Jacobs and AECOM to deal with Transport Scotland’s Strategic Transport Projects Evaluation

Transportation Scotland, the
national transportation company for Scotland, has announced that Jacobs and AECOM
have been contracted to lead its 2nd Strategic Transport Projects Evaluation
( STPR2), supported by Big Collaboration and the University of Leeds Institute of
Transport Studies, along with other industry technical experts.

This tactical evaluation will
offer recommendations to Scottish Ministers on future transport investment in
Scotland and will be concentrated on the themes of financial success, equality,
health and wellness and climate action.

The first review, published in
2008, was likewise carried out by Jacobs and AECOM. The new, second review is configured
to take two years. It will concentrate on nationwide and regional concerns to deliver
nationwide transport priorities and will consist of strategies to make Scotland more
available for homeowners, visitors and company, developing better connection
with sustainable, smart and cleaner transportation choices.

All transportation modes will be considered,
consisting of the strategic road and rail networks, along with active travel,
island connection, ferryboats and buses, and there will be an extensive
stakeholder engagement program involving organisations from all parts of
Scotland.

Transportation Scotland director of
transportation strategy and analysis Alison Irvine stated: “Work is already underway
on the review of the National Transport Technique which will set out the
Scottish Government’s vision for the future of our transportation system. The
results from the NTS will inform the 2nd Strategic Transportation Projects Review.

” The consultation of consultancy
assistance for STPR2 represents a considerable step in the process, to identify the
transportation interventions required to provide Scotland with a transport network
fit to provide the vision of the NTS. Transport Scotland is eagerly anticipating
providing this significant transport appraisal, which will make
suggestions for Scottish Ministers’ future investment in all transport
modes.”