Traffic has always been a focal point in the specialisation of the
company Mott MacDonald in the Czech Republic and the volume of this
activity continues to grow – we participate in the planning and
preparation of projects on all scales, from strategic development
projects to the reconstruction of local communications (roads). We
regard traffic as a multi-disciplinary field requiring quality and
long-term sustainable solutions with regard to its users. The
extent of services provided by the Czech branch office, just as the
sharing of experience within the global Mott MacDonald group,
provide us with the precondition for making such solutions
Consultancy services and PPP projects is one such area that is
being developed worldwide. We are interested in transferring and
implementing our foreign experience with these types of projects in
the Czech Republic. The company Mott MacDonald has operated or is
operating as a consultant on pilot PPP projects in the Czech
Republic. Currently the focal point of interest in these types of
projects is shifting to the regions, where above all regional
self-government authorities are interested in functional PPP
projects. It is in this area that we offer complex consultancy
services from drawing up a project to the selection and supervision
of its realisation.
The core of our work is cooperation with the client throughout the
period of the realisation of the contract. We endeavour to look for
new solutions in a variety of areas as well as listening to the
needs and expectations of our clients. The result is a custom-made
project with the added value of the experience of our employees and
know-how of the Mott Mac Donald group.
The core of the analyses and proposals in the area of traffic
engineering are quality surveys. We specialise in all their types
from directional and profile surveys, traffic relation analysis in
a certain area to extensive city and regional surveys. We use
various methods according to the specific nature of each survey and
then draw up the surveys using specialised software. In many of our
projects, such as traffic models, capacity analysis or economic
assessment, traffic surveys constitute an integral part.
Traffic models are a useful tool for the management, organisation
and regulation of traffic, as well as a guideline for
decision-making about investment into the transport/traffic
infrastructure. We can create a traffic model for a region, city,
area and single crossroads for you – i.e. from macro-modelling to
micro-simulation. We use PTV Vision – VISUM and VISSIM software,
which allows us to do advanced work with traffic models and to
export them into user friendly forms – load diagrams, operation
visualisation and the like.
Master Traffic Plans and Strategies
The problems involving effective management of traffic and
coordination of all its components requires systematic solutions at
city, regional and national level. Drawing up traffic concepts is
one of our traditional areas of activity and is logically
interlinked with traffic modelling and the project preparation of
investments into the traffic infrastructure. A traffic strategy may
cover all kinds of traffic, or develop in detail only some of its
components. The specific extent and specialisation of traffic plans
always complies with the client’s requirements.
In the area of traffic engineering our company offers an
examination of the capacity and comfort of profiles of ground
communications, crossroads (light controlled, uncontrolled and
circular), intersections and connections. We also draw up a
proposal and calculation of programmes for light signalling
equipment and an analysis of the volume of traffic at different
times. The tasks in this area are often included in more extensive
proposals of servicing residential zones, linking up industrial
sites or lessening traffic on roads.
During our activities we assessed hundreds of kilometres of roads
at a total volume of investment funds in the region of hundreds of
millions of EUR. We use the HDM-4 model for this purpose which is a
software tool for analysing investments for the road traffic
infrastructure. We create traffic models for more complicated
projects which provide the relevant input for economic analyses. We
are the co-authors of the methodology of the Czech Road Assessment
System, and we also have experience of modifying methodology at
regional level. Economic assessment is part of feasibility studies,
investment plans as well as the core for the application for
financing projects from the European funds.
Finding the Project Potential - Marketing Surveys and
The key area of the infrastructural or municipal projects is
identifying the target segment (recipients) of the projects,
finding the competitive environment and defining the object of the
project vis-à-vis the competitors. Apart from the demand surveys
that our colleagues deal with in the area of road traffic, we have
also conducted demand surveys in the area of water and air traffic.
We have experience in demand surveys in office, retail and logistic
services for implementing developer projects.
We analyse the acquired data with the aid of the mathematical
apparatus of statistical analysis and determine the trends of
future development. Apart from the conducted surveys, we also
create and use our own database for verifying forecasts.
Activity of Technical and Economic Consultants
The core of this activity is identifying the state of the project
(audit), which then becomes a starting point for further work on
the project. Based on the conducted surveys and forecasts we
communicate with the client and if required propose own technical
solutions. When searching for a technical solution we also assess
the impact of the project on the environment.
We offer the client an independent view of the project with regard
to his needs or the needs of the project recipients. If several
alternatives to the project exist, we conduct a multi-criteria
assessment of these options and we seek an optimum solution.
Optimum technical solutions also need to be examined from their
economic aspects so the client’s funds are spent as effectively and
economically as possible. We draw up socioeconomic and financial
analyses which assess the impact on the client, the near and
broader surroundings of the project. We also consider our work to
be informing the client that his preferred solution is not always
the most economical or means several technical or also legislative
problems. We conduct risk analyses for identifying and assessing
In case this involves a PPP type project drawn up by a so-called
Public Sector Comparator by which we compare the project with its
economic and financial aspect with regard to its public and private
We pass on the results of our work to our clients in the form of an
audit, final report, feasibility study or licence project.
We offer and draw up PPP project documentation in particular for
our clients. We focus especially on technical specifications and on
economic consultancy for small and medium projects. The output is
technical and economic specifications of the required product
(public contract) or required service (PPP).
Contract Documentation and Preparations for Competitive
We also draw up contract documentation and contracts for public
tenders (under the Public Procurement Act No. 137/2006 Coll.) or
for licence dialogue (under the Licence Act No.139/2006 Coll.). At
this stage of the project we cooperate with prominent law offices,
or further consultants in case of large-scale projects.