The Network Management & Operations Panel has been established to identify and promote good practise in the areas of management, operation, maintenance, performance and safety of land transport networks, whilst also seeking to determine gaps in the existing provision and provide / support the development of appropriate solutions. The Panel also seeks to work in conjunction with the other CIHT panels and related organisations to tackle a range of cross cutting issues affecting the whole sector.
Efficient and effective management of transport networks is key to keeping Britain moving and, in turn, vital to the nation’s economic prosperity. As well as supporting economic growth via the efficient movement of people and freight, our transport networks are also the vital arteries that connect places of education, leisure and social interaction, thus contributing significantly to our individual and collective wellbeing.
However, our many and varied transport networks are affected by a range of external factors, including restricted funding resources, variable demand which often exceeds available capacity, limited space for expansion, interruptions due to unplanned incidents and utility interventions, as well as planned maintenance & improvements.
Increasingly, technology is used to help overcome these constraints; providing the systems that support and enable safe, reliable and interconnected transport networks and making them affordable and available to all potential users. Communications with and between operators, users and vehicles are also constantly evolving, providing opportunities for greater flexibility and increased personal choice.
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