Paul Osborne has joined SYSTRA to lead and develop its cycling capabilities. Paul pioneered the national Safe Routes to Schools initiative and has over 20 years’ experience at Sustrans, where he led its education travel initiatives and directed a range of infrastructure and behaviour change projects. His skills and experience cover travel behaviour change, cycling and walking feasibility studies, scheme design, strategy development, policy analysis and bid preparation. One of his first tasks at SYSTRA will be the preparation of a cycling and walking strategy for the North East Combined Authority.
Paul is a qualified transport planner and civil engineer. He was Sustrans’ Regional Director for Yorkshire & the Humber.
On 1 January 2017, JMP and SIAS became fully integrated with SYSTRA and staff from both companies are now operating under the SYSTRA banner. This brings the number of SYSTRA’s UK and Ireland-based transport specialists to nearly 500, based in offices in 13 towns and cities.
SYSTRA acquires VETEC, a Brazilian engineering company specialising in the transport sector.
- This acquisition follows on from, and is complementary to, the acquisition of TECTRAN, a Brazilian consultancy firm, which became part of the Group in mid-2015.
- With more than 400 employees in Brazil, SYSTRA has all the resources necessary to strengthen its positioning on the Brazilian market and to tackle the public transport challenges in the region.
- With this new acquisition, SYSTRA is forging ahead with its international expansion strategy focused on strengthening local expertise with a view to supporting the development of transport infrastructure in high growth potential markets.
Following SYSTRA’s successful acquisition of both JMP and SIAS earlier this year, its UK Directors are delighted with the swift progress made on integrating the companies and can announce that everything is on track for a formal start to the new fully integrated SYSTRA business from 1 January 2017.
SYSTRA’s Movement and Place team are developing approaches to better understand how the nature of walking networks influences movement through our towns and cities. This is a work in progress and whilst the final outcome may differ from that shown, it shows how powerful modelling tools can be to understanding more about how people move and how planners and decision-makers can respond through targeted interventions.
What does the SYSTRA-JMP-SIAS integration mean for Paramics microsimulation?
Malcolm Calvert and Malcolm Neil from SIAS are two men who know a thing or two about modelling. In the second of two interviews, Malcolm N finds out from Malcolm C what he thinks the forthcoming integration of SYSTRA-JMP-SIAS means for Paramics microsimulation. You can read the first interview http://www.jmp.co.uk/forward-thinking/update/malcolm-and-malcolm-modelling.
What does the SYSTRA-JMP-SIAS integration mean for modelling?
Malcolm Calvert and Malcolm Neil from SIAS are two men who know a thing or two about modelling. In the first of two interviews, Malcolm C finds out from Malcolm N what he thinks the forthcoming integration of three companies with significant modelling expertise means for the industry.
SYSTRA and Scott Lister are currently developing options for a train protection system for Ashford International Station. This is an essential upgrade to enable the new Class 374 (e320) trains for the Eurostar service to stop at the station, with effect from 2018. Launched in 2015, the project is funded by Kent County Council and Network Rail with a grant from the European Commission.