Priya Wells is a Senior Research Associate of the Railway and Transport Strategy Centre (RTSC) within the Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College London. Priya is currently working with 38 international metro organisations in the Community of Metros groups (CoMET and Nova), undertaking case study research and project management.
Priya project managed "The Operator's Story" research collaboration between the World Bank, RTSC and the Community of Metros. This project identifies governmental and operational factors that influence metro success through detailed case studies about 11 major international metro organisations. This project will assist governments and authorities in making sound long-term decisions for metro development and operations. Priya has also produced two case studies for the International Bus Benchmarking Group (IBBG).
Priya previously worked at Transport for London where she performed capacity and impact assessments of major surface transport schemes and infrastructure projects. Priya also led on the development of long-term concept design for surface transport interventions in London’s housing growth areas. During her time on the Transport Planning graduate scheme, Priya worked on real-time public transport and event operations in central London during the 2012 Olympic Games and on business case development for aviation capacity in London and the South East.
Priya has a Masters degree in Spatial Planning specialising in Urban Design from the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation.