About Us

The Independent Transport Commission

The Independent Transport Commission (ITC) is Britain’s foremost independent land use and transport think tank. We are a research charity committed to providing insight and analysis of the most pressing long-term strategic issues in the fields of transport and land use. We explore the long-term consequences of current policy, we consider new approaches and we make recommendations on the way forward.

The ITC was launched in 1999 in response to HM Government’s transport white paper, and quickly established itself as a leading research voice in the fields of land use and transport. The current Director is Dr Matthew Niblett and the Chairman is Terry Hill CBE, Chairman of the Ove Arup Foundation.

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Research Contributors and Supporters

The Trustees have pleasure in acknowledging the generous support of our Core Benefactors. Our core supporters are major companies and organisations who have kindly backed the ITC’s mission and charitable research with a multi-year commitment to grant funding.

Drawn from across the transport and land use worlds, our team of core benefactors enable the ITC’s charitable work to continue:



Arup Group Limited,

Bolt UK,

British Land,

Cubic Transportation Systems,

Heathrow Airport

High Speed 2 Ltd

Mott Macdonald

Network Rail


Royal Dutch Shell




Stagecoach Group

We are also grateful for our ‘Silver Supporters’ – who have committed to support the ITC at a lower threshold. These supporters include Stephen Rinsler, Director of Bisham Consulting. We gratefully acknowledge their support.

We would also like to express our gratitude to Alan Baxter Associates and Rothschild for use of their information and image archive, and to Gary Love at Reach for the branding, design of print materials and build of the website.