Transport Economists’ Group

Formed in 1973, the Group provides a forum for people involved in transport economics to meet regularly and discuss matters of mutual interest. Membership is open to both economists working in transport and all others whose work is connected with transport economics. The aim of the Group is to improve the quality of transport management, planning and decision making by promoting lectures, discussions and publications related to the economics of transport and of the environment within which the industry functions.

Next meeting 27 September 2023 at 18:00 to 19:30 online

The next meeting of the Transport Economists’ Group will be on Wednesday 27 September 2023 online.

Csaba Pogonyi of Arup will speak on The transformational impacts of transport.

Csaba works as a Senior Economist at Arup in the City Economics team. His work focuses on using various quantitative evaluation techniques to understand the impacts of transport projects.

Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) and Ove Arup & Partners (Arup) were appointed by the Department for Transport to research how the context surrounding a transport investment may determine whether it leads to the economic or social transformation of an area.

The main objective of the assignment was to describe how, and under what contexts, transport interventions have had a ‘transformative’ impact on a locality or region, and how this has affected the economy and the wellbeing of the community. The Department for Transport would like to understand and quantify the effect of contextual factors behind transformational impacts (such as underlying socioeconomic factors, inclusion of local development strategies, use of social and human capital, other related investments, and wider policies), and to understand the transmission mechanisms through which the transport intervention works with other contextual factors to affect the economy and community wellbeing.

To enable us to send you a link with instructions on how to join the meeting, please click on the link below and send us an email before 18:00 on Tuesday 26 September. It will help if you can also include your name and position and whether you are a TEG member.

I wish to attend the September TEG meeting online at 18:00

(Alternatively, email with Subject “I wish to attend the September TEG meeting online at 18:00” to

We will send you a meeting link approximately 24 hours in advance. When online, the online meeting room will normally be open after 17:45 for 18:00.

We aim to begin the speaker’s presentation promptly at 18:00.

All with an interest in the subject are welcome to attend our regular TEG meetings, whether a member or not.