A good transport system is essential to a healthy society and economy. Transport links communities and enables people and businesses to access:
Goods and services
Education and training
Hospitals, medical and allied health services
Entertainment, sport, and recreation facilities
Social and family networks.
We believe it is important to remind the community and government of the importance of transport – and of our members who plan, design, build, measure and manage our systems.
Every day our members identify, investigate, and develop solutions for safety, efficiency, accessibility, and sustainability in transport. Their considerations include
transitioning to more sustainable, fit-for-purpose transport choices as an important step in reducing emissions and lessening the impact of transport on the environment
ensuring the safety and connectivity of transport networks to build the resilience of communities and industries, particularly in times of disaster
the need to design and manage the safe movement of people and vehicles to minimise the risk of harm while supporting flourishing communities and economies
transporting materials, products, and goods to market in a cost-effective and timely manner, particularly in regional areas
enabling the efficient movement of people and goods in ways that are safe, inclusive and minimise impact on the environment, and supports economic and community prosperity.
To have a good transport system we need:
A diverse and inclusive community of transport professionals and practitioners that has sufficient capacity to handle the demand.
Capable transport professionals and practitioners with the qualifications, skills, and experience to plan, design, engineer, deliver, operate, and manage the system.
A system of data collection, monitoring, and evaluation to provide an evidence based to support decision making.
A range of fit-for-purpose modelling tools and analytics to inform decision making.
A culture of research and innovation that is collaborative across sectors and disciplines.
Effective engagement, collaboration and co-design that is inclusive and encompasses all communities and stakeholders.
Sustainable and transparent funding models.
Sound evidence based public policy and bipartisan approaches to long term transport policy directions.
Recognition that systems must accommodate and account for the fact that road users make mistakes.
Government and industry commitment to educating and supporting the next generation of transport and planning professionals
As the national association for traffic and transport professionals, AITPM is focused on leading our members to connect, collaborate, and participate to advance their skills, capability and knowledge in order to support a good transport system.