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Scotland: DSC have been commissioned to look at the possible economic impacts of the proposed Ardrossan - Saltcoats - Stevenston bypass in North Ayrshire (Scotland).
Scotland: DSC will be contributing to a study looking in to the possible reopening of the Stirling - Alloa railway line. The study has been commissioned by the Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley and is being led by MVA.
European Transport Conference: DSC contributed to three papers presented at ETC on 10-12 September. These discussed the Trans - Pennine Corridor Model, the New Look at Multi-Modal Modelling, and a review of residential location modelling.
A New Look at Multi-Modal Modelling: The reports on this project, which DSC carried out with MVA, ITS and John Bates Services for DTLR, are now available on this site, and we are assisting the Department in consulting on our findings. For details of the reports and the consultation process, please click here.
Greater Manchester: The Government Office for the North-West has just given approval for further work on the design of an extended land-use/transport strategy appraisal method. This continues from the initial design project carried out at the end of last year (see Greater Manchester, December 2000, below). The method will eventually allow a consistent assessment of costs and benefits across the whole range of land-use and transport systems represented in the Greater Manchester Strategy Planning Model. The work will be undertaken by DSC in collaboration with John Bates Services and MVA, and also involves links to PROSPECTS (see below).
Edinburgh: The contract to develop a land-use/transport model of Edinburgh and adjoining areas for City of Edinburgh Council (see below) has been extended to include use of the DELTA Regional Economic Model. This will allow the model to forecast the impact of transport proposals on the Edinburgh economy in total, as well as the impact on the distribution of land-uses within the area.
Glasgow: DSC are advising Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive on some of the planning issues in the Paisley area which are raised by the proposals to build a rail link to Glasgow Airport.
Scotland: DSC is part of the consortium recently commissioned by the Scottish Executive to carry out the Central Scotland Transport Corridor Studies. The consortium is headed by MVA, and also involves Babtie Group, Carl Bro Group, Environmental Resources Management, Sinclair Knight Merz and GVA Grimley. DSC's work will deal with the interactions between transport and economic development in the three corridors and the surrounding region.
Northern Ireland: The work needed to reopen the Antrim-Bleach Green line to regular passenger trains is reported to be complete, and services are expected to begin using the line early in March. The reopening decision was based upon forecasts prepared by DSC in 1991-1992.
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