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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. It is currently led by Simon Linnett, Executive Vice-Chairman of Rothschild.

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Research Contributors and Supporters

We are grateful 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.

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:

  • Alstom Transport
  • Arriva
  • Arup Group Limited
  • Associated British Ports
  • Birmingham Airport
  • British Land
  • Cubic Transportation Systems
  • DHL
  • Gatwick Airport
  • Go-Ahead Group
  • Heathrow Airport
  • International Airlines Group
  • NATS
  • Network Rail
  • Peter Brett Associates
  • Siemens
  • SNCF
  • Transport for London

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

Since its launch in October 1999 the Commission has also been fortunate to receive research grants from the following organisations:

  • The Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Sainsbury Family Trusts
  • Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
  • Rees Jeffreys Road Fund
  • Norwich Union
  • Department for Transport

The Trustees are deeply grateful for the support of these generous bodies.