Effective transport systems and infrastructure underpin the UK’s economic and social welfare. The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) has produced a manifesto that looks at the majority transport issues that affect our industry today and makes recommendations on how the UK should be approaching the challenges of running a world class network.
Read the Manifesto here: http://www.ciht.org.uk/manifesto
The manifesto covers:
- A National Transport Strategy – CIHT believe that a National Transport Strategy should be developed to provide clear direction and certainty for UK transport policy.
- Economy and Funding – CIHT call for a longer-term view and commitment to future funding for the UK’s transport infrastructure.
- Network Resilience – adequate maintenance and funding of transport networks must be a central part of UK policy.
- Transport’s wider benefits – transport has a role to play tackling some of our big societal challenges including the rise in obesity (through active travel), the ageing population and social exclusion (through connecting people and places).
- Transport and Planning – an improved planning system must include transport networks and acknowledge the important role they play in economic and social development.
- Skills – the recruitment, careful development and retention of the next generation is central to a vibrant, internationally competitive, diverse and inclusive industry.
CIHT Routes to Diversity & Inclusion toolkit
CIHT Routes to Diversity & Inclusion toolkit for employers is a first for the highways and transportation sector. It provides a route map to success through diversity and inclusion.
This toolkit offers practical guidance, case studies and links to reliable sources of expert advice for employers to help recruit, retain and develop a more diverse workforce. By doing so, employers will improve their own business performance and increase capacity within the industry.
Read the CIHT Routes to Diversity & Inclusion toolkit for employers
CIHT see this document as the start of a dialogue between key stakeholders in our industry. CIHT welcome your opinions on the issues raised and would be delighted to have the opportunity to discuss this and other issues affecting our industry in more detail.
If you would like to comment on any of the issues raised in this document or discuss any relevant highways and transportation subjects, please do not hesitate to contact CIHT via our Director of Communications, Daniel Isichei on:
T: +44 (0)20 7336 1566