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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.


Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) is a charity, learned society and membership body with 12 UK regions and a number of international groups. CIHT represents and qualifies professionals who plan, design, build, manage and operate transport and infrastructure. CIHT offer routes to qualifications including Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer and Engineering Technician, the SoRSA Certificate of Competency and Transport Planning Professional. CIHT is the leading voice of the highways and transportation infrastructure profession. It is the prime source of advice for national and local government and other national and local government and other strategic stakeholders when they are seeking technical expertise and knowledge to guide future policy and investment.


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.


The Department for Transport (DfT) works with its agencies and partners to support the transport network that helps the UK’s businesses and gets people and goods travelling around the country. It plans and invest in transport infrastructure to keep the UK on the move. DFT is a ministerial department, supported by 19 agencies and public bodies. Its priorities are:

  • boosting economic growth and opportunity
  • building a One Nation Britain
  • improving journeys
  • safe, secure and sustainable transport


Highways England

Highways England operates, maintains and improves England’s motorways and major A roads. 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. We are responsible for motorways and major (trunk) roads in England. Its road network 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.


ITS (UK) is the UK association for the promotion of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), is a not-for-profit public/private sector association financed by members' subscriptions, and provides a forum for all organisations concerned with 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.