David Gregory Transport Planning Limited (dgtp)
David Gregory Transport Planning Limited (dgtp)

Project, Technical Appraisal and Management Experience

David has held the role of Technical Appraisal Director, Project Management Leader or Senior Analyst on a range of recent major transport projects.  In the last seven year since setting up dgtp, he has worked on the following projects for a range of clients:


Development of Scope and Supplier Requrements for Strategic Development Corridor Phase 2 (Transport for the North)

Technical Assurance for six SDC Studies (Transport for the North)

Greater Manchester Bus Reform Proposals (TfGM)

Metrolink Franchise Rebidding (TfGM)

Greater Manchester Growth Deal Package Business Case Value for Money Appraisal Manager (TfGM)

Salford Central Additional Platforms - Forecasting and Appraisal (TfGM)

Metrolink Demand Forecasting - including performance of new lines, service disruptions, short term forecasting for next 5 year period (TfGM)

HS2 Phase 2 including Piccadilly Station (TfGM)

Worcestershire Parkway ( CH2M Hill / Worcestershire County Council)

Quality Contract Strategy (TAS Partnership and Metro)

Leigh HS2 Interchange Station ( CH2M Hill / TfGM)


Since 2017, David has been contracted to Transport for the North (TfN) to manage the Technical Delivery of the Strategic Development Corridor (SDC) studies, including chairing of the Technical Assurance Group (TAG) and Senior Modelling Group (SMG) meetings.  His was the link between the Project Management teams, Technical Assurance Modelling and Economics (TAME) team and appointed suppliers to ensure delivery of the technical products for the SDC studies.  David also managed the assurance of products, and he completed the detailed reviews of the appraisal products.


David helped develop the requirements for next phases of the SDC work for the Investment Programme Benefits Analysis (IPBA).  He has excellent knowledge of the SDC2a Qualitative work that when combined with the IPBA evidence will form the Business Case for the Investment Programme. 


David has also worked for Transport for Greater Manchester, where he led the development of the Economic Case for the bus reform business case.  For this major piece of work, he managed a leading consultancy who completed the detailed analysis work.  David wrote the economic dimension of the business case collating the quantified evidence. 


At TfGM, David led the co-ordination of the business cases for major schemes in the Growth Deal Package, acted as reviewer for the Gateway assurance process on wider business cases and managed the economic case for bus reform.  The latter project involved the management of consultants and presentations to senior managers. 



Other projects that David has previously worked on in his career are listed below: 


Major Transport Packages and Appraisals

Worcester Transport Strategy Major Scheme Business Case, Worcestershire County Council

Access York Phase 1 Major Scheme Business Case, City of York Council

Greater Manchester Transport Innovation Fund (TIF) Bid, Modelling and Appraisal Management, GMPTE

Rail Projects

Worcestershire Parkway New Station Fund Bid, Worcestershire County Council

Northern Rail Hub Appraisal Service Appraisals, TfGM

West Coast Rail Service Interim Contract, Demand and Revenue Forecasting, DfT / DOR

Leigh Area Rail Demand and Appraisal Study, TfGM / Wigan Council / Network Rail 

Metrolink Phase 3 Business Case Technical Reviews, TfGM

Atherton Line Options and Appraisal Study, TfGM

Golborne and Standish Railway Stations Studies, Wigan Council 

Nottingham Express Transit and South Yorkshire Supertram, Private Sector Bidders

HLOS Rail Assessments, London Midland

Docklands Light Railway, Demand Forecasting, Serco


Bus Projects

Better Bus Area Funding Bid 2013 Appraisal, West of England Partnership

Quality Contract Strategy (QCS) Bus Value for Money Appraisal, Metro (WYPTE)

Bus Ticketing Strategy and Survey, Metro / TICCO

CATCH Bus Services Planning, Merseytravel  


Other Modes

WEST LSTF Funding Bid, West of England Partnership

Cycle City Ambition Grant Funding Appraisal, West of England Partnership and Swindon Borough Council

Hoobrook Link Road Local Pinch Point Funding Bid, Worcestershire County Council

Wigan Transport Hub Study, Wigan Council

Altrincham Interchange Study Business Case, TfGM

Wythenshawe Bus Facilities Study, TfGM

Abbey Bridge Evesham Major Scheme Business Case Appraisal, Worcestershire County Council


Highway Toll Studies

Completed projects in Malaysia, Indonesia, Israel and Albania, forecasting demand and revenue for proposed major highway projects, Private Sector Bidders / World Bank

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