UKRLG e-newsletter October 2019
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Placing a value on keeping road bridges in good order

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Finishing touches are being made to a new decision support tool for bridges to help asset managers assess risk and direct funds more effectively.

Beta testing has been completed for a new Structures Asset Valuation & Investment decision support tool, which is set to be released in the next couple of months ready for a Whole of Government accounts process starting next April.

The software builds upon an original Structures Asset Management Planning Toolkit published several years ago by the Department for Transport and The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy to help local authorities manage their assets.

UK Bridges Board and Bridge Owners Forum member Keith Harwood, who is behind the new tool says: “The previous toolkit was a proof of concept as to how you could do both asset management planning and valuation required as part of the Whole of Government accounts. “It was published in such way to allow software developers to evolve bridge asset database products to include decision support functionality,” adds Keith, who is Hertfordshire County

To read the full article:   Transportation Professional - October 2019


Lifecycle Planning Toolkits launched

Today (18/10/2019) UKRLG has published a range of HMEP Lifecycle Planning Toolkits. Good lifecycle planning supports strategic level planning and better decision making for future highway investment decisions. Planning and estimating expenditure requirements alongside long-term asset performance is essential to improve the management of roads and services. These estimates can be used to determine the likely performance of the asset so that future budget can be prioritised accordingly.  

For more information - click here.

Stephen Fidler named as new roads group Chair

Department for Transport’s director of local transport Stephen Fidler OBE has taken over from Graham Pendlebury as Chair of the UK Roads Liaison Group.

Stephen has also been appointed by DfT Ministers as the next UK First Delegate to the World Road Association (PIARC).

Regarding his appointment as UKRLG Chair, Stephen said: “It’s a real privilege to return to work on local transport, with virtually every journey – for pedestrians, cyclists, cars and by bus – starting and ending on the local road network.  Given the challenges and opportunities we are facing – from climate change to autonomous vehicles – how DfT, the devolved administrations, local government and the supply chain work together has never been more important.  UKRLG and its boards have a vital role to play in sharing innovations and good practice from across the country, and beyond.”

To read the full article:   Transportation Professional - October 2019

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