Posts by Stephen Carruthers:
Stephen is an Associate Transport Planner and leads the Strategy & Planning team.
He helps government organisations plan and fund their transport systems. This includes developing transport strategies, leading and writing business cases and developing network operating plans.
The Strategy & Planning team also deliver a range of transport modelling solutions from macro to micro scale, economic assessments, traffic signal design and analysis, and detailed data analysis. They are interested in how cities grow, accessibility in the transport system, transport resilience and how to make the most of the existing transport system.
Stephen completed a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Transport and Logistics at Lincoln University, followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Transportation Engineering from Canterbury University. He is a Member of Engineering NZ and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He is also an active member of the Transportation Group NZ having been Chair and Treasurer of the central branch, and has been a member of the organising committee for several conferences.
Stephen began his career working at the Wellington City Council as Assistant Transport Planner working on parking, walking & cycling, resource consents, project management and bus priority over a period of almost four years. This was followed by four years working for the NZ Transport Agency in a range of roles from transport planning to project management. This is where is began his journey with business cases and network operating plans.
After eight years in public service, Stephen moved to consulting. Over the past five years Stephen has been based in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch while delivering project across the entire country.
Stephen’s breadth of experience in various roles across the country has given him a valuable perspective on how to develop and deliver a successful project.
Stephen enjoys the challenge that transport planning brings. No day and no problem is the same. Transport planning brings together social, economic, planning, engineering and a whole other range of factors to understand the best outcome.