19 Mar 2012
The Arup and URS consortium have been appointed onto the Department for Transport’s Transport-related Technical and Engineering Advice and Research (T-TEAR) Framework for Road and Rail.
Under the Framework, Arup and URS will support the Department for Transport, the Highways Agency and other Public Sector bodies in the provision of road and rail-related technical consultancy and research.
The Framework will deliver a broad supply chain comprising recognised transport specialists from universities and suppliers, in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It will also will be working across a wide range of solutions, from addressing environmental issues, such as developing low carbon technologies, through to financial considerations, such as funding mechanisms and infrastructure investment decisions.
"Arup has a long history of providing advice to the Department for Transport and the Highways Agency. We have formed a consortium with URS and have assembled a comprehensive supply chain that provides a diverse range of skills necessary to respond to the challenges of the road and rail industries going forward. We are delighted that our innovative approach, proven track record in major transport projects and understanding of the road and rail sectors has secured us this appointment and we look forward to helping deliver real future change.”
- Stefan Sanders, a Director of Transport Consulting, Arup
“Our consortium will bring innovative, fresh thinking to the complexities of today’s transportation challenges. We are committed to putting in place the best team to meet the Department for Transport’s needs and ensure successful outcomes. Both URS and Arup have a track record in successful delivery and client satisfaction, and we look forward to working together to deliver transformational change.”
- Robert Armitage, Director of Road and Rail, URS
The Framework contract will run for a period of three years with the option to extend until February 2016.