Efficient movement of people and goods is key to underpinning a dynamic, modern economy. Increasing demand for movement within countries has led to the development of dense transport networks. The downward trend in the cost of travel has supported and enabled the globalization of the world economy and closer social integration. In most growing economies demand for transport exceeds economic growth -- most evident in the major developing countries of the world which are undertaking unprecedented infrastructure building investment programmes. However, the pace of demand often outstrips the traditional public sector model of finance, supply and management. As a result, there is a growing involvement of the private sector in the delivery of transport services and the management of transport infrastructure. The contractual and regulatory requirements to ensure that the service is provided place an additional burden on high-quality public services.
LeighFisher offers broad expertise in financial, facilities, operational, and environmental planning and analysis. We use an integrated physical-financial approach in recommending solutions that are financially feasible and commercially optimized. In an environment in which costs are ever more important and evaluated not only on the basis of their impact on the bottom line today, but also by their impact on long-term operational results and the environment, we help transport owners, operators and financiers to identify viable solutions.
In mature economies, the emphasis has changed from one focused on capacity-enhancing projects to those that maintain existing infrastructure. In emerging economies, the pressure to deliver affordable facilities to meet rapidly growing demand has intensified. In both cases, the challenge is the same -- to identify the most affordable, operationally efficient, and sustainable solution and to justify those solutions to users. We assist our clients to develop innovative planning and operational alternatives by clearly analyzing their financial, operational, and environmental implications. With this comprehensive appreciation of the full costs and benefits of facility developments, we are able to help our clients not only identify the best alternative, but also to make the case for investment to all stakeholders.
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