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TAG supports ELGIN roadworks portal

TAG Transport Committee has expressed support for the ELGIN England and Wales roadworks database and urges the remaining English and Welsh highway authorities not yet enrolled to become part of it.

Roadworks.org presents a properly regulated means for Councils to publish roadworks data to a national portal. It remains for Councils to make their own local decisions as to how to discharge the statutory duty to publish  roadworks and proactively coordinate across boundaries.

By participating in this national initiative Councils help to drive forward coordination and public awareness of works. TAG, like ADEPT, fully endorses the participation of all highway authorities in this important national project. Uniquely for something which has been financed by the private sector, roadworks.org is regulated as it were a publicly owned trading operation. (See ELGIN's statement of Public Data Principles - http://www.elgin.org.uk/about-us/Public%20Data%20PrinciplesFINAL.pdf) - and its operations are subject to central Government and Highways sector oversight.

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