Transport Associates' Network


Our Clients


Coventry University
Website: http://www.coventry.ac.uk/
Coventry University's Integrated Transport & Logistics Grand Challenge
Business Development support to facilitate the development of Coventry University's research strategy for it's Integrated Transport & Logistics Grand Challenge.
Contact: Finella McKenzie; Additional members who worked on this project: John Miles

Imperial College London - Centre for Tpt Studies
Website: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/cts
University of Cambridge - Computer Laboratory
Website: http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Website: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ceg/


Website: http://www.berr.gov.uk
Civil Aviation Authority
Website: http://www.caa.co.uk
CAA Consumer Panel
Advice to the CAA on wide range of consumer issues including vulnerable passengers
Contact: Ann Frye

Department for Trade & Industry (now Innovate UK)
Website: http://www.innovateuk.org
A collaborative research project investigating the potential to collect data from a vehicle's CAN bus, and sharing this with a remote server using WiFi, to support as variety of applications.
Contact: Nigel Wall

Department for Transport
Website: http://www.dft.gov.uk
Modal choice decision making
Modal choice decision making
Contact: Kristine Beuret

The link between public transport use, perceptions of security and walking
The link between public transport use, perceptions of security and walking
Contact: Kristine Beuret

Street and Road Works in England
Advice and assistance on developing new policies for street works.
Client Contact Details: Ellen Duffy 02079448046
Contact: Andrew Boyle

Department for Transport's (DfT) Road Vehicle and Safety Standards' (RVSS) and Roads Performance Strategy's (RPS) Unit-Level Evidence Research Strategy and the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Analysis and mapping of DfT's RVSS’ and RPS’ Unit Level Evidence Research Strategy to the thematic priorities and priority themes of FP7, to identify synergies, gaps and opportunities, to enable the Unit to achieve maximum benefit from FP7.
Client Contact Details: Road & Vehicle Safety Standards (RVSS)
Contact: Finella McKenzie

Department of Transport, Eire
Website: http://www.dttas.ie/
Review of Transport Accessibility Plan
Help the DOT complete a statutory review of the Plan for Transport Accessibility.
Client Contact Details: Noel Singleton
Contact: Ann Frye

Dept of Innovation, Universities and Skills
Unemployed Customer Experiences
Market research with various groups of unemployed people to establish customer needs
Contact: Kristine Beuret

European Commission
Website: http://ec.europa.eu/
Expert Group on satellite-based charging
Expert Group 9 developed requirements and specifications for the planned European Electronic Toll Service (EETS)
Client Contact Details: Charles Surmont
Contact: Ian Catling

Training in Air Passenger Rights for Disabled People
To train civil aviation authorities, airline and airport staff in the requirements of EU Regulation 1107/2006 on air passenger rights for disabled and older people.
Contact: Ann Frye

Evaluator of Project Proposals, EU Framework Programmes (FP), Trans-European Network-Transport Programmes (TEN-T), Marco Polo Programme
Independent Expert Evaluation & Rapporteur for proposals submitted in the EU’s Framework Programmes (FP) of Research and Technological Development (FP5 to Horizon 2020), the EU's Trans European Network-Transport Annual and Multiannual Programmes, and the EU's Marco Polo freight programme.
Client Contact Details: Directorate Generals for Mobility and for Research DG-MOVE and DGRTDI switchboard
Contact: Finella McKenzie; Additional members who worked on this project: John Miles

VICINITY is a European Horizon 2020 project. see www.vicinity-h2020.eu/vicinity. The project is investigating the challenge of enabling data sharing between different Internet of Things (IoT) eco-systems. Climate Associates Ltd is the only UK partner and will lead on the standardisation of the best practice that will be identified, and on ethics relating to data rights and privacy.
Contact: Nigel Wall

Horizon 2020 Transport Advisory Group
Advising European Commission on themes and priorities for next round of transport research programmes
Contact: Ann Frye

PI3LOTS Consortium Framework Contract to Provide Technical, Legal & Organisational Support for Implementation of the ITS Action Plan
To support the European Commission in implementing the Intelligent Transport Systems Action Plan and Directive.
Most recent studyMost Recent Study: Public and Private Funding Frameworks for ITS Deployments
• Analysis: funding frameworks and initiatives for funding ITS deployments (10 countries, 8 cities)
• Identify: guidelines to include ITS in established transport investment assessment procedures
Download from: http://ec.europa.eu/transport/its/studies/doc/2011_05-its-public-funding-guidelines.pdf
Contact: Finella McKenzie; Additional members who worked on this project: John Miles

