Problem statements

Our initial tranche of Problem Statements can be downloaded below. These Problem Statements were developed by our Research Communities of Practice in alignment with Transport’s Strategic Research Directions and Future Transport Strategy 2056.

If you are a researcher from a tertiary institution, and you would like to partner with Transport on any of these Problem Statements, please read more about registering your interest and completing a Response to Problem Statement.

All problem statements listed below are open for collaboration with researchers from tertiary institutions. Once the problem statements have been picked up, the problem statement will be moved to our Research projects page.

Further tranches of our Problem Statements will be loaded onto the Research Hub as they are developed by our RCoPs.

Future mobility

Managing a more integrated transport network

Future transport workforce

Evolution of skills and talents required for a Future Transport workforce

Safety and security

Transportation safety and security development and deployment

Successful places

Transport’s role in shaping and activating places and precincts


Delivering and managing a transport system that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable

Technological drivers of change

Technological drivers of change underpinning TfNSW’s core business

*Please note that the problem statements are for the purposes of exploratory research and strategic scanning purposes. They should not be regarded as statements of current or intended NSW Government or TfNSW polices or positions.