3M Traffic Safety Innovation Award

3M Traffic Safety Innovation Award 

The 3M Traffic Safety Innovation Award has been the premier traffic safety award for the Group for many years. Unfortunately, the award will no longer be offered, but the Group is investigating the creation of a replacement award, to recognise the important work of the industry. We thank 3M for their years of support.

If you or your organisation is interested in assisting in the creation of a new award, please contact the Awards Co-ordinator on daniel.newcombe@at.govt.nz


Transport Research Award

Transport Research Award

Applications are now open for the Transportation Group Research Award

Each year the Group provides a Transport Research Award (formerly known the Study Award) worth up to $8,000 for a Group member (or members) to undertake study in New Zealand or overseas, to learn about issues that are important and topical in the transportation area, and then to spread that useful and usable knowledge to peers.

If you believe you can help the profession learn more about important transportation issues, apply now for the Award.  The essential requirements are that the research area is relevant to the interests of the Group, and that you document and disseminate your newfound knowledge to your Group peers.

Applications for the next award are open until close of business Friday 18th November. See the entry form for details of last year’s application. 

Enquiries or applications should be sent electronically to Transportation Group Awards Co-ordinator – Daniel Newcombe


Tertiary Study Grant

The Transportation Group aims to advance the knowledge base and practice of the transportation profession in New Zealand.

The Tertiary Study Grant is for $10,000 for a member of the Transportation Group to undertake tertiary study to advance the knowledge base and practice of transportation in New Zealand.

This study will focus on issues that are important and topical in the transportation area, and then the successful member will spread that useful and usable knowledge to peers.

Applications for the current award are closed and will reopen in late 2023.

Enquiries should be sent electronically to:

Awards Co-ordinator – Daniel Newcombe daniel.newcombe@at.govt.nz

AITPM Conference sponsorship

In recognition of the close professional connection between the Transportation Group and the Australian Institute of Transportation Planning and Management (AITPM), the National Committee is once again pleased to sponsor a Transportation Group member to attend the AITPM National Conference, which this year is being held in Melbourne.

The sponsorship (to the value of NZD1500) is to support a member to attend the conference, participate in the various sessions and workshops, and to represent the Group at the AITPM Annual General Meeting to be held at the conference.

Interested members are invited to submit an application, supported by a brief (300 words or less) commentary on the following criteria:

  • benefit to member, employer and profession from member’s participation in the conference
  • ability of member to obtain additional funding needed for the trip (e.g. employer)
  • member’s contribution to profession (especially the Transportation Group)
  • whether member is presenting at the conference.


After the conference, the successful member will prepare a brief conference report that will be published in the Roundabout magazine, and is encouraged to give a presentation on their trip to their local Branch and the next Transportation Conference if possible.

Please email your applications to the Awards Coordinator by end of the day Friday 30th June at: daniel.newcombe@at.govt.nz The successful member will be advised by July 14th.