Study of socio-economic impacts of measures to improve accessibility for disabled people
European Commission study on the potential socio-economic impacts of possible new measures by the European Union to improve accessibility of goods and services for people with disabilities.
Contact: Ann Frye

Mediate Project Good Practice Guide
Guide to Good Practice in delivering accessible public transport in European cities
Contact: Ann Frye

Economic Impact of Carrier Liability on Intermodal Freight Transport
Assessment of the friction costs and European Commission policy to harmonise carrier liability of inter-modal freight transport.
Contact: Henri Chua

Government of Bangladesh
Website: http://www.bangladesh.gov.bd/
Government of Canada
Review of Canadian transport accessibility legislation
Benchmark transport accessibility laws in Canada against those in Europe and make recommendations for change.
Contact: Ann Frye

Highways Agency
Website: http://www.highways.gov.uk/
English DBFO (design, build, finance and operate) Roads
This trailblazer project originated the PPP road concept and model documents, and successfully rolled out several pilot projects. The PPP road concept has since been copied and implemented across the world.
Contact: Henri Chua

International Transport Forum
Website: http://www.internationaltransportforum.org/
Economic impacts of ageing populations on tourism
Assessment and evaluation of the economic potential for tourist destinations generated by the growing market of older people and people with disabilities.
Contact: Ann Frye

Mobility: Rights, Obligations and Equity in an Ageing Society
A discussion on the social and economic implications of sustaining independent mobility for the growing population of older people
Contact: Ann Frye

Review of Parking Badges for Disabled People
To update the reciprocal arrangements made in different countries to enable disabled people to park and to make recommendations on how to promote best practice and keep information up to date and widely available
Client Contact Details: Mary Crass
Contact: Ann Frye

Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health
To produce guidelines for transport providers on the problems faced by people with mental health and cognitive impairments and how to how to overcome through design and practice
Client Contact Details: Mary Crass
Contact: Ann Frye

Learning and Skills Council
Website: http://www.lsc.gov.uk/
London TravelWatch
Website: http://www.londontravelwatch.org.uk/
Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transport
Mexican PPS Roads
Development and implementation of PPP roads in Mexico.
Contact: Henri Chua

National Transport Authority (NTA) - Ireland
Website: http://www.nationaltransport.ie/
Website: http://www.nhs.uk/
Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Develop'nt
Website: http://www.oecd.org
Passenger Focus
Website: http://www.passengerfocus.org.uk/
Road safety partnerships
Road safety and the integration of Education, Training and Publicity Work
Road safety and the integration of Education, Training and Publicity Work
Contact: Kristine Beuret

Royal Government of Bhutan
Website: http://www.bhutan.gov.bt/
Strategic Rail Authority
Railway Freight User Benefit Study
Review and development of the methodology and guidance for the appraisal of rail freight investments in the UK.
Contact: Henri Chua

Northern Railway Franchise
Analysis, specification and procurement of a passenger railway franchise.
Contact: Henri Chua

Technology Strategy Board (now Innovate UK)
Website: http://www.innovateuk.org/
Transport Direct
Website: http://www.transportdirect.info
Welsh Assembly Government
Website: http://www.wales.gov.uk

International Consultants

Website: http://www.atkinsglobal.com/
King Abdul Aziz Road Project, Saudi Arabia
Contributing transport accessibility expertise to major development project to improve access by road and public transport to Mecca
Contact: Ann Frye

Booz and Company
Website: http://www.strategyand.pwc.com/uk/home
DAR Consultants
Website: http://www.dargroup.com
Dornier SystemConsult Gmbh
Website: http://www.dornier-consulting.com
Report on Central Road Administration for the Palestinian National Authority
This work involved editing a 1200 page report produced by the clients using Palestinian and German engineers into good English for acceptance by the World Bank who were the clients for the main project, as well as adding sections on contract procurement
Contact: Andrew Boyle

Faber Maunsell (now AECOM)
Website: http://www.fabermaunsell.com
GOPA Cartermill S.A.
Website: http://www.gopa-cartermill.com
Transport Research & Innovation Portal
Advisor on strategy and dissemination in relation to the development of the Transport Research & Innovation Portal (formerly known as the Transport Research Knowledge Centre).
Client Contact Details: Gaby Jauernig +32 (0)2 280 1737
Contact: Finella McKenzie

