Paul Durdin, Transportation Engineer/Director at Abley Transportation Consultants, looks at the complex issue of road safety.
On Wednesday 15 November, we attended the fourth annual NZ Spatial Excellence Awards. The awards evening was held in Wellington at Te Papa Museum, providing an opportunity to celebrate outstanding achievements in the spatial sciences. This year we were proud to have our Interpret Group Manager, Chris Morris, as one of the finalists in the "Professional of the Year" category.
At Abley, our transport engineers and planners often talk about wearing many hats. As transportation professionals, we find that on any one project our hats may include our "client hat" (thinking about the best interests of our client), our "environment hat" (thinking about the impact of the project on the receiving environment), our "safety hat" (are there any safety concerns) and our "detective hat" (to get to the bottom of the problem). Every project has a different set of perspectives to consider and hats to wear.
Blog written by Nick Dragunow, Graduate Consultant at Interpret Geospatial Solutions
New Zealand’s main funding mechanism for land transport is the National Land Transport Fund (NLTF), a hypothecated (ring-fenced) fund for transport generated from transport income. This income is used by the NZ Transport Agency to investigate, construct and maintain infrastructure in NZ as well as educate drivers, monitor drivers and vehicles and undertake research.
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