Impact in Local Transport

This award recognises consulting firms within the construction and civil engineering industry that provide services within the local transport sector. 


AECOM Scotland Streets is providing their local clients with the advisory, design and construction support services to improve their road networks, active travel and public transport. We pride ourselves in working collaboratively with our clients and local communities to deliver high quality schemes with a positive legacy for health, environment, ecology and economy. We harness emerging digital technology to collaborate with stakeholders to develop impactful solutions. We have successfully delivered a wide range of sustainable projects including high-quality active travel infrastructure, liveable neighbourhoods, public transport priority and blue/green infrastructure. Over the last 18 months our commitment to supporting our team’s talent has been demonstrated with our staff recognised in industry awards and membership of professional committees. We have a strong social conscience and regularly give back to local communities through social value work.


Amey, in partnership with Transport for Wales (TfW), is revolutionising the Core Valley Lines (CVL) through an innovative electrification project. Overcoming significant engineering challenges, Amey devised a cost-effective, sustainable solution using discontinuous electrification with permanently earthed sections (PES). This approach, combined with new multi-mode rolling stock, reduces capital costs and ensures uninterrupted power supply. A comprehensive traction power model was developed for validation and optimisation, evolving into a tool capable of modelling train movement and power consumption across the UK rail network. This pioneering hybrid electrification solution promises to bring Metro-style passenger services to South Wales, marking a new era in sustainable rail travel.


Birmingham City Council (BCC) and Birmingham Highways Limited (BHL) were tasked with delivering the £130m Interim Works Programme (IWP) of carriageway and footway improvements on the Birmingham highway network. This programme of work was required to maintain the network to an acceptable level while a new service provider could be procured. They formed an Integrated Programme Alliance (IPA) which included BCC, BHL, Kier, Arcadis, Tarmac, HTM and WJ. A Board of Directors (SERs Group) consisting of directors from each organisation was formed to oversee the delivery of the programme, to encourage collaborative working and to drive innovation and sustainability. Birmingham City Council declared a climate emergency in 2019, committing to reduce the city’s carbon emissions and limit the climate crisis. An ambitious target was set for 'the council and city to become net zero carbon by 2030’, going beyond the Government's own net zero by 2050 target.


PJA is one of the leading active travel consultancies in the UK providing expertise across all aspects of active travel including strategic advice as part of multi-modal studies and masterplans to active travel network planning, design guidance and scheme design. Our experience tells us that technical arguments alone are not sufficient in delivering successful outcomes. Winning hearts and minds and controlling the narrative is also key, and we successfully deliver outcomes for clients including de-risking projects, building consensus and giving our partners the confidence to implement schemes with evident levels of support.

SLC Rail

SLC is an SME making a big impact in local transport, driving over 60 new stations, train services, and regeneration projects. Their efforts are leaving a lasting mark on local transport’s economy, communities, and environment. Guided by an ethos prioritising project excellence, SLC doesn't just react to scopes but actively considers what's best for each project, leading to substantial growth in the past 18 months in both their workforce and revenue.