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Welcome to the home page for the Association for Commuter Transport (ACT). The Association for Commuter Transport (ACT) is dedicated to the promotion of sustainable transport, improved air quality and reduced car dependency through the encouragement of commuter travel planning and travel plans.

Mission Statement:

ACT's mission is to increase and broaden awareness of developing sustainable, integrated transport options and to provide a powerful voice to help shape new initiatives affecting commuters and employers. ACT also offers networking and professional development opportunities to its members.

Imagine if a vehicle robot immediately works out directions for your travel using Google Maps.


The following step is to picture a new generation of transport without drivers. If sensors are built to mechanically sense fellow folks who cross the road or other automobiles that approach this vehicle, then the automated sensors can direct the cars in crowded junctions. Where are we lacking so as to build a new generation of autos or autos with AI? For one thing safety of travel is of high importance. The next thing is whether local ruling bodies will supply licenses to technology developers to let such vehicles run on public roads.

The other debatable point is when such technology is commercially employed will it guarantee safety of travel to all of the passengers. Will cars kitted out with AI ( AI ) be able to avoid accidents, fast sand pits, slink thru traffic so on and so forth? Also will research enroll all possible cases where care must be taken so that AI controlled vehicles don't cause damage to the general public. A positive point at the debate is that AI will improve folks processes. Almost all of the traffic infringements are done by folks driving randomly or driving rash or driving when bladdered. Using AI systems and fixed guide trails for vehicles to navigate between places just as an AGV navigates in automated factories will ensure that the quantity of traffic offenses that are done by folks is reduced. For all you know using AI to drive vehicles may improve our traffic conditions.

What are ACT's objectives?

  • To provide a high quality information, advice, support, and services to members.
  • To bring together public and private sector organisations and individuals with an interest, involvement or stake in achieving the Mission Statement and to seek a partnership relationship with these bodies to promote common goals.
  • To raise awareness of, and to develop and promote, ideas and initiatives to reduce car dependency for commuting journeys; including shared ride arrangements, public transport, walking, cycling and work practices which reduce the need to travel.
  • To promote members' views and act as their voice to Government and other influential bodies (with an involvement or interest in transport).
  • To support new Government and Local Government ideas and initiatives which are in accordance with the objectives of ACT.
  • To identify, promote, and exchange of examples of best practices of Travel Planning throughout the world.
  • To foster and undertake research into any aspect of the objectives of ACT which is in the best interests of all its members.
  • To provide and support opportunities for all those employed in promoting commuter travel planning.
  • To promote and encourage the establishment of similar organisations throughout the world.

Board Members

  • Ken Russell, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
  • Alastair Duff, British Airports Authority (Chairman)
  • Barry Cross, City of Edinburgh Council
  • Tom Rye, Colin Buchanon & Partners
  • Gordon Dewar, First Group ยท Ian Chatfield, Nottingham City Council
  • Steve Calvert, Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Lynn Morgan, Steer Davies Gleave
  • Dr Colin Black, WS Atkins
  • Sarah Clifford, VIPRE-UK Ltd
  • Observer - Anthea Nicholson, Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions (DTLR)

ACT Secretariat

The Secretariat for ACT is PTRC Education and Research Services Ltd based in London.