Shane Ingley of our Auckland office is now a certified independent hearings Commissioner which means he is able to sit on the hearings panel on behalf of councils. The ‘Making Good Decisions Programme’ provides certification and helps councilors, community board members and independent commissioners make better decisions under the Resource Management Act. This is a wonderful achievement for Shane, and we congratulate him.
Our strategic road safety work was internationally recognised at the Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP) Traffic Records Forum held in New Orleans 6-9 August 2017. Abley Transport Consultants was awarded First Place in the "Best Visualization Competition" for forecasting crash locations using existing transport data.
Steve Abley has been reappointed as a Development Contributions Commissioner by Hon Anne Tolley, Minister of Local Government.
A group of Abley and Interpret staff attempted to solve a murder on Saturday 29th July. Set in the 1970s, everyone embraced the era with costumes and had a great night out at the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre in Ferrymead, Christchurch.
In early August, Paul Durdin will be presenting as a finalist for the ‘Data Visualization Project Award’ at the 2017 Association of Transportation Safety Information Professionals (ATSIP) Traffic Records Forum in New Orleans. The conference brings together data analysts, state and local law enforcement officials, engineers, motor vehicle officials, emergency medical services providers, judicial administrators, and highway safety professionals from across the United States and international communities.
New Zealand is hosting an FIA Region II Asia-Pacific round table meeting in Queenstown on 31 July/1 August. The meeting invites representatives from the Automobile clubs of Bangladesh, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, Cambodia, India and Philippines. Paul Durdin has been invited to present on a topic of harnessing data for focusing road safety investment, and showing the work that Abley is doing in this space. Paul says “It is an absolute privilege to be invited to speak at the round table meeting alongside the Minister of Transport, the CEO of ANCAP, and representatives from the NZ Transport Agency”.
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