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As the leading independent transport consultants, we help shape the transport debate. Our experts often share their thoughts and opinions in industry publications and our own newsletters.

6th October 2008

With the Executive saying that, in the long term, it wants to examine options for reducing journey times between Edinburgh and Glasgow including looking at new infrastructure and a high speed railway , the time has come to get very clear about what purpose and what wider aims would be served.

Industry insights
North America
6th October 2008

Does a 30% forecast increase in rail travel equal a 30% increase in parking demand at stations? Do the principles of travel planning that have long since been applied at schools and workplaces have a role to play in managing the demand for travel to railway stations?

A national programme of pilot station travel plans soon to be announced by the DfT and the Association of Train Operating Companies will, it is expected, help determine this.

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
6th October 2008

Advertisers face a dilemma: people are bored by informational advertising and irritated by intrusive advertising, while enjoyable advertising lacks a “call to action”. So what is the best approach? It may surprise you to hear that the most successful advertising is enjoyable and not necessarily either attention-grabbing or very informative.

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
6th October 2008

The Department for Transport’s NATA Refresh consultation document highlights a range of issues surrounding the incorporation of environmental impacts into transport appraisal. Going forward, one of the key elements of standard appraisal will be the valuation of changes in carbon emissions at the Shadow Price of Carbon (SPC).

Industry insights
UK & Ireland
29th September 2008

Leading transport consultancy Steer Davies Gleave with support from Heriot-Watt University is now offering a logistics and supply chain consultancy service.

The new joint venture will offer logistics services to the freight industry as a whole and will be led by freight specialist Alan Somerville from Steer Davies Gleave and the well-known industry expert Professor Alan McKinnon from the Logistics Research Centre at Heriot Watt University.

Press releases
UK & Ireland
11th September 2008

Consultants Paul Zanna and Kirsty Davision from Steer Davies Gleave explore the transport challenges that will be addressed in proposals for the Government’s Scottish Sustainable Communities Initiative.

SDG in the news
UK & Ireland
11th August 2008

Steer Davies Gleave welcomes Jim Richards as an Associate.

He will be based in our London office. Jim formerly worked for the Department for Transport`s Rail Division where he was the Franchise Sponsor leading on the recent South Western and InterCity East Coast franchise replacements.

Jim has over 15 years` experience in the transport sector that has included employment at Network Rail and the Strategic Rail Authority. Previously, he worked as a consultant in the UK and Singapore.

Press releases
Rail
UK & Ireland
10th August 2008

Today, at Steer Davies Gleave, traffic demand and revenue forecasts are regularly prepared for privately funded infrastructure projects, especially toll roads, tunnels, and bridges. Unlike the seers of old, we acknowledge that predicting the future isn’t easy and consequently, although deriving a view of the future is a key aspect of the work, equal effort is put into quantifying areas of uncertainty and risk.

Industry insights
11th July 2008

The European Commission has chosen a specialist team from transport consultants Steer Davies Gleave to examine the success of transport investments it has financed through its Structural Funds. The study will measure the extent those Funds have improved European economic and social cohesion.

Press releases
Mainland Europe
7th July 2008

A review of the main forecasting tool for transport demand in the Greater Dublin Area has recently been completed by leading transport consultancy Steer Davies Gleave.

We were asked by the Dublin Transportation Office to conduct the review before it develops its transportation strategy.

Our recommendations will be used to revise the model that tests the response to supply and demand management policies when comparing alternative strategies.

Recommendations for the model include:

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UK & Ireland

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