TPS announces Jacobs as Platinum sponsor for Transport Planning Day campaign 

Jacobs is supporting the Transport Planning Society’s (TPS’s) Transport Planning Day campaign in recognition of its 150 year heritage in devising, designing and delivering solutions for cities and communities of the future.

The Transport Planning Society (TPS) has today announced the sponsors for its second Transport Planning Day campaign, which showcases transport planning initiatives that have made a positive difference to people’s daily lives.

AECOM and Mott MacDonald are Gold campaign partners. Arup and Stantec are Silver partners and TPS’s small business partner is Steer.  

Richard Sanderson, Head of Transport Planning at Jacobs said:

“Jacobs is thrilled to be sponsoring the second Transport Planning Day, showcasing what is best in our industry.  Whether its improving mobility and connectivity to bring people, their skills and businesses closer together, or safeguarding the environment, we are helping to devise, design and deliver solutions for cities and communities of the future. To make them work better and smarter, so they are cleaner, safer and happier places to live and work in.

“With our 150- year business heritage in the UK, which has been a home market to Jacobs for more years than anywhere else we operate, we’re helping to pave the way for the social, environmental and economic opportunities of national significance. For us, our social impact is not an add on, it is built into everything we do. We always think about our legacy, ensuring we leave behind more than we create in the communities we work in. Demonstrating social value and impact, alongside economic and environmental impact has become critical in every sector we serve.”

Kate Morris, Head of Consulting - EMEA, AECOM said:

After the success of last year, AECOM is delighted to once again sponsor Transport Planning Day.

“Communities and customers are at the heart of the work we do at AECOM - planning, designing and delivering schemes that have a positive impact on how people live, work and travel.

“Transport Planners have a key role in creating sustainable, healthy and prosperous communities and addressing current challenges like net zero.

“Transport Planning Day provides a platform to celebrate success and continue the debate on how we change lives for the better.”   

Alan Holcroft, Global Practice Leader for Transport Planning at Mott MacDonald said:

 “We’re delighted to support this campaign to raise the profile of transport planning. Effective transport planning is fundamental to developing sustainable, equitable societies as well as economic prosperity as it shapes the way our communities access goods and services and go about their daily lives.

“The robust analysis and open-minded, impartial policy decisions our industry supports is essential in this regard and it is something of which we should all be rightly proud.”

Stephen Bennett, Chair of the Transport Planning Society, said:

“We are very grateful to all our partners for their support of our Transport Planning Day campaign and the People’s Award.  

“The support from our partners will enable us to highlight the vital role of transport planning in making people’s daily lives better, and enables us to celebrate the projects that communities tell us best reflect what they really want from transport schemes.”

At the heart of the Transport Planning Day campaign is TPS’s People’s Award for a transport planning initiative of the year, where communities and professionals were invited to nominate local transport projects that have had a positive impact on people’s daily lives.The People’s Award finalists will be announced at an afternoon tea reception in the House of Commons hosted by Lilian Greenwood MP, Chair of the Transport Select Committee, on 23 October.

TPS is also partnering with Transport for New Homes on a new award to recognise recent housing developments which enable and promote walking, cycling and public transport and avoid dependence on cars.

The Transport for New Homes award shortlist will also be announced at the House of Commons on 23 October.

The winners of both awards will be announced at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London on Transport Planning Day (20 November).  


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The full list of Transport Planning Day partners is: 

  • Platinum – Jacobs
  • Gold – AECOM; Mott MacDonald
  • Silver – Arup; Stantec
  • SME - Steer

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