DFT Confirm Official Support for Highways Summit 2009

London, United Kingdom, April 02, 2009 --(PR.com)-- IQPC's Transport IQ announced today that for the first time, the Department for Transport will be an official supporter of the 2009 Highways Asset Management Summit, taking place April 27-29th in Birmingham.

With the DFT announcing that it is making £32 million available to assist local authorities in England with developing their asset management capability for their highway assets, the Summit will provide the platform to engage with policymakers and decide on future plans for highways development across the UK. As public scrutiny of the road network increases alongside the need to operate in a more climate friendly way, local authorities are scrambling to deliver more value for money to the taxpayer whilst investing within acceptable limits. Despite high levels of intent, many authorities have struggled to realise asset management plans (AMPs) but with the DFT leading the charge, 2009 looks set to see a step change.

Submit your questions to Edward Bunting, Senior Policy Advisor at the Department for Transport before the event. To submit a question please use the online form.

Now in its 7th year, IQPC's Highways Asset Management event provides a leading forum in which those involved with policy, investment, highways management and engineering participate in interactive discussion with experts from across the UK local authorities. It is a rare opportunity for benchmarking performance amongst authorities and directly interact with major policy players.

For more information email enquire@iqpc.co.uk, visit www.highwaysam.co.uk , or call +44 (0)20 7368 9300


For more information contact sally.rodwell@iqpc.co.uk
Sally Rodwell
+44 (0)20 7368 9300