and we will give you a full refund.

There is no prior knowledge or academic requirements, only a basic understanding of the transport industry. 

This course is aimed at transport professionals - both employees of transport federal, state and local agencies and consultants that work with transport agencies. It is aimed at providing continuing professional development and building capability to protect your future. It is suited to those new to transport or wanting a refresher or broader understanding of transport strategy and planning.

The course costs $495.00 (including GST). This course is an updated and expanded version of the previous two day in-person short course run previously which cost $1540!

Course Curriculum