Thomson, Rebecca
November 2007
Computer Weekly;11/20/2007, p98
Trade Publication
The article presents information related to the New Roads and Street Works Act technical specification, a new legislation from the British Department for Transport requiring councils to invest in IT to co-ordinate roadworks, which has fewer inconsistencies. As reported, software developers, councils and utility companies have raised concerns about the legislation, saying there were inconsistencies in it that would make the deadline of April 2008 hard to meet. Dave Turnbull, chair of the National Joint Utilities Group, said that the document is reasonable but the April 2008 deadline would still be difficult. It is further reported that the Eton Developers Group (EDG), which represents 16 software firms and utilities, is advising the government on the development of roadworks software.


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