The 1991 Road Traffic Act gave Local Authorities in London, and subsequently the rest of the UK, the opportunity to take over greater responsibility for their own on street parking management. Previously, for many authorities their experience was limited to design work and to operation of off-street parking. Decriminalised parking was both an opportunity and a challenge. Many sought outside expertise and RTA Associates Ltd was formed to fulfil that need.
Since 1991, we have assisted over 200 Local Authorities, across the UK, in a wide variety of parking issues, initially with a Council’s implementation of Decriminalised Parking Enforcement or Civil Parking Enforcement and their subsequent operation and policy management.
The company has a vast knowledge of the issues faced by Councils in managing their own parking operations. We can draw on our experience of assisting many authorities in a varying degree of different circumstances. RTAA, since its inception, has expanded its role to provide further advice on financial modelling and parking service provision appraisal, feasibility and efficiency studies including collaborative working, shared services and TRO writing. This also includes writing specifications for contract documents and assistance in tender evaluation.
RTAA also provide a full TRO survey and GIS mapping service using the clients preferred software, a TRO management role and checks against Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions. These checks provide query lists for both mapping anomalies and remedial works arising from the condition surveys. The in-house GIS mapping and surveying team are based in Conwy, North Wales and all staff members are fully conversant in TSRGD 2016
The Managing Director and senior staff at RTAA have all worked for Local Authorities or their contractors themselves, and therefore have experience in a wide range of disciplines.
Peter Lowe took ownership of RTA Associates Ltd, in September 2010, from the founder Mr Norman Downie.
RTA Associates Ltd is a privately owned company with no ties to other companies, service providers or suppliers. We concentrate on providing quality services and impartial advice within our specialist markets and are nationally recognised as one of the UK’s leading parking consultancy advisors.
Peter Lowe our MD, is a Past President of the British Parking Association and has been Chair of the BPA Wales Parking and Transport Group since 2010.
RTA Associates Ltd is a privately owned company with no ties to other companies, service providers or suppliers. We concentrate on providing quality services and impartial advice within our specialist markets and are nationally recognised as a leader in the field.