BRT+ Centre of Excellence
The Centre for Transport Development is a member of the Bus Rapid Transit Centre of Excellence, an international research collaboration that aims to develop scientific knowledge and dissemination around planning, design, financing, implementation and operation of public transport (including BRT) in different urban areas. Funded by the Volvo Research and Education Foundation for a five-year period, the Centre is lead by Pontificia Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile, with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Pretoria, the University of Sydney and the World Resources Institute as core partners. UP's involvement wil specifically be aimed at promoting and undertaking research and outreach on BRT in the context of African cities and their public transport.
International Network for Transport and Accessibility in Low Income Communities
The CTD participates in the International Network for Transport and Accessibility in Low Income Communities (INTALInc), coordinated by the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds.
The goal of the network is to promote awareness, scholarly exchange, and engagement with decision makers around issues of access and exclusion, and the role that transport plays in this.
Gautrain Management Agency
Through an ongoing collaboration with the Gautrain Management Agency, the CTD is conducting research on the benefits and impacts of public transport investment in Gauteng. Ongoing research topics include the role of e-hailing (Uber, Lyft) in the public transport market, improved appraisal of public transport projects, and passengers' choice of access modes to/from rail stations.