Research & Insights

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  1. Future Highways Membership Forum

Proving Services is also re-launching its Future Highways Research Club (FHRC). On 5 October 2017, the most innovative thought leaders across the local authority highways sector will met at Cranfield University to:

  • Share good practice arising from the strategic transformation programmes they are pursuing using the approaches, tools and operating models developed through the first generation FHRC.
  • Debate and develop the research programme for this next generation FHRC. Our 2017 and beyond programme includes a focus on:
    • achieving and demonstrating continuous value for money improvement
    • how authorities can best commercialise their highways assets including how best to exploit the opportunities presented by the electronic vehicle era
    • best practice communication and effective community engagement
    • developing the concept of ‘mutuality’, that is re-defining the traditional relationships with private sector providers to focus on a bi-lateral set of values and objectives that satisfy the needs of all parties and make for healthier and more effective business relationships.

The following organisations are represented as members of the FHRC and will continue to meet regularly at Cranfield:

  • Highways Magazine
  • Aberdeenshire Council
  • Barnet Council
  • Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Derby City Council
  • Lincolnshire County Council
  • North Yorkshire County Council
  • Oxfordshire County Council
  • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Somerset County Council
  • Staffordshire County Council
  • Suffolk County Council
  • West Sussex County Council

Download Here: Future Highways Operating Model Prospectus

Industry Insights

Proving Services writes monthly articles for Highways Magazine which capture the practices being applied by the leading innovators in the sector and also horizon scan for the next significant challenges and opportunities. These articles are also published here on our website:

Future Operating Model for Highways

Highways Transformation versus Reformation

Options for Future Service Delivery

Effective Communications