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CONSULTANT to the built, natural and social environment White Young Green (WYG) has announced a key appointment.

In the past year, WYG has seen a significant increase in demand for its transport-planning services and has doubled the size of its Newcastlebased team.

Now Dr Richard Holland joins WYG in the role of principal transport planner, boosting the number of transport-planning specialists based in Newcastle to seven and, more importantly, significantly strengthening WYG's capability in accessibility planning and public transport.

He previously worked for Metro operator Nexus, where he was responsible for a wide range of public transport work including passenger information systems, innovative ticketing systems and developing the relatively new field of accessibility planning.

Richard is initially working on existing WYG real time passenger information system projects in Tees Valley, Durham and Edinburgh and he will develop further WYG's public transport capability across the North East and nationally.

Dr Nick Bunn, who heads up WYG's traffic and transportation team at Newcastle, said: "Specialist transport planning services is a growth area. Richard brings with him more than a decade of experience and industry knowledge."

Richard said: "I am delighted to join White Young Green. I am extremely keen to apply my knowledge and past experience on actual projects such as real-time passenger information systems and bring the field of accessibility planning into the mainstream.

"As new commercial and residential developments continue to spring up it is important that they are wellserved by public transport."

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TRANSPORT IDEAS - Dr Nick Bunn, left, and Dr Richard Holland
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Dec 13, 2007
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