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This is in order to achieve high value from multi-modal passenger and freight transport infrastructure investment decisions, scheme specific developments and strategies to meet wider economic, land use, sustainability and health public policy objectives. In particular, MVA focuses on issues of connectivity, capacity, congestion and public transport.
MVA serves both the public and private sectors, whether central, regional or local government authorities, property developers, owners and managers of built assets, and operators of public transport networks.
We provide innovative, clear and robust advice on strategy, institutional development, profit and operations improvement.
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We have the experts to:
- define user requirements specifications
- design & develop databases
- customise software applications
- apply geographic information systems
- provide helpdesk support & maintenance
- give ad hoc technical advice
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This informs decision making in an increasing climate of scarce public sector resources. Robust appraisal is required to provide the evidence base to demonstrate that particular interventions generate the optimal value for money solutions to transport problems.
An increasingly important aspect of the transport appraisal process is identifying, measuring and valuing the economic impacts of transport projects, policies or programmes. Sound economic appraisal is crucial to carrying out robust cost benefit analysis and informing decision making.
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We have the experts to:
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Delivering research and analysis into the impacts of existing and potential policies. These policies could be used to support modal shift and low carbon technologies.
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Advice and technical support to clients from scheme approval to opening day. This includes updating of business cases; evaluation of bids; support to planning processes (e.g. complying with statutory legislation); ongoing stakeholder consultation; project management; risk management).
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Qualitative and quantitative insight into peoples' attitudes, behaviour, and underlying influencing factors (combined with broader transport planning/modelling appreciation).
Requires overcoming sampling & policy-response bias, and identifying methods of validation.
Application of quantitative Stated Preference research into how customers value different policies, prices and offers.
Every aspect of transport planning raises such questions. Demand modelling provides answers to enable robust decisions to be taken.
Transport policy must address not just today’s issues but those of the future. For transport infrastructure, future generations will experience the effects of today’s decisions. To ensure decisions will meet future needs in a cost-effective way, robust demand forecasts are essential.
Robust demand modelling is at the heart of our transport consultancy. Alan Voorhees, who founded MVA, created many innovative analytical methods. We have followed his pioneering lead with a series of innovations applied successfully over many years. Our quest for robust approaches has produced:
- Our competence and commitment contribute strongly to meeting decision-makers’ needs.
- Major metropolitan multimodal models, including the London-wide model LTS
- Pioneering use of stated preference methods
- High level integrated models for strategic analysis
- Successful land-use/transport interaction models
- Models for high-speed rail and airport access
- Models specifically for road pricing and parking policy
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We help clients through the planning and approval processes, from transport policies and objectives through strategies and schemes to consultation and implementation.
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