Grontmij - Carlbro
Website: http://www.grontmij.com/
Website: http://www.ch2m.com/corporate/about_us/halcrow.asp
Hyder Consulting Middle East Ltd
Website: http://www.hyderconsulting.com/
Mott MacDonald
Website: http://www.mottmac.com/
Ove Arup & Partners
Website: http://www.arup.com/
Roughton International Ltd
Website: http://www.roughton.com/
URS Infrastructure and Environment UK Ltd
Website: http://www.urs.com/
WSP Group plc
Website: http://www.wspgroup.com
Video Information Highway
Analysis, development and administration of a policy and legal framework for the Highway’s Agency to licence the re-use of traffic camera images by third parties in support of it’s core business aims.
Client Contact Details: Chris Chorlton Tel: 0117 930 2000
Contact: Nigel Wall; Additional members who worked on this project: Finella McKenzie, John Miles

WYG International Ltd
Website: http://www.wyg.com/

International Financial Institutions

Asian Development Bank
Website: http://www.adb.org/
Roads Design Manual
To develop and promulgate a new Roads Design Manual for the Kingdom of Bahrain in accordance with World's Best Practice
Client Contact Details: URS/Ministry of Works, Kingdom of Bahrain
Contact: Andrew Boyle

Chinese Toll Road and Expressway
Financial viability and private sector participations of two toll roads in the People Republic of China.
Contact: Henri Chua

Coller Capital
Website: http://www.collercapital.com/
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Website: http://www.ebrd.com/
Inter-American Development Bank
Website: http://www.iadb.org/
Internatn'l Bank for Reconstruction & Development
Website: http://www.worldbank.org/ibrd
Research Council of Norway
Website: http://www.forskningsradet.no
SMARTRANS - Research Council of Norway's Intelligent Freight Transport Research Programme (2007-2013)
Independent evaluation of research proposals submitted in Norway's SMARTRANS Programme (2007-2013)for Intelligent Freight Transport
Client Contact Details: Øystein Strandli 22 03 73 14
Contact: Nigel Wall; Additional members who worked on this project: Finella McKenzie

World Bank
Website: http://www.worldbank.org

Local Government

Bedfordshire County Council
Website: http://www.bedfordshire.gov.uk
Bristol City Council
Website: http://www.bristol.gov.uk
Central Bedfordshire Council
Website: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
City of Vaasa, Finland
Website: http://www.vaasa.fi
The Kavarken Intermodal Link
To support the cities of Vaasa (Finland) and Umeå (Sweden) in their preparation of a proposal for grant funding from the European Commission to support a Motorways of the Sea project.
Contact: Finella McKenzie

Kent County Council
Website: http://www.kent.gov.uk
Review of Kent CC Information Strategy
Review of Kent County Council’s
Public Transport Information Strategy
and its Implementation
Client Contact Details: Mr David Eaton,Transport Planner (Public Transport)
Contact: Peter Warman

Local Authorities
Study of the role of taxis in journey choices
Study of the role of taxis in journey choices
Contact: Kristine Beuret

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Website: http://www.richmond.gov.uk/
Plymouth City Council
Website: http://www.plymouth.gov.uk
Plymouth Mobihub Project
Evolving the future public transport integration strategies for Plymouth City as they relate to ‘MobiHub’ Networks and assisting a local taxi operator (Taxifast) and the City Council in the development of their new Taxibus Service.
Client Contact Details: Alex Huke Public Transport Coordination Officer
Contact: Peter Warman

Portsmouth City Council
Website: http://www.portsmouth.gov.uk
Transport for London
Website: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/
Developing sub-regional mobility forums
In line with Mayor's transport strategy, developing proposals for strategic forums on mobility issues in 5 new sub-regions.
Contact: Ann Frye

Resilience of transport system during Olympics
Reviewing the preparedness of the transport systems in London to cope with potentially large numbers of passengers with disabilities during the Olympic period.
Contact: Ann Frye

Watford Borough Council
Website: http://www.watford.gov.uk
Integrating Transport in South West Hertfordshire
'Integrating Transport in South West Hertfordshire.' The project involved Hertfordshire County Council, and three local District Councils: Hertsmere, Three Rivers and Watford Borough. Watford Council was the lead client and commissioned the project.
Client Contact Details: Ms Jane Custance, Head of Planning ..44(0)1923226400
Contact: Peter Warman

West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
Website: http://www.wymetro.com/
West Yorkshire Transport Hubs Programme
Assisting Metro with their programme to plan and implement their Transport Hub Strategy as proposed in the Local Transport Plan (2011-2026)
Client Contact Details: John Henkel , Director of Passenger Services ..44(0)113 245 7676
Contact: Peter Warman

