Category Archives: Consultancy Business

Lessons From Crossrail

The official statistics for Crossrail are certainly impressive: a total ‘funding envelope’ of £14.8 billion; 100km route from Maidenhead and Heathrow to Shenfield and Abbey Wood (via Paddington, Tottenham Court Road, Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf); Europe’s largest construction project; … Continue reading

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Lars Tvede and Supertrends

I’ve just been reading a fascinating book called “Supertrends” published by Wiley in 2010. The book is about how the world is likely to change in the period to 2050. It is written by Lars Tvede who is a former derivatives trader, … Continue reading

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Transport Modelling – Where are we headed ?

I was fortunate enough to undertake a Masters Degree in Traffic and Transport Planning at the University of Birmingham in 1983-4. I have recently revisited the syllabus. It makes for interesting reading over 25 years later. The lectures covered the following: Traffic … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Transportation Consultants Directory 2011

The June edition of Transportation Professional contains the consultants’ directory. In the current economic climate I expected this to make for interesting reading. I was extremely suprised to read in the forward by the President of CIHT that “There appears to … Continue reading

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Spring 2011 – Starting Out

The purpose of this blog is to share information about the transport and traffic planning sector in the UK. I am an independent transport planner working in London. In 2009, after 25 years working with major consultancies (Arup, WSP etc) … Continue reading

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