Appointed to support WYCA Mass Transit Network
We have been appointed business case development partner to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) Mass Transit Network, which aims to connect communities across the region with a quick and reliable service that is integrated with cycling, walking, bus and rail.
The new public transport system forms part of the WYCA Mass Transit Vision 2040 and its Connectivity Infrastructure Plan. Both of these detail emerging plans for a new integrated public transport system, and the areas it could serve, as part of a wider programme of transport investment over the next 20 years.
The global professional services business, with support from the specialist management consultancy, Anturas, will deliver Lot 3 (Client Side Management) of the Mass Transit Network’s Group Professional Services Framework. This will support WYCA (and the five District Partners) in the development of all future business case work associated with mass transit.
Within the Lot, we bring expertise in the following areas: programme management and assistance, business case management, design and engineering management, consultation and engagement resource, highways management, commercial and operational support, planning and regeneration and consents processes.
Clare Wood, Director, said: “Through its Mass Transit Network, West Yorkshire Combined Authority is demonstrating the kind of ambitious, joined-up thinking that’s needed for the future of the region. By driving connectivity this plan will enable lower-carbon travel will contribute to net-zero targets and address long-standing regional inequalities.
Having delivered similar schemes around the world, most notably light rail services to Manchester and Edinburgh, as well as Sydney, we are looking forward to bringing our expertise, alongside Anturas, to this development. This is a vital project for the region and we are committed to ensuring it delivers a greener, more inclusive and more productive Yorkshire.
Cath Leech, Managing Director for Anturas, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Turner & Townsend to help shape this exciting programme of work for the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
"Having worked closely with Turner & Townsend across a range of mass transit schemes in the UK and Ireland, we are looking forward to sharing our combined knowledge and experience to bring significant benefits to the travelling public in the region."