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Jacobs and AECOM to work on Transport Scotland’s Strategic Transport Projects Review

Transport Scotland, the national transport agency for Scotland, has announced that Jacobs and AECOM have been contracted to lead its second Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2), supported by Big Partnership and the University of Leeds Institute of Transport Studies, as well as other industry technical experts.

This strategic review will provide recommendations to Scottish Ministers on future transport investment in Scotland and will be focused on the themes of economic prosperity, equality, health and wellbeing and climate action.

The first review, published in 2008, was also undertaken by Jacobs and AECOM. The new, second review is programmed to take two years. It will focus on national and regional issues to deliver national transport priorities and will include strategies to make Scotland more accessible for residents, visitors and business, creating better connectivity with sustainable, smart and cleaner transport options.

All transport modes will be considered, including the strategic road and rail networks, as well as active travel, island connectivity, ferries and buses, and there will be an extensive stakeholder engagement programme involving organisations from all parts of Scotland.

Transport Scotland director of transport strategy and analysis Alison Irvine said: “Work is already underway on the review of the National Transport Strategy which will set out the Scottish Government’s vision for the future of our transport system. The outcomes from the NTS will inform the second Strategic Transport Projects Review.

“The appointment of consultancy support for STPR2 represents a significant step in the process, to identify the transport interventions required to provide Scotland with a transport network fit to deliver the vision of the NTS. Transport Scotland is looking forward to delivering this substantial transport appraisal, which will make recommendations for Scottish Ministers’ future investment in all transport modes.”

Nigel Wordsworth BSc(Hons) MCIJ
Nigel Wordsworth BSc(Hons) MCIJhttp://www.railengineer.co.uk
SPECIALIST AREAS Rolling stock, mechanical equipment, project reports, executive interviews Nigel Wordsworth graduated with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham University, after which he joined the American aerospace and industrial fastener group SPS Technologies. After a short time at the research laboratories in Pennsylvania, USA, Nigel became responsible for applications engineering to industry in the UK and Western Europe. At this time he advised on various engineering projects, from Formula 1 to machine tools, including a particularly problematic area of bogie design for the HST. A move to the power generation and offshore oil supply sector followed as Nigel became director of Entwistle-Sandiacre, a subsidiary of the Australian-owned group Aurora plc. At the same time, Nigel spent ten years as a Technical Commissioner with the RAC Motor Sports Association, responsible for drafting and enforcing technical regulations for national and international motor racing series. Joining Rail Engineer in 2008, Nigel’s first assignment was a report on new three-dimensional mobile mapping and surveying equipment, swiftly followed by a look at vegetation control machinery. He continues to write on a variety of topics for most issues.

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