Our road network is probably our most important public asset with almost all journeys touching a road at some point. It is vital for the movement of goods and people and both a facilitator and driver of economic performance.
Our Roads group is made up of some of the UK’s most proactive road engineers. They come together to regularly engage stakeholders in government – including the Department for Transport, Highways England and the Office of Rail and Road. They engage other stakeholders including the breadth of road users from cyclists to hauliers and everyone in-between. A diverse range of topics are discussed – ranging from the future of our roads and driverless vehicles to potholes and reform of road funding.
The group informs ACE’s thought-leadership in this area, producing innovative yet tangible proposals to meet the changing needs of our road network and how it is funded, built and managed. It regularly responds to government consultations, holds events and writes articles for the trade press.
The group meets quarterly. Members include representatives of the following ACE member companies: AECOM, Amey, Arcadis, Arup, GESL, Mott MacDonald, Ramboll UK, WSP and WYG.
The Chair is Dave Beddell of AECOM
ACE's submission to Government departments.
National infrastructure and construction procurement pipeline 2020/21
Detailed member-only briefing on the IPA's analysis of the upcoming public sector pipeline.
Budget 2020 - Initial briefing
Three page briefing on major announcements at Budget 2020.
Budget 2020 - Detailed analysis
Detailed member-only analysis of Budget 2020.
ACE Manifesto: Infrastructure for everyone
Outlining a raft of policies ready for all political parties to engage with.
Inquiry into local roads funding and governance
ACE response to Transport Select Committee inquiry.
Autumn Budget 2018: ACE Submission
ACE submission to HM Treasury in advance of the Autumn Budget 2018.
Transport for the North's strategic plan
ACE responds to TfN's draft strategic plan.
Proposal for a Major Road Network (MRN)
ACE response to DfT's proposals for the creation of a new Major Road Network.
Shaping the Future of England’s strategic road (RIS2)
ACE comments on DfT response to Highways England’s initial report into the strategic road networ…
Funding Roads for the Future
Creating a more sustainable road network fit for future purpose.
Policy Briefing - Transport Investment Strategy
ACE analyses the Department for Transport's Investment Strategy.
Policy Briefing - Manifesto comparison 2017
We compare the offering for infrastructure from the three major parties.
London’s Transport Infrastructure
ACE responds to National Infrastructure Commission's call for evidence.
Enforcement Policy for Highways England
ACE responds to ORR's consultation
Policy Briefing - Road Investment Strategy
ACE analysis of the Department for Transport's road investment strategy.
Strategic River Crossings
ACE responds to Transport Committee's request for evidence.
How to reduce inefficiency and secure investment in roads for future generations.