Specialist education in transport planning and policy.
Welcome to the Transport Futures Institute – where you can find education and training to build your professional practice. We help professionals increase their capability and competence, progress in a new area and get promoted.
To help professionals in transport policy and planning be more successful into the future, by providing engaging, highly effective specialist education and training.
- improve professional performance – in terms of value for money, productivity and getting results
- focus on critical skills and knowledge – the key concepts, principles and tools
- provide real world, practical skills, tools and knowledge for practitioners, tailored to industry needs
- employ leading practice adult education – active, interesting, applied learning
- utilise latest research, current practice and recent developments.
The principal faculty are distinguished practitioners and skilled educators, with wide ranging experience in government, consulting and academia.
Professor Phil Charles, founder of the Transport Futures Institute, has developed and implemented transport strategy and policy initiatives across Australia and is an experienced educator and trainer. He has expertise and experience in transport strategy development and implementation, intelligent transport systems, road safety, traffic and incident management, public transport, strategic analysis and futures scanning, institutional strengthening, professional capability development and market assessment for transport technologies.
He has worked in technical and senior management roles covering transport strategy, planning and operations; research, education and consulting. Prof Charles is a Professor of Transport at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. He has graduate and postgraduate qualifications in civil engineering (transport), business, public administration and education.
Ken Deutscher is an internationally experienced transport planner who has been involved in many of the major transport initiatives in south east Queensland over the past 15 years. He has a proven record in senior management, transport planning and major transport projects in both state and local government.
As a consultant Ken specialises in strategic transport policy and planning work, with a particular focus on integrated transport solutions and public transport. Key projects completed include Connecting SEQ 2031, the establishment of the Gold Coast Rapid Transit Project, rail strategic planning, bus network planning and area based transport studies for the Queensland Government. Ken has also worked on integrated public transport planning in the UK and bus rapid transit in China. Ken holds an Honours Degree in Urban and Regional Planning and technical qualifications in land and engineering surveying.