Staffordshire County Council has this week appointed consultant Atkins on its preferred transport services provider for a fifth time.
Under Staffordshire’s transport planning framework Atkins will provide a range of services including project management, traffic modelling and scheme appraisal.
Through the framework the council hopes to aims to reduce traffic, improve journey times and increase access while reducing carbon emissions.
“We are committed to delivering a connected county with excellent transport,” said Staffordshire cabinet member for highways and transport Mike Maryon.
“Connectivity is important not only for economic growth, but also for fostering greater independence, reducing isolation and linking residents easily to education, healthcare, work and community activities.”
Atkins will work under the framework until 2015.