Road Manager Inc has been officially launched in New York City by Managing Directors Christine Keyes and Brendan McNally.
It comes as Road Manager continues to grow its international footprint in the United States and Europe.
“We are incredibly proud to be in the United States at a time when the nation is looking at tackling its infrastructure backlog,” Ms Keyes said.
“It’s a challenge for both proponents of infrastructure investment and for the people living, working and travelling around these sites.
“We are on the ground with you to support that process through the world’s best manager of disruption around a work site.
“Our software and technical support is already being used in cities including Boston and Seattle and we look forward to partnering with more cities in 2018,” she said.
“Road Manager takes traffic plans out of the dark ages of pen and paper and brings them into the 21st century onto the cloud using Google maps,” Mr McNally said.
“That means traffic managers can draft, change and have plans approved live including in the field while work is underway and unexpected challenges arise.
“Our message to state and city planners. road builders and property developers is: let us help you through this part of the process. Using Road Manager to manage your events or road works means less disruption for motorists. With more than 40 years experience in traffic management between us we can help you manage the price of progress,” he said.
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Australian company Road Manager today announced the appointment of former journalist and government advisor Marie Scoutas to its executive team to promote its new US operation.
Road Manager continues to grow its international footprint in cities including Boston, Seattle, London and Sydney.
Co-founders and managing directors Christine Keyes and Brendan McNally said the appointment of Ms Scoutas was a coup for the traffic software company as it looks to expand its profile in growing markets.
“With extensive experience in communications and government, Marie is well placed to take Road Manager to the next level in our expansion,” Ms Keyes said.
“She joins Road Manager with a frontline understanding of road projects from the installation of a new set of traffic lights to the complexity of major new motorways such as Sydney’s WestConnex,” she said.
“We look forward to the chapters ahead as Road Manager meets future technology and the changes coming quickly down the pipeline,” Mr McNally said.
“When you combine great traffic plans with a passion for good public communication you end up with a major asset to our clients,” he said.
“Road Manager makes the disruption that comes with infrastructure delivery as easy as possible on road users and helps keep projects on time and on budget,” Ms Scoutas said.
“Our platform exists to help ensure cities keep dreaming big and keep taking on ambitious projects for the good of their communities.
“We’re transforming the existing pen and paper system into an affordable cloud based plan that can be drafted, approved and adjusted live.
“It’s a long overdue change for the sector and a change strongly validated when you see a traffic worker’s face light up as she learns what Road Manager can do,” Ms Scoutas said.
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Los Angeles has the most traffic congestion in the world, according to the INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard, released this year.
Congestion across the UK, Germany and US cost almost $450 billion in 2016 or $971 per capita.
Road works contributing to traffic congestion
Traffic expert Christine Keyes from Road Manager said a big part of congestion was poorly managed road works.
“The new Road Manager traffic software can give road agencies and traffic companies much more control over essential works. This will help them limit traffic congestion,” she said.
Road Manager changes to the way you manage your roadworks and events. No more printing PDFs and binding folders for staff in the field. It allows you to draw all the traffic control plans for your special event or road works, then manage the work live. Your staff in the field can implement a special event traffic management plan live with one click on a mobile or tablet. Traffic controllers can notify the control room when a traffic control plan is in, with one click on their mobile or tablet. Your traffic management team can use the Road Manager Live overview screen in the control room to manage all your traffic plans at once, for a one stop shop for traffic planning and traffic management.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced a $2 billion program to upgrade the state’s road network over the next ten years.
Governor of Pennsylvania Tom Wolf announced plans for PennDOT to invest significantly more in major highways and rural roads in the next decade. The roadway maintenance and highway and bridge capital projects will be funded through its new Road Maintenance and Preservation (Road MaP) program.
Old roads need repair
We’ve made significant progress on our road network including roadway and bridge needs and the Road MaP program will amplify our efforts statewide,â€ said Governor Wolf. We’re bringing an even bigger focus to our interstates and to the lower-volume roads where many Pennsylvanians live and work.
We’re well aware that many Pennsylvanians are dealing with very old roads that sorely need repairs, and Road MaP is one way that we’re going to fix our connections within communities and to other states, said PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards. With this initiative we’re telling our customers that we’re using these new investments to better maintain and preserve our massive roadway system is the fifth-largest in the country.
Road MaP addresses large needs on the 40,000 PennDOT-maintained miles. Specifically, the Interstate program will address the issue of more than half of the state Interstates being out of cycle for reconstruction, which should be considered every 40 years. Of the 2,691 department-maintained Interstate bridges, nearly 40 percent have exceeded their original 50-year design life and 44 of them are older than 65 years.
In addition, of the roughly 18,000 miles of PennDOT-owned, low-volume roadways, 24 percent haven’t had structural resurfacing in more than 20 years. Of the PennDOT-maintained roads that are Interstates or on the National Highway System, 27 percent are rated as â€œpoorâ€ on the International Roughness Index, which rates pavement smoothness.
The department estimates that Interstate road network reconstruction costs roughly $2.6 million per lane mile, or $5.2 million if the segment mile
of Interstate has two lanes. Resurfacing one mile of two lanes of interstate in one direction of travel costs roughly $1 million. On lower-volume roads, per-mile costs are roughly $24,700 to seal coat, $101,400 to resurface and $910,000 to rehabilitate.