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Atkins joins forces with the Department for Transport and other leading organisations from across the private and public sectors to promote UK transport expertise at this year’s World Roads Congress in Seoul, Republic of Korea from the 2-6 November.

The five day event, focused on the central theme ‘Roads and Mobility – Creating New Value from Transport’, brings together stakeholders from across the globe in an effort to share industry knowledge and explore current challenges and growth opportunities for the transport sector.

As environmental and technological developments continue to impact on the roads network, countries will face similar implications in areas such as management and performance; access and mobility; safety; and infrastructure.

Lila Tachtsi, practice director, Atkins’ Transportation division commented: “The congress presents a most welcomed opportunity for international government’s and organisations to learn from each other and further build their national road transport capabilities. Our industry challenges are not in isolation and by working collaboratively at home and abroad, we can ensure our roads continue to facilitate social and economic growth.”

The UK is already taking steps to further build industry excellence, create value and improve road user satisfaction through a range of innovative programmes including smart motorways, asset management and advancements in Intelligent Transport Systems.

The management of road assets is a key theme at this year’s congress. Lila Tachtsi will be chairing a workshop on ‘road management and HDM4’ covering the strategic challenges faced by road agencies when making investment decisions.  The UK case study on asset management will be presented at the workshop alongside presentations from the World Bank, the UK Department for Transport and the World Road Association.

Russell Jackson, Atkins’ market director, added: “Our ideas and capabilities showcase the best of British infrastructure engineering. Contributing to the World Roads Congress is a great way of sharing our knowledge, our experience, and our innovation with our international peers.”


For more information:

Kim Regisford
External communications manager, Transportation
Tel: +44 203 214 8718

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