Not for Profit

Website: http://www.ciria.org/
Community organisations
Training needs of transport providers in understanding visual impairment
To review the need for training in the transport industries and local authorities on understanding and meeting the needs of visually impaired pedestrians and public transport users.
Client Contact Details: Guide Dogs for the Blind
Contact: Ann Frye

IAM Motoring Trust
Website: http://www.iam.org.uk/
Intelligent Transportation Society of America
Website: http://www.itsa.org/
ITS America
Website: http://www.itsa.org/
World Road Association's (PIARC) Combined Web Resource on Road Network operations and Intelligent Transport Systems
Associate Editor for the update and adaptation of the World Road Association’s (PIARC) Handbook on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) into a web-based resource for transport professionals - and its integration with PIARC’s Road Network Operations Handbook.
Contact: Finella McKenzie; Additional members who worked on this project: Henri Chua, Keith Keen, John Miles

Website: http://www.its-uk.org.uk/
The ITS (UK) Practitioner's Guide to Europe
A guide to Europe aimed at demystifying the part that European institutions play in the development and deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS).
Contact: Finella McKenzie; Additional members who worked on this project: Keith Keen, John Miles

Website: http://www.motability.co.uk/
Motorway Archive Trust
Website: http://www.ukmotorwayarchive.org/
Motorway Archive Trust
Archiving details of Britain's Motorways
Client Contact Details: Motorway Archive Trust
Contact: Keith Keen

Oil Depletion Analysis and Advice Centre
Website: http://odac-info.org/
Rail Safety & Standards Board
Website: http://www.rssb.co.uk/
UK Rail Industry - European Engagement Plan
To develop a European Engagement Plan for the UK rail industry covering all European funding opportunities relevant to rail, co-modality and cross-cutting transport issues.
Client Contact Details: Enabling Innovation Team
Contact: Finella McKenzie

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund
Website: http://www.reesjeffreys.co.uk
Major Roads for the Future study
Co-author with David Quarmby assessing what England needs from its major road network by 2040
Client Contact Details: David Hutchinson
Contact: Phil Carey

Not specified

Website: http://www.atoc.org
Rail Accessibility
An assessment of the current state of accessibility of GB railways to older and disabled people and of what it will look like in 2020.
Contact: Ann Frye

North East Assembly
Morpeth-Bedlington Rail Service Feasibility
Examination of the feasibility of introducing a passenger service on a freight-only railway
Contact: Martin Higginson

Transport Focus
Website: http://www.transportfocus.org.uk
Road User Policy Advice
Ongoing advice supporting establishment of new road user watchdog role for Transport Focus
Client Contact Details: Guy Dangerfield
Contact: Phil Carey

United Nations
Thematic Study:Older & Disabled People and Sustainable Urban Transport
A global review of the current situation and changes needed to deliver sustainable urban mobility to disabled andolder people in both developed and developing countries.
Contact: Ann Frye

Private Companies

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
Website: http://www.ciltuk.org.uk
Confederation of Passenger Transport UK
Website: http://www.cpt-uk.org/
Confidential - Infrastructure Investor
Pennsylvania Turnpike Privatisation
Lenders' Traffic and Revenue Consultancy on privatisation of 800 kilometres of toll roads - the world's most valuable PPP road concession attempted.
Contact: Henri Chua

Confidential - Infrastructure Lender
Confidential - Infrastructure Operator
Docklands Light Railway
Website: http://www.dlr.co.uk
Docklands Light Railway Walking Audits (2006 to date)
Docklands Light Railway Walking Audits (2006 to date)
Contact: Kristine Beuret

Website: http://www.easyjet.com
Train the trainers
Developing and delivering training on legal and god practice aspects of meeting the needs of disabled and older air travellers to cabin crew trainers and contact centre staff.
Contact: Ann Frye

Training on disability issues
Assessing current easyJet policies for compliance with law and best practice in meeting needs of disabled passengers. Developing and delivering training for all relevant staff in these issues
Contact: Ann Frye

Training on legal and operational aspects of disability
Assessing current easyJet policies for compliance with law and best practice in meeting needs of disabled passengers. Developing and delivering training for all relevant staff in these issues
Contact: Ann Frye

Efkon AG
Website: http://www.efkon.com/
"Satcomms In Support of Transport on European Roads" is a Framework 6 Integrated Project investigating the benefits from combining satellite communications and satellite navigation systems to support ITS.
Client Contact Details: Hannes Stratil
Contact: Nigel Wall

Landor Conferences
Website: http://www.landorconferences.co.uk/
Leriko & Associates
Website: http://www.lerikoandassociates.co.uk/
Mobility Action Design
To work with schools and young people to encourage an interest in science through projects on designing for disabled people
Client Contact Details: Dwain Neil
Contact: Ann Frye

