Mott MacDonald has been appointed by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) to provide the technical support in the evaluation of options for improving the Supertram system.
The newly established SYMCA is looking to transform the South Yorkshire region, achieving significant economic growth, new jobs and reducing income inequality, while moving the city region to net zero carbon emissions by 2040.
The Supertram light rail system, launched in 1995, has and will continue to play a vital part in meeting these ambitions, with its renewal integral to the region’s transport strategy.
Mott MacDonald has been appointed to develop a renewal strategy and accompanying business case that will deliver a mass transit network fit for the future for the benefit of local people and the economy. The project will utilise Moata, Mott MacDonald’s digital solutions platform that is able to unlock social, economic and environmental value.
Sue Tilbrook, Mott MacDonald principal account leader, said: “Sheffield Supertram project provides a superb opportunity for us to improve and upgrade the existing infrastructure for a key client in South Yorkshire. It also represents everything good about Mott MacDonald, bringing together our technical, advisory and digital services to provide a bespoke offering to meet the challenges - this is the essence of connected thinking. It highlights the strength of our domain digital offering connecting innovation to outcomes; bringing together our world class light rapid transit credentials and innovative Moata digital solutions to put data at their heart of our client’s strategic asset management decisions.”