Alexander Jan
I lead Arup’s transaction advice team for transport. Based in London, I oversee delivery of UK and international assignments for clients wishing to buy, sell or finance transport infrastructure. In addition, I provide leadership for our policy and economic regulation work covering rail, roads, maritime and aviation.

My background includes around twenty years of public policy and consultancy experience, working for the CBI, KPMG and the CAA. I also provided policy advice to the then newly elected Mayor for London and was head of business planning and performance improvement at Metronet Rail (BCV).

I recently co-authored one of the Sir Roy McNulty rail value for money studies and an Arup/RAC Foundation report Providing and Funding Strategic Roads.

Entries by Alexander Jan

Fair Regulation?

(0) Comments | Posted 29 January 2014 | (09:17)

Last week, hundreds of thousands of Londoners and commuters in the rest of the South East battled strikes and main line signal failures to get to work. With considerable grit and determination many of them succeeded. It's fair to say that George Osborne's Christmas gift to restrict regulated fare rises...

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Raising the Capital: Report of the London Finance Commission

(0) Comments | Posted 30 May 2013 | (08:31)

We recently saw the publication of the London Finance Commission report. Set up by Boris Johnson last year, this independent review tackles a range of complicated issues facing the way in which infrastructure and public services are funded in the capital. Compared to the current debate raging about Europe or...

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The Mayor's Vision for Cycling

(0) Comments | Posted 20 May 2013 | (15:59)

Recently the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, launched his cycling vision for London. His plan is to double bike use over the next ten years. "Mini-Hollands" in the suburbs are promised alongside thousands of additional bike parking spaces. Designated routes criss-crossing the capital are also in the mix. The most...

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Wanted: A Secretary of State for Infrastructure

(0) Comments | Posted 23 April 2013 | (11:21)

After some neglect, the UK is ramping up investment in its economic infrastructure. A Minister for Infrastructure should now lead the charge.

George Osborne's 2013 budget, which aims to trim department spending to support infrastructure projects, is encouraging ... to a degree. We're surrounded by economic stagnation, and there's general...

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Running the Tube Later at the Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted 5 February 2013 | (09:15)

Last week Transport for London held out the prospect of the Underground running later at weekends. Commencing in 2015, this could deliver a boost to London's £8 billion a year dining, drinking and entertainment industry. It would provide a boon to the thousands of Londoners who flock to the West...

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Rail Fares on the Rise: The Challenge of Change

(6) Comments | Posted 7 January 2013 | (23:00)

Last week passengers across much of the country received a belated and unwanted Christmas present; another round of rail fare increases. Alongside a further year of falling household disposable incomes, few breadwinners will appreciate the chancellor limiting the average fare rise to just over 4%. Whilst this is less than...

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A Fork in the Road: Navigating Transport Reform

(0) Comments | Posted 28 November 2012 | (13:10)

Doing nothing with our roads is no longer an option. Congestion is forecast to increase dramatically. The UK government estimates a 54% increase in delays on the network by 2035. According to research from the RAC Foundation and Institute for Fiscal Studies, the current motoring tax system is a ticking...

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