Costain has appointed Andy Clarke to be its integrated transport director – a new role at the company.
The business said in a statement that the new position highlights the emphasis it places on collaboration to improve customer experience as green transportation proliferates.
Andy will continue to oversee the aviation part of the business.
He said, “At Costain, we see integrated multi-modal transport solutions as critical to our efforts to enable healthier, happier and better-connected communities.
“By leveraging new technologies and even more collaborative ways of working, we can enable seamless, cleaner and more active journeys for customers.
“This is essential if we are to provide a compelling journey experience which encourages customers to opt for blended journeys, which help to reduce our carbon footprint.”
Sue Kershaw, managing director of transportation at Costain, stated: “We’ve been delivering complex programmes across the UK for over 155 years. Combined with our in-house consultancy capability and digital know-how, we are well-placed to work with local authorities, operators, customer groups and industry partners to enhance and create transport systems which place the customer at their heart.”
The business is currently delivering several integrated transport projects, one of which is the redevelopment of Gatwick airport station alongside Network Rail, Gatwick Airport and partners. Costain previously led the scheme through the planning and design phases of the project and, as delivery partner, is carrying out improvement works to create an interchange for customers moving between the station platforms and the airport, which it plans to be safer and more convenient.
They have also deployed responsive monitoring systems across the Transport for London Network (TfL). It allows TfL to monitor traffic, pedestrian activity, planned and unplanned events and manage the flow of traffic and people throughout the city.
Andy said, “This is a very exciting time for the future of transport in the UK. However, we can only realise the true benefits of this approach if we work across the siloes and truly collaborate to ensure that our transport network as a whole works for customers and communities.”