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The LTA Academy (LTAA) was established on 27 September 2006 by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore, with the aim of becoming a one-stop global knowledge hub in urban transport, to share and promote best practices and experiences on land transport issues. 

Being the capability building arm of the LTA, the Academy takes on the following roles:

  • As the learning enabler that imparts practical knowledge and provides a holistic learning experience in the field of urban transport, we offer a suite of professional programmes, seminars, international conferences, study visits as well as advisory services. LTA leverages on our in-house expertise and strong collaborations with strategic partners to conduct these programmes. 
  • As part of sustainable land transport planning, the Academy also leads the public transport industry manpower planning and development, developing strategies and programmes to meet the manpower needs of the industry on a long term sustainable basis.

Having transformed into an organization which strives to retain and exchange best practices, the Academy also places strong focus on knowledge management. Institutional knowledge is captured and shared for the development of human capital through documentation of lessons learnt and case studies. In line with its goal to become a thought-leader in urban transport policy and planning, LTA Academy is actively engaged in capacity development and drives strategic alliances for collaborative research. Part of our knowledge management efforts include the capture of institutional knowledge, documentation of lessons learnt and case studies. With new-found knowledge, research, development and trials, we keep the knowledge on urban land transport relevant and useful. 


A leading global institution on land transport


  • Promote sharing of Singapore's experience and expertise on land transport
  • Promote research and the exchange of best practices within the global land transport community


Key Programme Areas include:

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 modeling
  • Feasibility studies and planning of major road/rail infrastructure
  • Environmentally sustainable transport

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 

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 

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 & Depot design
  • Tunnel ventilation system design
  • Track alignment
  • Station design
  • Rail systems specification
  • System integration & processes
  • Hazard analysis and management
  • Fire safety and prevention measures
  • Passenger information system
  • Tunneling and construction methods
  • Testing and commissioning
  • Reliability, availability & maintainability management
  • Railway protection
  • Electromagnetic compatibility 


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 

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 

Safety and Contracts Management

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

Transport Innovations and Systems

  • 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