The strategic road network is a vital asset that keeps national and local economies moving. The network needs to be efficiently managed and maintained, and meet a desired level of performance, to meet the expectations of modern society.
Performance includes journey time reliability, the condition of the network, its impact on the wider environment, and increasingly providing users with the information they require. Over the coming years, the UK Government has committed to investing significant funds in the network to ensure that it is able to meet the expectations of road users, as well as wider social, economic and environmental aspirations. But it also has a responsibility to ensure that it obtains value for money for the taxpayer from the use of those funds.
CEPA’s highways capabilities include regulatory framework design, infrastructure funding, cost benchmarking, efficiency assessment, performance metrics and incentive design. We have deep institutional knowledge of the strategic roads network in England, through our work on the Road Investment Strategy, its related Performance Specification and the monitoring and assessment of Highways England’s performance.
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Transport News & insights
Civil Aviation Authority issues decision on the price control review of UK air traffic control operator
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued its decision on the 2020-24 price control review (RP3) of the UK air traffic control operator NATS.
Increasing government spending to tackle air pollution
CEPA analysis - commissioned by UK100 - shows that increasing government spending to tackle air pollution will lead to significant wider economic benefits.
Highways benchmarking: pavement condition
CEPA, alongside TRL, have twice been commissioned by the Office of Rail and Road to assess how pavement condition is measured.
Highways - Efficiency review for the Office of Rail and Road
CEPA commissioned to support review of Highways England’s proposed efficiencies and to perform a high-level analysis of the deliverability of the proposed enhancement programme.
Emission controls on trucks in Britain
Ivan Viehoff's briefing note about emission controls, including decarbonisation, of freight transport in Britain over the next 30 years.
Setting Highways England’s Performance Specification
CEPA has been advising the Department for Transport about how to set the performance regime which is used to monitor and assess the performance of Highways England.
Efficiency incentives to apply to the economic regulation of Heathrow
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has published a report by CEPA alongside its policy update and consultation on the economic regulation of capacity expansion at Heathrow Airport (CAP 1782).
Reducing the environmental impact of freight in the UK
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) published their final report "Better Delivery: the challenge for freight" on 17 April 2019.
Publication of an issues paper on public transport fare in Sydney
The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has published an issues paper as part of a major review of public transport fares in Sydney and surrounding areas.
Airport capacity strategy
CEPA’s contribution to this study on delivering the future airport capacity requirements in Ireland for the Irish Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport set out the decisions Ireland has to make - and the timing - to come to a good decision on the future capacity requirements of Dublin Airport.