The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) and Road Safety Analysis (RSA) are to combine their capabilities and expertise to support road safety delivery in the UK.
With more than 75 years of experience, TRL generates and applyies science, knowledge and understanding to develop global transport solutions and software. RSA was established much more recently, after developing the multi award-winning MAST Online project, but has grown rapidly to deliver a range of related services particularly to the public sector.
Working together, TRL and RSA are planning a number of projects to provide new tools and make their joint expertise more accessible to professionals. At a time when the industry is increasingly looking to improve outcomes and manage costs, the collaboration is intended to harness the capability and innovation of both organisations to produce effective solutions.
Tracy Savill, director of TRL’s road safety division, said: “The agreement is another mark of our commitment to the road safety profession.
“TRL has a wealth of knowledge and expertise on casualty reduction and, through our partnership with Road Safety Analysis, we can deliver directly to local authorities who work on the front line of road safety delivery in the UK.”
Dan Campsall, communications director at RSA, said: “RSA has brought forward a number of innovations that are now being widely used by road safety delivery bodies across the UK, but we recognise that we need to work with organisations of the calibre of TRL to go further. The expertise that we share will provide significant support to local authorities looking to make progress on casualty reduction.”