From the daily commute to the hauling of commercial freight,
our transport networks underpin our country’s economic and social
As populations become more mobile, the demand for
transport is growing, forcing governments to explore how they can
improve transit provision by enhancing existing technology systems
or creating new infrastructure.
Capita Symonds has a long history of working alongside national
and local governments to help them address numerous transport and
infrastructure challenges. Our role begins by establishing from the
outset the viability of schemes, the impacts they will have, and
the benefits they will deliver – be they economic, social
Our experience in the delivery of multi-modal schemes also
provides us with an unrivalled insight into how various components
interact together to achieve the best performance.
Not only do we design vital parts of major schemes such as HS2
and Crossrail, we also provide technological solutions that are
reinventing the way in which established infrastructure is used,
including Active Traffic Management (ATM); Managed Motorway
Systems; Road User Charging & Tolling Systems; Tunnel Control
and Monitoring; Real Time Passenger Information; Technology
Enforcement Systems; and Traffic Monitoring and Control
In particular, our work on the Highways Agency Traffic
Information System (HATRIS), which we have developed and enhanced
since 2005, is used to monitor and report on vehicle journey times
across set routes on the motorway and trunk road network. This
enables the Highways Agency and Department for Transport to
identify trends and measure benefits from new schemes.
We also provide creative solutions to problems faced by hitherto
overlooked sections of the transport network. For example, our
groundbreaking LED street lighting project in Salford will save the
city council £1.6m over a 20 year life span, as well as
contributing towards its Carbon Emissions Reduction Target.