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Highway Risk and Liability Guide 2017

March 2017 (run time 24 minutes)

Colette Dark.jpgThe major insurers of local councils handle about 30,000 highway claims each year at a cost of around £40 million.  What we don’t have information on is the number and costs of the many thousands of claims that are handled in-house by the authorities themselves.  This will add significantly to these figures’.  This podcast features an interview with Colette Dark, an independent insurance risk management expert at  KWD Associates who chaired the updated Highway Risk & Liability Guide 2017 (published in March 2017).
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There is a special podcast on highway risk and liability issues to consider when outsourcing services.

Risk ownership when outsourcing highway services

(run time 7 minutes)

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Data as national infrastucture

February 2017 (run time 35 minutes)

Nic Cary and Teresa JolleyData as national infrastructure - it is vitally important that we consider data as national infrastructure, just like our physical infrastructure.  The quality and availability of data is as important for capacity planning, routing and resilience as it is for road and rail networks.  The interfaces between local and national data are as vital as they are for transport links.  This podcast features an interview with Nic Cary, Head of Digital Transformation at the Department for Transport and Teresa Jolley, an independent consultant.

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A legal view of the risk-based approach

January 2017 (run time 12 minutes)

Stephen Conway.jpgThe Code of Practice Well-managed Highway Infrastructure was published in October 2016 and outlines a risk-based approach. 

This podcast features an interview with Steven Conway, a lawyer specialising in claims against highway authorities and someone who provide legal expertise into the review of the Code.

What does this mean for claims against highway authorities, what do authorities need to do to?

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How to be security minded

November 2016 (run time 30 minutes)

Security imageOur infrastructure – both physical and digital – faces a range of threats from terrorism, to state and commercial espionage, 'hacktivism' to criminality.  The question is how do we guard against these threats?  

For those involved in the transport sector this means adopting a ‘security-minded approach'.  This podcast includes interviews with Alex Luck, Hugh Boyes and Gary Heward who all work on security projects or infrastructure projects requiring security-mindedness.

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Uncertainty Ahead:  Which Way Forward for Transport

August 2016 (run time 22 minutes)

Glenn Lyons image.jpgIn this interview on a project that Professor Glenn Lyons has been leading for CIHT - called CIHT FUTURES - Glenn explores what the future may hold for transportation given a series of uncertainties such as falling world oil prices, the possible future impacts associated with a growing use of digital technology and a slowdown in the growth of car travel.

 

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America's transport agenda:  funding certainty and smart cities

June 2016 (run time 23 minutes)
 

Jeff Paniati imageJeff Paniati's insight into transport in the United States is particularly valuable.  He was Executive Director of the Federal Highways, where he was responsible for 2,900 employees in 65 offices nationwide and an annual operating budget of $400 million and is now Executive Director and CEO at the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE).
 

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Intelligent Transport in a Connected World

June 2016 (run time 24 minutes)

Dr Sue Sharland (smaller image)Dr Sue Sharland started her career as a scientist, has a background in R&D, and was Chief Executive of TRL for 12 years.  Sue is now non-Executive Director/Trustee of a number of public, private and not-for-profit organisations including the Transport Systems Catapult.  Sue was President of CIHT from 2015/16.
 

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The role of autonomous vehicles in the future UK transport system

May 2016 (run time 34 minutes)

GATEway projectOne week before Volvo Cars announced trials of autonomous vehicles in London a panel of experts agreed the UK was a world leader in supporting development of this technology. 

Insight into this fast moving and fascinating development for the transport sector was provided by: Iain Forbes, Head of the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles; Professor Nick Reed from TRL involved with some of the trials in the UK; and Anders Eugensson, Volvo Cars Director of Governmental Affairs. 

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Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy

April 2016 (run time 20 minutes)

Sir Terry Morgan CBE Sir Terry Morgan, Chairman of Crossrail – a £15bn project – started as an apprentice. His own experience of the value of apprenticeships is demonstrated with what Crossrail has achieved by providing people similar opportunities to enter the profession. These lessons are probably the key reason the Secretary of State, Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin, asked Terry to develop the Transport Infrastructure Skills Strategy, published in January 2016.  

 

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Major Roads for the Future.

April 2016 (run time 18 minutes)

Major Roads for the FutureIn autumn 2014 the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund commissioned a substantial two-year Study on ‘Major Roads for the Future’ in England.  The Study, led by David Quarmby, is developing a long term vision – to 2040 – of the role and evolution of the major road network in England.

 

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