ARTSM (Association for Road Traffic Safety and Management) are a trade association representing those involved within the Road Safety and Traffic Control sectors from product and software manufacturers to consultants, advisers and researchers. Our four working groups address issues and concerns relating to sign materials, bollards and sign illumination, variable message signs and traffic control equipment. We are a key part of the TOPAS management board, and work closely with the DfT and devolved Governments on matters concerning our members. ARTSM is an effective way to stay abreast with and contribute to the direction of the industry and those issues affecting it. As well as being part of the TOPAS Board we also sit on a number of BSI and NHSS Committees working to achieve standards that work for the UK and abroad.
The TMCA was formed in 1989 primarily to meet the challenges of maintaining high standards of safety for workers and the public at major traffic management sites. We provide a forum for conferring with public bodies, in particular Highways England, local authorities and the Health and Safety Executive. Members are required to consistently set high standards for installation, maintenance and removal of major traffic management schemes and need to be at the forefront in establishing Industry Best Practice. We use high quality equipment, employ appropriately trained and certificated personnel, utilise the appropriate specially designed and adapted vehicles for traffic management activities, adopt standard methods of working and are accredited in accordance with the National Highways Sector Scheme for temporary traffic management.
For over 40 years, REMA has been the UK’s trade association for manufacturers of retroreflective traffic guidance and safety products. It is the co-ordinated voice for companies involved in the ever-changing traffic safety industry. REMA members include most of the UK’s key producers of retroreflective sheeting, temporary traffic signs and barriers, cones, marker posts, road studs and road markings, road lamps, hi-vis clothing and vehicle conspicuity markings. The products provide visual information, day and night, for both permanent and temporary traffic needs. Associate membership is available for organisations or companies providing a technical service to full members.
The Road Safety Foundation
The Road Safety Foundation is a UK charity advocating road casualty reduction through simultaneous action on all three components of the safe road system: roads, vehicles and behaviour. Many of its published reports have informed new legislation or government policy and the Foundation plays a pivotal role in raising awareness of the importance of road infrastructure at all levels through:
- Regular publication of EuroRAP safety rating measures which can be understood by the general public, policy makers and professionals alike
- Working with road authorities to improve the safety of the road infrastructure for which they are responsible
- Proposing the strategies and goals that the Government should set in order to save thousands of lives and disabling injuries
The Road Safety Foundation is a founder member of the FIA Foundation and frequently works with other FIA members in Britain and abroad. It also works closely with other road safety organisations including the RAC Foundation, AA, IAM, RoadSafe, PACTS and professional bodies such as ADEPT.
The Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) aspires to be the leading voice of the highways term management and maintenance industry, sharing knowledge and feedback, fostering best practice and improved industry standards, whilst influencing government and other stakeholders’ policies. HTMA was established in April 2005 to promote the positive contribution that the highways management and maintenance industry makes to the nation and to be an effective influencing voice on behalf of the Industry. Its members are some of the best known consulting engineers, construction companies and service providers in the UK and are a vital element in the community, maintaining the basic infrastructure needed to underpin a fast-moving, flexible economy.
Highways England is the government company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads. Formerly the Highways Agency, it became a government company in April 2015, with a road network that totals around 4,300 miles. While this represents only 2% of all roads in England by length, these roads carry a third of all traffic by mileage and two thirds of all heavy goods traffic. Highways England delivers £15 billion of investment on its road network as described in the government’s Road Investment strategy. This includes £11 billion of capital funding committed between 2015 and 2020 – as set out in its Strategic Business Plan.
The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) represents Place directors from county, unitary and metropolitan authorities, along with Local Enterprise Partnerships. ADEPT members are at the very heart of maximising sustainable growth in communities throughout the UK. They are delivering the projects that are key to unlocking broader economic success and creating more resilient communities, economies and infrastructure. ADEPT is a membership based, voluntary organisation with approximately 65 authority, 15 LEP and 10 corporate partner members across England. It represents members' interests by proactively engaging central Government on emerging policy and issues, and promoting initiatives aimed at influencing Government policy.
