Arup appointed to Transport for Greater Manchester Framework

Brad Ryan, Senior PR Coordinator Brad Ryan UKIMEA Press Office,London
19 April 2021

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has appointed Arup to their ‘Transport Professional Services’ (TPS) framework.

Delivered over a four-year term, the TPS 2020 framework will focus on providing Greater Manchester with a wide range of transport projects and programmes. The projects will support the city region’s goal for 50% of all journeys to be made by walking, cycling and public transport by 2040 and its ambition to achieve net zero by 2038.

The firm has been awarded places on 14 lots, which cover a range of strategic and technical services including; Transport strategy and policy advice, transport systems design, environmental and sustainability services, engineering services including ‘Streets for All’ design, highway asset and network management services and consultation activity.

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The appointment continues a longstanding and successful collaborative relationship between TfGM and Arup. It follows the firm’s recent work as lead advisor for the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan and TfGM’s Active Neighbourhoods project, which sees Arup working closely with local communities to design ten low traffic neighbourhood schemes. 

The new framework replaces TfGM’s previous TPS framework, which came to an end in March 2021. Over 30 participating authorities can use the framework including Transport for the North, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and many other transport, combined and local authorities across the North of England.

Arup is committed to helping cities and communities transition to a zero carbon economy. We look forward to working on this framework with TfGM, to make journeys more sustainable and help deliver inclusive growth across Greater Manchester ”

Dave Newton, Director – Consulting Leader, North West & Yorkshire Dave Newton North West & Yorkshire Consulting leader

Full list of appointed lots:
1) Transport Systems
1a Railway & Rapid Transit Systems
1b Integration & Intelligent Transport Systems
1c Public Transport Operations

2) Transport Strategy
2d Development of Transport Policies & Strategies
2e Transport Network Modelling and Analysis

4H Consultation Activity 

7) Engineering Advice and Services
7k Streets for All Design Services & Traffic Engineering
7l Highway Asset and Network Management Professional Services
7n Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
7q Environmental & Sustainability Services

10) Transport Multidisciplinary Services