LTA Academy

LTA Academy is the capability building arm of the LTA.

Formed on 27 September 2006, our vision is to be a leading global institution on land transport, with a mission to share Singapore's experience and expertise on land transport, and promote research and the exchange of best practices within the global land transport community.

LTA Academy leverages in-house expertise and strong collaborations with strategic partners to:

  • Deliver practical knowledge and holistic learning through professional programmes, seminars, international conferences, study visits and advisory services.
  • Support long-term manpower needs of the public transport industry, and develop strategies and programmes. Drive knowledge management by capturing and sharing institutional knowledge for the development of human capital.
  • Develop thought-leadership in urban transport policy and planning through active engagement with the sector and facilitate strategic alliances for collaborative research.


LTA Academy

Key Initiatives

a) Integrated Transport Planning and Policy

Covers long-term transport planning and development of policy options for a sustainable transport system:

  • Private and public transport policy and strategy
  • Public transport financing framework
  • Integrated land use/transport planning
  • Transport modelling
  • Feasibility studies and planning of major road/rail infrastructure
  • Environmentally sustainable transport

b) Public Transport Management

Covers the regulation of the public transport industry and service standards:

  • Industry structure and regulation for rapid transit, buses and taxis
  • Integration of bus/rail network and ticketing
  • Public transport fare regulation
  • Public transport security
  • Bus priority schemes
  • Commuter facilities management

c) Vehicle Licensing and Standards

Covers the unique system to control vehicle population, taxation framework and vehicle standards to meet environment and safety objectives:

  • Online services for vehicle registration and transactions
  • Vehicle emission and safety standards and control systems
  • Vehicle Quota System / Certificate of Entitlement
  • Vehicle taxation framework

a) Rail Transit Development and Management

Covers project management from the concept plan to design, construction and delivery of the system and the system integration of rail and road design to support a safe, well-connected and efficient transport system:

  • Automated rail transit system design
  • OCC and depot design
  • Tunnel ventilation system design
  • Track alignment station design
  • Rail systems specification
  • System integration and processes
  • Hazard analysis and management
  • Fire safety and prevention measures
  • Passenger information system
  • Tunnelling and construction methods
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Reliability, availability and maintainability management
  • Railway protection
  • Electromagnetic compatibility

b) Traffic and Congestion Management

Covers congestion management and traffic management to promote the free flow of traffic on roads:

  • Road usage (congestion) management
  • Local area traffic management
  • Junction and signal design
  • Car park management
  • Heavy vehicle management
  • Pedestrian management
  • Road safety engineering and audits
  • Traffic surveys
  • Traffic simulation
  • Community partnership

c) Road Development and Management

Covers the design, construction and management of roads, to promote the free flow of traffic:

  • Road, bridge and tunnel design
  • Preventive road maintenance
  • Road facilities management
  • Road opening co-ordination

d) Safety and Contracts Management

  • Contracts and cost control management
  • Project management
  • Project safety review
  • Construction safety and risk management


  • Electronic Road Pricing System
  • On-line services for vehicle registration and transactions
  • ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems)
  • Incident management system
  • Public transport telematics
  • Contactless smartcard automatic fare collection system
  • Driverless automated train systems



Contact Details

71 Chai Chee Street
LTA Bedok Campus, Blk 5 Level 2
Singapore 468981


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