Integrated Network Management

This paper looks at the organizational and systems related requirements for information and data flow for the coordination of strategic and tactical control of the United Kingdom’s (UK) regional and local highway networks. The UK regional strategic network is managed and operated by the UK Highways Agency and comprises motorways and trunk roads with infrequent access that are intended to convey large volumes of traffic regionally and nationally. The second tier operation is the local highway infrastructure, operated by Local Highway Authorities (LHA), and catering to a more complex origin–destination pattern, with near continuous access requirements. The authors stress that delivery of time-critical operational information can increase the performance of wholesale regional networks, assisting authorities in achieving performance and improvement targets, but can also contribute to the climate change agenda by reducing transport-related emissions. However, increasing systems deployment at both local and regional levels brings a requirement and an opportunity for closer coordination and integration between these levels. The authors describe the use of Detailed Local Operating Agreements (DLOA), documents that inform both parties of operational development, along with a detailed schedule of facilities and infrastructure which is maintainable as part of the highways operation function. The authors also focus on the role of LHAs, the traffic information highway, and the importance of performance monitoring.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01142580
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 24 2009 7:09AM