PBA was commissioned to provide a high-level strategy statement on the development of public transport in the Solent Transport area. Our client needed a delivery plan that identified public transport solutions in partnership with operators and considered options for improved efficiency of service delivery on the local authority side.
The purpose of the strategy statement was to set out a toolset to enable improved journey time reliability by public transport, improved accessibility, reduced dependence upon the private car and a more efficient transport network – all of which aim to facilitate economic growth and safeguard employment.
The delivery plan then set out how the public transport network would look following the delivery of committed schemes, and what further deliverables would be required to enable and unlock economic growth and realise reduced carbon emissions.
We produced proposals for major public transport interventions categorised by their strategic objective with each scheme described and outline costs and benefits explained. Our analytical approach, with economic growth impact at the heart of the analysis, provided a robust evidence base for the client to seek funding opportunities for the prioritised schemes.