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PAG annual report published (20th May 2016)

PAG annual report published (28th November 2014)

PAG annual report published (20th September 2013)

PAG annual report published (21st September 2012)

PAG annual report published (13th September 2011)

PAG annual report published (7th September 2010)

Lease signed for headquarters for Transport Scotland (10 March 2006)

PAG annual report published (20 May 2016)

The detailed report is published today by engineering consultant CH2M HILL, who as "PAG", leads the Performance Audit Group Commission for Transport Scotland.

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PAG annual report published (28 November 2014)

The detailed report is published today by engineering consultant CH2M HILL, who as "PAG", leads the Performance Audit Group Commission for Transport Scotland.

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PAG annual report published (20th September 2013)

PAG report shows Scottish trunk road operating companies continue to perform well in their service delivery

The independent annual report into the maintenance of Scotlandís vital trunk roads and motorways has found that in general the operating companies are continuing to maintain their strong performance levels.

The detailed report is published today by engineering consultant CH2M HILL, who as "PAG", leads the Performance Audit Group commission for Transport Scotland.

CH2M HILLís expert team of engineers, supported by accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, carried out almost 90 detailed audits and monitoring activities of operating companies Amey, BEAR Scotland and Scotland TranServ in 2012/13, as well as visiting over 800 road maintenance sites.

Bruce Lunn, CH2M HILLís commission manager for PAG said:

"Throughout the year our team has been monitoring and auditing the operating companiesí management systems and visiting their depots, roadworks sites and routes to assess and report on performance in maintaining the trunk road network across Scotland. Our most recent report examines 47 separate areas of performance in each of the four operating companies, with more than 89% found to be excellent, good or fair."

The report notes the operating companies performed well across activities including network availability, inspecting roads and structures, dealing with customers, planned maintenance, improving safety and financial control. Using well-developed quality management systems, any areas for improvement in the contractorsí performance are monitored closely by PAG and Transport Scotland.

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PAG annual report published (21st September 2012)

PAG report shows road maintenance companies continue to perform well in their service delivery

The independent annual report into the maintenance of Scotland's vital trunk roads and motorways has found that in general the operating companies are continuing to maintain their strong performance levels.

The detailed report is published today by engineering consultant CH2M HILL, who as "PAG", leads the Performance Audit Group commission for Transport Scotland.

CH2M HILL's expert team of engineers, supported by accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, carried out almost 100 detailed audits and monitoring activities of operating companies Amey, BEAR Scotland and Scotland TranServ in 2011/12, as well as visiting over 1,000 road maintenance sites.

Bruce Lunn, CH2M HILL's commission manager for PAG said:

"Throughout the year our team has been monitoring and auditing the operating companies' management systems and visiting their depots, roadworks sites and routes to assess and report on performance in maintaining the trunk road network across Scotland. Our most recent report examines 50 separate areas of performance in each of the four operating companies, with more than 93% found to be excellent, good or fair."

The report notes the operating companies performed well across activities including network availability, inspecting roads and structures, winter service and planned maintenance. Using well-developed quality management systems, any areas for improvement in the contractors' performance are monitored closely by PAG and Transport Scotland.

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PAG annual report published (13th September 2011)

The independent annual report into the maintenance of Scotland’s vital trunk roads and motorways has found that operating companies are maintaining their strong performance and continuing to improve services.

The detailed report is published today by global engineering consultant Halcrow, who as “PAG”, lead the Performance Audit Group commission for Transport Scotland.

CH2M HILL’s expert team of engineers, supported by accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, carried out almost 100 detailed audits and monitoring activities of operating companies Amey, BEAR and Scotland TranServ in 2010/11, as well as visiting over 1,000 road maintenance sites.

Bruce Lunn, CH2M HILL’s Commission Manager for PAG said:

“Our team travelled across Scotland throughout the year to visit routes, roadworks and depots, as well as monitoring the contractors’ management systems, to assess performance in maintaining these vital roads.   Our report examines almost 200 areas of performance and more than 95% were found to be excellent, good or fair.”

Acknowledging the difficulties caused by the severe winter, the report notes particularly strong performance in network availability, inspecting structures, winter readiness and decision making, and patching carriageways to address the effects of winter, and the operating companies performed well in ensuring the network remained safe until carriageway defects were permanently repaired.  Using well-developed quality management systems, any areas for improvement in the contractors’ performance are monitored closely by PAG and Transport Scotland.

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PAG annual report published (7th September 2010)

The independent report into the maintenance of Scotland's vital trunk roads and motorways has found that contractors are continuing to put in strong performance and improve services.

The report is published today by global engineering consultant CH2M HILL, who as PAG lead the Performance Audit Group commission for Transport Scotland. CH2M HILL's expert team of engineers, supported by accountants PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, carried out almost 70 detailed audits of contractors Amey, BEAR and Scotland TranServ in 2009/10, as well as visiting over 1,000 road maintenance sites.

Bruce Lunn, PAG's commission manager said:

"Throughout the year our team travelled across Scotland visiting routes, roadworks and depots, as well as monitoring the contractors' management systems, to assess performance in maintaining these vital arteries. Our report examines 183 areas of performance and over 95% were found to be excellent, good or fair."

The report notes particularly strong performance in coordinating roadworks, network availability and safety inspections. Using well-developed quality management systems, any areas for improvement in the contractors' performance are monitored closely by the Performance Audit Group and Transport Scotland.

Donald Bell, PAG project director added:

"This ongoing strong performance reflects the culture of continuous improvement and teamwork developed by the contractors with Transport Scotland."

The full report is available on the CH2M HILL team's website www.performanceauditgroup.co.uk

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Lease signed for headquarters for Transport Scotland

The lease for accommodation for Transport Scotland has been signed. The new accommodation will be based on four floors of Buchanan House, in the Cowcaddens area of Glasgow.

The accommodation, occupying approximately 3,164 square metres, will provide headquarters for staff.

Dr Malcolm Reed, the Chief Executive of Transport Scotland, said: "I am delighted we have secured accommodation in Buchanan House situated in the heart of a city which is already home to most of the major players in the transport industry in Scotland.

"Work has been progressing on attracting the right staff with the right skills to help us deliver our agenda.

"Buchanan House will provide them with fit for purpose accommodation, in a convenient location to engage with our key stakeholders enabling us to work towards creating a transport centre of excellence."

Work is now underway on space plan options, fitting out and ensuring the building is ready for occupation. Located within the building will be the Chief Executive and the five directorates of Transport Scotland which support him.

Transport Scotland staff are currently located in temporary offices in Edinburgh and Glasgow with the first tranche of staff planned to relocate to Buchanan House in May and will full relocation of around 280 staff completed by spring next year.

The lease has been signed for 15 years.

Buchanan House is also currently home to Network Rail, First Engineering and URS.

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