Press Release

January 19, 2012

AECOM’s U.K. transportation practice has been appointed by Glasgow City Council to provide specialist technical expertise to advise and assist in progressing the planning and operational phases of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games transport strategy. 

AECOM will provide technical advice on the Spectator and Workforce Transport and assist on the delivery of objectives such as fast, frequent friendly and accessible transport for spectators and to keep Glasgow moving during the games. It will also support delivery of the transport planning objectives which are to provide a low carbon transport for the games, leave a positive legacy in terms of a continued shift towards sustainable modes of transport and provide a games transport system that offers value for money.

AECOM will make use of cutting-edge multi-modal transport models and draw on extensive experience from previous Commonwealth Games in Manchester in 2002 and Melbourne in 2006 as well as importing the latest thinking from its transport planning work for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

Neil Halket, project director with AECOM comments, “We are delighted to be working for Glasgow City Council on such a prestigious event. With a local office which has been running for many years, our team has good knowledge of the area and we relish the challenge of successfully delivering effective and low carbon transport solutions for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.”