In work for the Essex County Council (ECC) and Mouchel Essex, Minnerva has developed a comprehensive approach to obtaining and exploiting transport survey data to provide maximum value for the considerable investment that surveys, especially, regular surveys can entail

The project focused on capabilities for monitoring the ECC Local Transport Plan but considered wider survey requirements, such as School and Employer Travel Plan surveys, as well as the needs of transport modelling

Minnerva designed and implemented a full range of facilities, including:

• questionnaires for the household surveys
• stratified sampling software with supporting GIS capabilities
on-line documentation systems
survey management software

There has been a significant element of innovation in the work on transport data systems, which is explained further in a 'White Paper' on the subject of obtaining best value from survey data. This is available in PDF format.

(Contact: Martin Bach)