Sweco Appointed To New Three-Year Transport For West Midlands Framework
Engineering, environment and design consultancy Sweco UK has been appointed to Transport for West Midlands’ new three-year Strategic and Tactical Transport Modelling Services Framework.
Sweco has won places on both tier 1 and tier 2 of the framework and will provide consultancy services to the authority to enhance how it specifies, procures and makes use of Strategic and Tactical Transport Modelling (STTM) tools.
The consultant’s appointment to tier one will see transport modelling experts from Sweco join an advisory panel which will guide how transport and land-use modelling is advanced in the region, spearheading the development of new models and the continuous improvement of existing tools.
The framework is part of Transport for West Midlands’ - the transport arm of the West Midlands Combined Authority - drive to incorporate a wide range of factors into its transport modelling, including mobility-as-a-service, transport tariff structures, the health benefits of active travel modes and the impact of clean air zones.
The framework is also available to be used by Transport for Wales and Transport for Greater Manchester, in addition to the seven local councils that form the West Midlands Combined Authority.
Karl Jarvis, Head of Transport Modelling and Appraisal at Sweco, said: “As well as ensuring excellent connectivity, our future transport systems should focus on delivering real-life outcomes for citizens. This includes boosting economic growth and enhancing public health by improving air quality and introducing active travel options, through to driving social well-being and inclusion.
“This programme will play a key role in helping the region deliver significant changes to how it plans transport infrastructure and delivers new transport schemes, improving existing modelling tools and setting the standard for new and future solutions across the West Midlands. We look forward to working with Transport for West Midlands and our partners and making this happen.”
Sweco consults on major projects nationwide via its network of 26 regional offices, with recent work including the Queensferry Crossing and the Bloomberg headquarters in London, the world’s most sustainable building.