Partnerships from Highways Authorities to Consultants
Published since 1934, Highways magazine is the UK’s only magazine dedicated to the UK highway maintenance and traffic related industries. The magazine enjoys editorial partnerships with a host of major industry organisations including the Department for Transport, Highways Agency, Transport Scotland, Welsh Assembly, Roads Service NI, TRL & BSi.
Below are testimonials from these organisations explaining why they work so closely with Highways magazine.
The Highways Agency continues to recognise the strength of Highways magazine as a communications vehicle confident in its editorial integrity and industry independence.
The magazine plays a significant role in its communications strategy with The Highways Agency contributing a regular two-page exclusive editorial in every issue of Highways. Having identified the magazine’s unique dedicated readership profile, guaranteed publishing cycle and job usefulness as important marketing factors, The Highways Agency uses the medium to feature significant articles from leading specialists operating across the HA’s main fields of activity.
The exclusive arrangement with TRL is a further endorsement of the magazine’s ability to deliver its editorial aim of actively working in partnership with the industry.
Our readers require objective editorial on which to base important decision-making and TRL assist this process by reporting quarterly on a wide spectrum of technical issues.
These range from recent research on behalf of a wide cross-section of clients, including national and local government, to the provision of test and product launch information. Relevant conferences and recently published reports are featured as and when appropriate.
BSI Business Information
Of equal importance to Highways readers are the editorial pages provided by BSI Business Information. Every quarter, Highways carries two editorial pages devoted to such diverse subjects as coverage of the latest British Standards; notification of amendments to existing standards; reports on various research projects and details of forthcoming events.
For BSI, Highways continues to demonstrate that it is the perfect medium to ensure senior personnel have access to critical and considered data in an easily digestible and readable format. For Highways readers, content from BSI Business Information gives yet further added value within an established finely targeted publication.
Institute of Highway Engineers
IHE is the professional insitution for specialist practitioners in highways and transportation: the key delivery agents for UK transport policies. The institute offers routes to professional registration as Incorporated Engineer and Engineering Techniican and-from 2007- as Chartered Engineer.
IHE Professional Certificates offer qualificartions in specific disciplines-highway development control, traffic sign design, traffic signal control and designing the public realm- to all inspiring practitioners.
Highways helps IHE members by delivering industry news and information directly relevant to their work.
Transport for Scotland
Transport for Scotland is an Executive agency delivering Scottish Ministers trunk road, rail and concessionary travel objectives through a £3billion investment plan to 2010 and beyond.
The agency is tasked with delivering infrastructure that will grow the economy through a programme that includes seven major rail and six major road infrastructure projects.
It also invests heavily in existing trunk road and rail corridors to keep the country moving.
Welsh Assembly Government
The Welsh Assembly Government works to secure the most effective transport system for Wales.
Its department of Enterprise, Innovation and Networks, led by Minister Andrew Davies, invests £500 million in Wale’s transport links. It manages over 1,000 miles of trunk road, has responsibility for all Arriva Trains Wales services and is developing a strategy to enhance a sustainable, integrated network.
Department for Regional Development
Road Service is an Executive Agency within the Department for Regional Development in Northern Ireland. It has responsibility for 25,000km of public roads.
The Agency employs 2,400 staff and has an annual budget of £280 million. It aims to manage, maintain and develop the road network and to deliver the highways element of Northern Ireland’s Regional Transportation Strategy (2002-12).