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Bristol City Football Club has called in consultant High-Point Rendel to assess whether its Ashton Gate stadium will withstand stresses imposed by a planned pop concert next Friday. Structural checking of stadia to be used for concerts is now a Football Association requirement.

A study by consultant FaberMaunsell has revealed that 44% of women and 19% of men feel unsafe waiting at a bus stop at night. Information from the study was used to draft new guidelines designed to tackle crime on buses, launched by the Department of Transport, Local Government & the Regions last week.

Consultant MVA has been appointed by Park Royal Partnership to develop traffic management proposals for the Park Royal area, the largest industrial estate in London.

Consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff is to assess the feasibility of developing two toll roads in Quebec and Montreal as public private partnerships on behalf of the Quebec Ministry of Transportation. The firm has also been awarded a three year contract to provide highway services to the Georgia Department of Transportation in the US.

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