About Us

The Transport Economics Knowledge Hub is a research community that provides a forum for researchers to connect, communicate and collaborate on transport economics related research.

We run a range of seminars and other discussion forums that aim to advance our understanding of the linkages between transport and the economy.


  • To identify research gaps around understanding the link between transport and the economy.
  • To identify collaborative opportunities amongst members.
  • To raise awareness of related research to the wider research community.
  • To act as a channel to help implement the Transport Research Strategy and the Transport Domain Plan.


  • Regular Committee meetings to update research priorities identified by the Ministry, and exchange ideas/update progress of research projects from other organisations.
  • Seminars on current and planned research relating to transport and the economy.
  • Regular email updates on relevant research programme and calendars.
  • Support the annual Transport Knowledge conference.

Hub leads

The hub leads are:

Wayne Heerdegen, Waka Kotahi NZTA

Kane Swift, Ministry of Transport


The hub is open to anyone interested in sharing economics-related data, information and research.

To join, please email KnowledgeHub@transport.govt.nz