We have a national network of trained staff to facilitate accurate data, when it’s needed and on time.

manual surveys

CTS responded to the timescale pressure we were under and turned our data round in record time


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Manual Surveys

  • Manual Traffic Counts
  • Origin & Destination Studies (vehicle registration plate and postcode matching available)
  • Roadside Interviews (RSI)
  • Multi-Modal Monitoring Studies
  • Queue Length Assessments
  • Journey Time Surveys
  • Traffic Management
  • Bespoke Survey Design
  • Saturation flow and degree of saturation surveys

Our wealth of knowledge in all aspects of transport data collection means each work schedule is undertaken with the same attention to detail, regardless of size or complexity. Each project is designed to fit your specifications, and our supervisory team review training on a job-by-job basis to ensure field staff collect the data to exactly match your requirements.

We have a national network of over 1,000 experienced and trained site staff, recruited specifically for their suitability and experience – including those studying for transportation qualifications and retired members of professional organisations. Our personnel are highly observant, capable, and trustworthy in all aspects of their work.

Our ongoing supervisor training programme ensures all our supervisory staff are abreast of new survey techniques, contemporary legislation, and safety law. Each project, regardless of size, has a dedicated project manager and site supervisor who are responsible for the smooth running of work both on-site and in the office. We regularly review our methodology and outputs to ensure a constant program of improvements and accuracy. All our supervisors have proven themselves as excellent people managers in addition to having many years of experience in all aspects of data collection.

We use a wide range of “off the shelf” software alongside our own bespoke programs, which have been developed to provide us with comprehensive data validation and problem solving solutions, providing robust reports, formatted to your requirements. We can also offer complex analysis of results, tailored to requirements of each project.

CTS have a fully equipped and qualified traffic management team, so all work requiring traffic control can be dealt with in-house – and all surveys are carried out to Health & Safety Executive, Department for Transport, and Police standards as a matter of course. This is of particular importance with reference to RSI surveys, as Traffic Management can be altered quickly and efficiently to fit in with site specific conditions.

These effective processes work together to ensure that our data is robust and accurate, no matter what type of survey