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Highways England makes slow start on RIS 2

16/07/2021

Highways England is off to a shaky start in its delivery of the second Road Investment Strategy, with planning delays creating risks to the delivery of the programme, according to the Office of Rail and Road.

PM backs Larkinson to stay on as ORR boss

24/02/2021

The Office of Rail and Road has confirmed John Larkinson as its permanent chief executive officer, following a public competition and the endorsement of the prime minister.

ORR flags regional variations on SRN

10/02/2021

The performance of Highways England’s network continued to show large regional variations in the last year of the first Road Investment Strategy, its monitor has said.

Exclusive: ORR road safety staffing level 'less than one person'

03/09/2020

The highways monitor for the English strategic road network (SRN) does not have a single member of staff whose job is focused solely on road safety, Highways can reveal.

'Stop treating us like Network Rail': Highways England and ORR, debates and denials

23/07/2020

Highways England was initially ‘in denial’ about needing to prove it had made the level of efficiency savings it was claiming, its regulator has said.

Highways England must ramp up safety spending, RSF says

23/07/2020

An independent review of Highways England’s spending on safety has found that it is inadequate to meet its short-term and long-term safety targets.

Industry awaits ‘missing piece’ of RIS 2

22/07/2020

Highways England is unable to say exactly when it will publish its 2020-25 delivery plan, which should have been made public shortly after the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS 2).

Larkinson sings Highways England's praises for pandemic response

11/06/2020

The strategic roads watchdog has praised Highways England for ‘acting with speed and decisiveness’ in its response to the pandemic so far.

ORR rows back on backing for Highways England safety approach

07/08/2019

Highways England’s regulator has backtracked on its claims that the Government-owned company had ‘demonstrated that it is applying an evidence-based approach’ to improving safety.

Rail man Larkinson takes temporary charge at the ORR

09/10/2018

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has appointed John Larkinson, as interim chief executive as it seeks to replace Joanna Whittington on a permanent basis.

Highways England running £2.9bn over budget, ORR finds

17/07/2018

Highways England’s major schemes are currently running £2.9bn over budget as the government-owned company continues to try to get costs under control, according to independent monitor the Office of Rail and Road.

ORR publishes views on RIS2

15/12/2016

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) says lessons must be learnt from the delivery of the Road Investment Strategy (RIS) as plans for RIS2 continue to gather pace.  

ORR: Good start for Highways England

14/07/2016

Highways England has made a “good start” on delivering £15 billion investment in the strategic road network by 2020/21, according to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR).   

Glaister to continue as ORR chair

30/06/2016

Stephen Glaister has been reappointed chair of the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) until December 2017.

ORR publishes report into HE’s supply chain capability

07/04/2016

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published a report into Highways England’s supply chain capability.

New chair for ORR

18/12/2015

Professor Stephen Glaister has been appointed as the interim chair of the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) for a 12-month term.

Framework for monitoring HE's performance set by ORR

03/11/2015

The Office of Rail and Road has published details of how Highways England will be held to account for delivering more than £11 billion of investment in strategic roads over the next five years.

Office of Rail Regulation to be renamed Office of Rail and Road

24/03/2015

The Office of Rail Regulation will change its name to the Office of Rail and Road from 1 April 2015.

Antolik to head up road monitor

16/02/2015

Peter Antolik will lead the Office of Rail Regulation’s (ORR) monitoring function for England’s strategic road network.

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