Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Policy
Buckinghamshire Council’s 3,200km highway infrastructure is its most valuable asset, valued at £4.6bn. It provides a transport network for both businesses and private users and is critical in supporting the four main aims of the council’s Strategic Plan (2020 to 23):
- strengthening our communities
- protecting the vulnerable
- improving our environment
- increasing prosperity
Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) translates these four aims into 6 Asset management (AM) objectives and two Behavioural Objectives to provide a clear line of sight between the Council’s aims and TfB’s activities. These objectives are designed to communicate the levels of service provided by TfB.
Asset management objectives
- Provide and maintain a network that is safe to use.
- Provide a resilient network that maximises availability and accessibility for all and support the local economy and future growth.
- Engage effectively to understand the needs of our communities and to communicate service levels and performance.
- Manage highways efficiently and effectively to deliver best value and quality optimising available resources.
- Optimise the use of energy and natural resources to protect our special environment and contribute to a carbon neutral county.
- Embrace and demonstrate best practice, innovations and new technologies in service provision.
- Maintain safe working practices and the wellbeing of our employees through effective training, development and support.
- Work in trusting collaborative partnerships, both internally and externally.