The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) is a charity, learned society and membership body with 12 UK regions and a number of international groups. The CIHT represents and qualifies professionals who plan, design, build, manage and operate transport and infrastructure. We offer routes to qualifications including Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer and Engineering Technician, the SoRSA Certificate of Competency and Transport Planning Professional. The CIHT is the leading voice of the highways and transportation infrastructure profession. We are the prime source of advice for national and local government as well as other strategic stakeholders when they are seeking technical expertise and knowledge to guide future policy and investment.
The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) provides professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition. It has been registering engineers and technicians with the Engineering Council since 1972 and accrediting academic courses since 1989. You can take advantage of our extensive highways experience and trained specialist advisors, mentors and reviewers by becoming a member. IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience. We’re proud of our long history and providing our members with 40 plus years of highways experience.
ITS (UK) is the UK association for the promotion of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). It works to bring the benefits that ITS can offer in terms of economic efficiency, transport safety, and environmental benefits to the United Kingdom - and at the same time expand the ITS market. The membership, over 150 UK organisations, comprises Government Departments, Local Authorities, consultants, manufacturing and service companies, and academic and research institutions. Members benefit from ITS United Kingdom activities including seminars, workshops and regular news dissemination. ITS (UK) encourages discussion on issues such as public/private co-operation, standards, legislation, information provision and new technology.
TheRichWorks.co.uk was the vision of Susanne Ingham and founded in 2008. As a highly experienced industry professional, Susanne amassed an enviable network of both public and private sector contacts. Through her extensive knowledge of the sector, she identified a real need for a single online source of construction and highways information which could cater for the needs of private enterprise, government organisations, industry professionals and even students or those considering entering into a new career path. From there TheRichWorks.co.uk was born - an independent, non-competitive site that provides everything you need to know about construction and highways in the UK.
Together, our members’ aim is to develop and promote a fresh approach to highway asset management.
This includes establishing new, standard methodologies to understand the true state of the infrastructure of highways and determine the correct level of investment for today and the future. As a result, we will secure stakeholder involvement and funding that will allow us to address the decline of our highways, remove maintenance backlog and create a resilient network.
Cities Today is the only global magazine containing analysis, comment and best practices on sustainable urban development, connecting local governments with public and private sector solutions.
With an expert editorial advisory board comprising the World Bank, UN-Habitat, UNEP, and city associations ICLEI, C40, UCLG ASPAC, UCLG Africa, UCLG MEWA, Sister Cities International and FLACMA, the publication highlights the challenges facing city leaders and local governments in mobility, finance, smart technology, health care, energy efficiency, water, sanitation, security and housing.
Highways.Today is the online journal featuring news, information and resources for the international construction industry, including news on: international contracts; roads; airports; bridges; tunnels; rail; infrastructure; plant, equipment; and technology.
Our Industry Directory is one of the best resources on the internet to find the services, suppliers and manufacturers you need to work with. Visit www.highways.today to subscribe to our newsletter and to keep up-to-date with the fast-moving global construction industry.
The Joint Authorities Group (UK) [JAG(UK)] represents all 209 Street and Road Authorities in Street and Road Works matters relating to the New Roads and Street Works Act: 1991 and the relevant parts of the Traffic Management Act 2004. It works on behalf of its members to promote excellence in road network and traffic management right across the UK.
JAG(UK) focuses on the daily operation, the coordination of works for asset or utility network management and other events taking place on the highway. JAG(UK)'s member organisations are primarily local authorities and similar bodies whose principal activities are governed by highways, street, road and traffic management legislation. Their responsibilities include regulation of streets and roads for any purpose, with a view to maintaining public safety, asset integrity and the movement of people and goods.
The IAT is the Professional Body for persons working in the field of Asphalt Technology and for those interested in all aspects of the manufacture, placing, technology and uses of materials containing Asphalt or Bitumen. Membership of the Institute is open to all sectors of the industry; from quarries, manufacturing plants, laboratories, airport and highway surfacing, to building and construction mastic and from the client or architectural and consultant engineering sectors of the industry. There are 9 regional branches in the UK and Republic of Ireland that run regular local conferences, seminars, site visits, technical evenings and training days to keep the membership abreast of contractual, engineering, material and plant design changes. Technical events are often shared with sister institutions.