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Ulster Canal Greenway
Transport Insights is delighted to have supported Waterways Ireland in successfully securing European Union INTERREG VA Programme funding for development of the Ulster Canal Greenway.  The proposed scheme, along the alignment of the Ulster Canal, will link Smithborough in County Monaghan with Middletown in County Armagh, via Monaghan Town.  
 
Transport Insights, with support from with Systra as sub-consultants, developed a Sustainable Transport Case for the scheme.  The Sustainable Transport Case built upon a series of data sources including Irish and Northern Irish Census data, and roadside interview and traffic count data to determine current commuting patterns along the corridor.  Informed by international research sources on the impacts of greenway schemes elsewhere, cross-border commuter demand forecasts were then generated for the scheme, alongside estimates of carbon benefits.
 
The Sustainable Transport Case supported the successful shortlisting of the scheme following a stage 1 application, and also provided key inputs to a Business Case for the scheme as part of the stage 2 application.  Further design, planning and environmental assessment of the scheme is ongoing.
20130101 044The National Transport Authority has recently initiated a project to redesign Dublin's bus network.  The redesign project is a key part of the BusConnects Programme, which also includes fare and ticketing improvements and bus infrastructural enhancements.
 
Transport Insights is delighted to be supporting the Jarrett Walker + Associates led team on this exciting project, which seeks to overcome a range of challenges facing the existing bus network.  Further information on these challenges and the opportunities emerging for a redesigned bus network are provided at this link.
 
As a key step in the redesign process, the National Transport Authority last week published the Choices Report, with an online survey now open for the public to share their views.  Speaking on the release of the report, Transport Insights' Managing Director, Ciaran McKeon commented that he "welcomed the recent publication by the National Transport authority of the Choices Report, and looked forward to working alongside Jarrett and his team in developing proposals for Dublin's bus network throughout the remainder of 2017." 
BAM BQ 1
 

Transport Insights provided tender stage construction traffic management planning (CTMP) support to BAM Ireland on the Bolands Quay development in Dublin's Docklands during summer 2016. Following submission and evaluation of the tender, BAM Ireland has been selected as the preferred bidder for the construction of the development. Further information on the development can be found on BAM Ireland's website at this link.

Commenting on the contract award, Transport Insights' Managing Director, Ciaran McKeon said "BAM Ireland's selection as the preferred bidder for the Bolands Quay construction contract reflects their highly professional bid team, and excellent track record of delivering major construction projects in Ireland. Transport Insights' team are delighted to have had the opportunity to support BAM in winning this exciting project, and look forward to providing ongoing support during the construction stage."

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