First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
(MM) has appointed Alan Bain as a project principal in its integrated transport team in Birmingham, UK, where he will lead its surface access teams across the city and region. He will also serve as client account leader for transport for West Midlands.
Bain has 25 years' experience in transport planning, providing feasibility, planning and design advice to both public and private sector clients. He was previously business director for Systra's Midlands region where he led a team of transport planners modellers, urban designers and engineers, as well as being responsible for the creation of a dedicated movement and place team.
In addition, Bain has led the Snow Hill Interchange Plan on behalf of Birmingham City Council, Colmore Business District and Centro, as well as an active travel and permeability study for Transport for Greater Manchester and the Langley Sustainable Urban Extension. He has also helped deliver the £150m ($209m) transformation of Wolverhampton Interchange, providing transport planning, feasibility and infrastructure design services. Bain has acted as an expert witness at local plan and compulsory purchase inquiries and has also taken the role in the Civil County Court.
Alan Holcroft, MM’s global practice leader for transport planning, said: "Alan is someone we have known for many years who is extremely well connected across the UK and in particular the Midlands. He is a fantastic addition to our team and the perfect person to drive the expansion of our transport planning business from our growing Birmingham office.”