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Ian McGrane MCIHT


Ian McGrane  

Ian is an Associate Director with ITP and joined the company in 1998, and specialises in traffic engineering, transport planning, and highway access design with particular and recognised international excellence in BRT infrastructure design and implementation.

Ian has been instrumental to much of ITP involvement in BRT infrastructure design and implementation over the past few years, and his skills and experience has seen him acting as design manager for BRT schemes in Nigeria, Ghana, India and the Philippines.  Within Nigeria, Ian has provided expert engineering design advice, which has witnessed the implementation of Africa’s first BRT system in Lagos, a system which has now been successfully operating since March 2008.  In Ghana, India and the Philippines, Ian has developed BRT infrastructure design proposals, and specific to Ghana and India provided expert advice to the local client on the BRT infrastructure designs for each of the nation’s capital cities.  In addition to his proficient skills in BRT design, Ian has also been involved in developing public transport strategies, most notable in Jordan (Amman) and Noosa in Queensland, Australia.

In addition to his overseas portfolio, Ian has been heavily involved in developing integrated land-use and transport planning studies, accessibility assessments, and transport assessments at several prestigious developments throughout the UK, and has represented a diverse range of private sector clients, including commercial interests within the retail and business sector.  These strategies has enabled Ian to apply his knowledge associated with the traditional disciplines involved in traffic engineering, highway access design and transport planning, but also demonstrated Ian’s ability to manage complex commissions, with proven results delivered on-time and within budget.  Ian possesses strong negotiation skills at all levels of stakeholder engagement, ranging from local authority to third-party consultants.  This ability to successfully negotiate is encapsulated within a deep understanding of statutory highway and town planning legislation combined with a commercial awareness surrounding the viability of highway improvement schemes.

Ian has a proven and unrivalled track record in developing BRT infrastructure proposals for a multitude of international clients, and this is reflected in his enthusiasm and desire to assist in contributing towards improving personal mobility.  His BRT design skills are grounded by his excellence and understanding in the traditional forms of transport engineering,  highway access design and the development control process which has enabled Ian to successfully assist in the promotion of several prestigious developments throughout the UK

Ian McGrane
Associate Director