A contract has been awarded to transport consultants' Jacobs and Steer for work on improving bus travel in Glasgow.
The Glasgow City Region Bus Partnership which brings together local authorities, SPT, bus operators and passenger user groups to address current challenges to bus travel has sought to appoint a contractor to help develop bus priority measures aimed at tackling congestion on busy routes, using funding from Transport Scotland.
The consultants will provide technical support in producing a business case for bus priority options on corridors on Great Western Road, Maryhill Road, Paisley Road West, Pollokshaws Road and Dumbarton Road - with proposals expected to support sustainable transport and a reduced dependency on private car use.
The appointment of Jacobs and Steer follows last year's funding award of up to £3.655m from Transport Scotland's Bus Partnership Fund to the Glasgow City Region Bus Partnership for bus priority interventions - £1.655m of which is allocated for projects across our city.
The Glasgow City Region Bus Partnership has a vision for bus to form a network of connectivity, enhancing the opportunities and wellbeing of those who live, work or visit the Region - providing safe, affordable, enjoyable connections and reducing road congestion, noise and air pollution.
The provision of consultancy services by Jacobs & Steer was approved by the council's Contracts and Property Committee on 17 March 2022, with the cost of the contract to be met by grant funding from Transport Scotland.