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World Transport Consultancy Winter 2009

World Transport Consultancy Winter 2009
By Rik Thomas

The first issue of LTT’s World Transport Consultancy focused strongly on how UK expertise in transport planning has been, and is continuing to be, profitably exported around the globe. And, indeed, this is a theme that occurs frequently in the second issue. But there’s more. This time... continue

15 Jan 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Bus rapid transit study for Dublin docklands

Bus rapid transit study for Dublin docklands

Waterman Boreham has been commissioned to provide transport project management and support services for the implementation of a Docklands Rapid Transit (DRT) bus system on... continue

15 Jan 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Knowledge exchange isn’t just a one-way street

Knowledge exchange isn’t just a one-way street

“I regard the international trade in knowledge as akin to imports and exports and, by and large, I’ve been a lot more involved in imports rather than exports,” says... continue

15 Jan 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Clients' needs take consultant into new territories

Clients' needs take consultant into new territories

The biggest project that consultant Colin Buchanan is currently working on is master planning work for the SmartCity Kochi scheme in India, termed a “self-sustained business township for... continue

15 Jan 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
How to boost bus use in a car dominated culture

How to boost bus use in a car dominated culture

Noosa, a town on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast some 150km north of Brisbane, is often described as ‘paradise’. But paradise, in this case, is under threat. “The... continue

15 Jan 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
The Middle East: Targeting resources where the action is

The Middle East: Targeting resources where the action is

With so many areas of the world suffering from an economic downturn, and cancelling or postponing major transport projects as a result, the Middle East is becoming an ever more important market for the UK consultancy... continue

15 Jan 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
A global marketplace opens up new paths for young transport planners

A global marketplace opens up new paths for young transport planners

Transport planning has long been a profession that could be entered by a range of different routes and the major consultancies eager to get their hands on the most talented graduates are nowadays also spreading the net ever-wider geographically to land the best... continue

15 Jan 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Time to consider the implications of aviation and its impacts in international transport

Time to consider the implications of aviation and its impacts in international transport

As a former chairman of the British Tourist Authority, Colin Buchanan director David Quarmby has a unique perspective on the effect that tourism (both international and internal) has on the UK’s transport policies and economic development. And, interestingly, he is happy to concede that the issue of climate change has become a key... continue

15 Jan 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
People: Specialists on the move around the globe

People: Specialists on the move around the globe

Transport planning consultancy MVA has appointed James Hakam Dib as general manager of its Dubai office. Dib’s expertise covers all aspects of traffic engineering, transportation... continue

15 Jan 2009Local Transport Today Supplements

Continuing to develop

As young transport planners, Qi, Yeung, Patel and Gabbitas are all still at the stage of adding academic and professional qualifications to their CVs. But which ones are they choosing and why? Gabbitas, with a BA and an MA under his belt, is currently working towards achieving the new Transport... continue

15 Jan 2009Local Transport Today Supplements

New US eco-design standards

A new national rating system for neighbourhood design in the US has been developed by the United States Green Building Council, the Congress for the New Urbanism and the Natural Resources Defence Council. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification will provide... continue

15 Jan 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Western Australia updates guide to reducing urban sprawl

Western Australia updates guide to reducing urban sprawl

The latest version of Liveable Neighbourhoods, a performance-based code of practice that applies to the redevelopment of large brownfield and urban infill sites, as well as all greenfield sites, has been developed for the... continue

15 Jan 2009Local Transport Today Supplements

Denver opts for transit-oriented strategy

The new Strategic Plan for Transit-Oriented Development developed for the City and County of Denver in the US state of Colorado states that the “vision for TODs [transit-oriented developments] is to encourage compact, mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented, high-quality development at and around... continue

15 Jan 2009Local Transport Today Supplements

Masterplan study for Bulgaria

Faber Maunsell |AECOM has been awarded a contract by the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport to prepare a general transport masterplan for the country. The objective of the €2.5m (US$3.6m) study is to establish a medium and long-term programme of transport investment for Bulgaria that will support... continue

15 Jan 2009Local Transport Today Supplements

Saudis to develop transport strategies for key cities

Steer Davies Gleave has been appointed by the Ministry of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia to develop an integrated transport strategy for the central Makkah area. The city of Makkah has a population of around 1.5 million and is a focal point for Muslims around the world, particularly during... continue

15 Jan 2009Local Transport Today Supplements
Tunnel joining Europe and Asia completed

Tunnel joining Europe and Asia completed

Parsons Brinckerhoff has completed work on the world’s deepest immersed transport tunnel in Turkey. The General Directorate of Railways, Harbours and... continue

15 Jan 2009Local Transport Today Supplements

Integrated transport plan to be assessed for Czech city

Mott MacDonald has been appointed by the Ceske Budejovice City Council in the South Bohemia region of the Czech Republic to participate in a major transport planning project to meet the needs of the region’s growing economy. The council has identified that the city’s current transport... continue

15 Jan 2009Local Transport Today Supplements

US transport impact studied

The Alan M?Vorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in the USA, along with consultant Steer Davies Gleave, have been awarded a contract from the Transit Co-operative Research Program to develop an improved methodology for evaluating the economic impacts of... continue

15 Jan 2009Local Transport Today Supplements

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