Record Network Membership
Membership of the CQC Efficiency Network increased for the third year running and now stands at ninety-two English Highway Authorities, with four new members this year.
This years’ CQC Efficiency Network membership includes use of the new NHT Performance Management Framework (PMF), which is being launched this month (see below). The carriageway measures of the Framework were piloted by Network members in 2017, with results available on-line last month.
CQC results were released to members at the end of March following a round of regional workshops in February and March. Results of the analysis, which focused on road carriageway maintenance using data collected for the period 2009/10 to 2016/17, are summarized below;
In response to requests from members to have the results on this year’s analysis available earlier, a new timetable has been drawn up which will mean the results can be published in early November and a first round of regional workshops held before Christmas.
Data collection started in May. Any data submitted has been passed to Leeds University for analysis at the end of June. The deadline for data submission has just passed and the majority of members have already submitted their data.
‘What if’ Tool Updated
Institute of Transport Studies (ITS) have updated the ‘what if’ tool, originally developed in 2016. This excel tool uses the latest CQC statistical model to allow members to consider the cost implications of changes to some of the cost drivers used in the analysis. For example, it would allow an authority to ask what the cost implications would be of improving the condition of their roads by 10%. The updated tool will be issued to members this month.