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 Regular articles (five per year) are produced on the UK Roads Liaison Group activites.  To read the articles see below.  For further information on Transportation Professional and subscription rates click here.

 
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Benefits of highway asset risk management explained

Benefits of highway asset risk management explained. Modern approaches to managing highway assets contained in a recently updated code of practice place a greater emphasis on risk and should be closely followed, says Andy Warrington MCIHT. Originally published in September in Transportation Professional. Republished...

Transportation Professional - news article 16/10/17
Transportation Professional October 2017

Flexible finance options help investment in street lighting. Greater flexibility in financing street lighting schemes should give confidence to authorities who are looking to improve energy efficiency and save money...

Transportation Professional - news article 16/10/17
Transportation Professional July-August 2017

Reflections on how the roads group and its boards have grown - Bridges Board chair Dana Skelley is stepping away from the UKRLG. Here she offers her thoughts on how the group has fared over the last 16 years. The update also includes a piece on the merits and challenges of using inspection drones....

Transportation Professional - news article 17/07/17
Transportation Professional May 2017

Future scanning to improve road condition SCANNER survey vehicles use laser sensors and camera technology to capture road surface condition More consistent and appropriate surveys of road condition can be achieved through SCANNER which is now being improved to potentially allow the measurement of further parameters, ...

Transportation Professional - news article 15/05/17
Transportation Professional March 2017

Time is now to adopt future thinking in managing highways. Cameras fitted to the front of refuse trucks will be used to spot potholes in two areas including Thurrock New technology and better communications look set to have a major impact on how highway authorities manage road maintenance says the Department for Trans...

Transportation Professional - news article 13/03/17
Transportation Professional January 2017

Updated highway risk and liability guide set to appear - The guide to best practice in the management of highway liability risk exposures has been revised and will be published early in 2017....

Transportation Professional - news article 3/01/17
Transportation Professional October 2016

Updated code promotes better managed infrastructure: UKRLG has launched an update to its Code of Practice which takes an integrated, risk based approach to managing highway infrastructure assets....

Transportation Professional - news article 18/10/16
Transportation Professional July - Aug 2016

Shining a light on traffic sign illumination How traffic signs are illuminated should not be determined by regulation but follow local risk assessments says the UK Lighting Board member Dave Johnson, who works for Transport for London. Also included: Fresh challenges for new chair of UK Roads. Newly elected chair of...

Transportation Professional - news article 18/07/16
Transportation Professional May 2016

Understanding Better Information Management New advice from the UK Roads Liaison Group titled Better Information Management guidance for infrastructure bodies’ aims to help transportation sector clients understand and embed BIM in their work. Here, the chair of the UK Bridges Board Dana Skelley answers questions about...

Transportation Professional - news article 16/05/16
Transportation Professional March 2016

Working effectively under the challenges of austerity - Dr Andrew Murray is standing down as UK Roads Board chairman. Here he reflects on recent progress made in the highways sector and how austerity means local authorities will have to keep evolving....

Transportation Professional - news article 14/03/16
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