Tracsis are set to deliver services to TfGM

28 April 21

Tracsis appointed to Lot 5 of the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) Transport Professional Services Framework

Tracsis, via partnership with lead contractor SYSTRA, will deliver services to TfGM via the Transport Professional Services Framework, helping support TfGM’s ambitious plans to transform transport throughout the Greater Manchester city region.

TfGM is the transport delivery arm for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), overseeing transport and travel across the region, the largest regional economy outside London and home to a diverse population of over 2.8 million people.

Embodied in the Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040, TfGM’s vision is to transform transport across the region, with the goal of 50 per cent of all journeys in Greater Manchester being made by public transport, cycling, or walking by 2040.

This appointment will enable Tracsis to bid for services commissioned via Strategic Lot 5 (Transport Surveys and Data Collection), and associated sub-Lots 5I and 5J. The Tracsis team is a long- standing provider of these services to TfGM and will bring expertise in delivery of both manual and electronic- method surveys, alongside skills in data analytics and enhanced reporting options.

Tracsis’ key partners and suppliers include Vivacity Labs, whose state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence technology gathers detailed and anonymous data on transport modes, flow and patterns, and Citi Logik, specialists in the use and application of Mobile Phone Network Data for deriving insights into transport. The combined expertise of Tracsis and partners will ensure TfGM has a robust evidence base of current and future travel behaviour to inform its investment and transport strategy.

The full list of Lots to which the SYSTRA- led team have been appointed are:


2 – Transport Strategy

2 E – Transport Network Modelling and Analysis

4 – Research and Consultation

4 F – Quantitative Research

4 G – Qualitative Research

4 H – Consultation Activity

5 – Transport Survey Services

5 I – Manual Transport Surveys and Data Collection

5 J – Electronic Transport Surveys and Data Collection

10: Transport Multi-Disciplinary Services

Paul Jackson, Strategic Development Director at Tracsis, said:

“Through providing transport survey services over successive framework contracts, Tracsis have developed a deep understanding of TfGM’s vision and the data needs to support this. We look forward to continuing to provide quality and innovation to help TfGM achieve its’ ambitious transport strategy.”

Mark Nicholson, CEO, Vivacity Labs, said: 

“We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Tracsis and SYSTRA in supporting TfGM, where our data will help identify how best to improve active travel and sustainable transport initiatives across the Manchester regions, along with assessing the impact these changes have.”

Chris Bax, CEO, Citi Logik said:

“We’re honoured and excited to be part of this highly talented team, helping improve the lives of the people that live, work and travel in the Greater Manchester region”.

The framework will run for a period of four years from mid-2021 to mid-2025.