Trafficmaster plc
Website: http://www.trafficmaster.co.uk

Public Companies

BAA Heathrow
ASAS 2008-2012
Writing Airport Surface Access Strategy (5 Year Transport Plan)
Client Contact Details: Matthew White
Contact: Alastair Duff

M4 Spur Bus Lane
Designing, building and financing the first Motorway bus lane in the UK, in association with the Highways Agency.
Client Contact Details: Mike Roberts
Contact: Alastair Duff

Heathrow Express
Obtaining planning approvals through Parliamentary process for Heathrow Express Railway.
Planning facilities for two stations at Heathrow and at Paddington.

Detailed design standards for rolling stock
Contact: Alastair Duff

BAA Stansted
ASAS 2004-2009
Writing and publishing Airport Surface Access Strategy (5 Year Transport Plan)
Client Contact Details: Nicola Hooper
Contact: Alastair Duff

British Telecommunications plc
Website: http://www.btplc.com/index.cfm
European Civil Aviation Conference
Website: http://www.ecac-ceac.org/
Development of training programmes for aviation industry
To develop classroom based and e-learning programmes on all aspects of new European legislation on the rights of disabled air passengers and on best practice
Client Contact Details: Patricia Reverdy
Contact: Ann Frye

Innovate UK
Website: http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/innovat
Driverless Cars
Nigel Wall is the Monitoring Officer for the three Driverless Car projects funded by Innovate UK and nine of the Connected & Autonomous Vehicle projects. The role is to ensure that tax payers get the maximum value from their investment in government assisted R&D. The Monitoring Officer (MO) checks that the projects are progressing according to plan and that claims meet the rules. The MO also handles Change Requests and encourages the project partners to concentrate on exploitation planning. see https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/650444/ccav-research-and-development-projects-2017.pdf
Client Contact Details: Micheal Fritchley
Contact: Nigel Wall

National Physical Laboratory
Website: http://www.npl.co.uk
Location & Timing Knowledge Transfer Network
The Location & Timing KTN is funded by the UK government to support British industry to be successful in the innovative use of location & timing technologies
Client Contact Details: Bob Cockshott 020 8943 6754
Contact: Nigel Wall

Q-Free Systems AS
Website: http://www.q-free.com/
Regional Airports Ltd
Website: http://www.regionalairportslimited.com/
Siemens Group
Website: http://www.siemens.com
Thales Telecommunications Services
Website: http://www.thalesgroup.com/uk
Translink, Northern Ireland Transport Holding Co
Website: http://www.translink.co.uk/
Advisor to Translink
Advisor on managerial aspects as required
Contact: Martin Higginson; Additional members who worked on this project: Alastair Duff

Website: http://www.tuvnel.com
UK National Contact Point, Transport Policy & Applications, EU's 7th Framework Programme of Research & Technological Development (FP5-FP7)
Support to the Department of Transport (DfT) and the external research community to maximise the benefits from transport policy/applications relevant research and funding across FP7 and related European programmes and initiatives.
Client Contact Details: Stephen Alexander +44(0)1355-220222
Contact: Finella McKenzie

UK Consultants

Integrated Transport Planning
Website: http://www.itpworld.net/
Review of wheelchair accessible taxis in Northern Ireland
Giving expert advice to project assessing need and options for wheelchair accessible taxis in Northern Ireland
Client Contact Details: Neil Taylor
Contact: Ann Frye

Pedestrianisation of Oxford Street
Advising on accessibility implications of plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street
Contact: Ann Frye

Northcroft International Ltd
Second Opinion on Road Projects in the Middle East at planning stage
Reviewing the planning of road schemes in a Middle Eastern country developed by the national and municipal road companies
Client Contact Details: David Cross +44 2078397858
Contact: Andrew Boyle

Website: http://www.plextek.com
Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick and Partners
Specification for Tolled Motorways in Poland
Assisting with developing works specification
Contact: Andrew Boyle

Systems Engineering & Assessment (SEA)
Website: http://www.sea.co.uk
The TAS Partnership Ltd
Website: http://www.tas.uk.net/
Airport Planning in India
Advising on airport surface access design for new airports at Hyderabad and New Delhi, India
Client Contact Details: Howard Potter
Contact: Alastair Duff

TRL Limited
Website: http://www.trl.co.uk/
DfT Horizons - Cooperative road traffic signalling
This project considered the potential impact on road safety and efficiency if traffic signals could share information with approaching vehicles.
Client Contact Details: Keith Wood
Contact: Nigel Wall

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