Matthew Eglinton

Head of Local Highways Policy, Department for Transport

Matt is the Head of Local Highways Policy at the Department for Transport. Matt joined the Highways team in 2019 and has a keen focus on encouraging innovation in the highways sector. Prior to this Matt worked on automated and connected vehicle policy and regulation, and was a Private Secretary for successive Transport Ministers at the DfT.

My Sessions at Traffex

Wednesday 22 May 2024


Panel: Highways Maintenance – Supporting Existing and Emerging Methods and Materials

15:05 - 15:45 Maintenance
  • Discussing what local authorities, regional and national bodies are doing to unblock innovation in this area.
  • A look at how lane rental schemes can be used to fund innovation and improve the quality of reinstatements.
  • Discussing routes to improving the quality or accessibility of records about the location of underground pipes, wires, and other apparatus.
  • Analysing the importance of quality control throughout the maintenance process and the need for strong regulation to ensure this.