Who are we?

ETP is a research organisation based in Brighton specialising in the field of public transport, pedestrianisation, cycling and traffic calming.


ETP has a strong research record, particularly related to practical impact issues and the interaction of different street and transport users. There is significant experience of consultation with local authorities and operators across Europe, and also planning and conducting surveys.


Most of the research and publications in the last 20 years have covered international transport issues in urban areas, analysing problems and suggesting solutions. During the last decade, work has been exclusively in the public transport field, mainly on light rail. With reference to the latter some of the most recent important work has analysed the different technical issues and political choices between buses, light rail and guided buses. Research has also been conducted into the success factors of light rail systems.

During the last few years, work has been carried out on analysing the economic impacts of 15 international light rail schemes and a study has been undertaken on the economic impact of underground railways and suburban railways in several European metropolitan areas. A study has recently being conducted on public transport accessibility and its effect on car ownership in five countries.


ETP utilises the services of personnel qualified in technical drawing and translation, including Dr Graham Crampton who contributes to research projects on questions relating to economics and statistical analysis.