Below you will find the latest blogs from leading figures within the Institution.
It's been a busy period for transport, with a number of consultations from parliament, Government and independent reviews. Here's an update from the policy and technical teams about some of those CIHT will be responding to.
In October 2018 the IPCC (Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change) published its “Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C”. It argued that limiting global warming to 1.5°C (rather than 2°C as agreed as part of the Cancun agreement) is necessary but would require ”rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”.
The 7 of March saw Causeway both exhibit and present at The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation’s Annual Conference, held at the Victoria Park Plaza in London. The conference saw highways and transportation professionals from across the UK come together to discuss productivity in the sector.
CIHT has a vision is for world-class transportation infrastructure and services. The CIHT mission includes being able to fully demonstrate transport infrastructure’s contribution to a prosperous economy and a healthy and inclusive society.
This blog provides additional comments to the technical paper published in the January 2019 issue of Transportation Professional which up-dates both the highway authority and utility company views on the positive actions considered necessary to drive forward appropriate improvements in street works management.
Below you will find the latest blogs from Martin Tugwell, President, CIHT that highlight some of his activity throughout the year.
Having dried out from my visit to North Wales over the weekend, it was an honour to welcome our colleague from the Hong Kong Institution of Highways and Transportation to Britannia Walk this evening.
Whilst the weather did its best to impersonate an autumnal storm, I had the warmest of welcomes in North Wales on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone for the Menai Suspension Bridge.
Today was the first time the new Board of Trustees got together as a group since the Annual General Meeting. It was great to be able to welcome both new and returning Trustees to begin a discussion that forms part of the work to develop the CIHT’s next Strategic Plan.
Last week, the third Regional Conference was held by England’s Economic Heartland, the Sub-national Transport Body that occupies the rest of my week when not engaged on CIHT business.
Last week I attended an event organised by the Independent Transport Commission which is looking at the policy implications of changes in peak hour travel.