The Transportation Policy and Innovation Centre (TPIC) was designated as a Carleton University Research Centre in 2016. We act as an interdisciplinary centre for research, education, and consulting in public po­licy in trans­­portation.

Our mandate is to support evidence-based problem-solving; the pursuit of eco­nom­­ic, trade, and social benefits and opportunities for Canada; and innovation.


On January 28th, 2022, the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University, through the Transportation Policy Innovation Centre, and the International Air Transport Association signed an academic partnership agreement, which has led to the launch of a professional certificate in air transport principles and policy. For more information about this certificate, click here.