Utility and Public Right-of-Way Committee

Make a Difference - Nominate yourself or someone else to serve on the Utility and Public Right-of-Way Committee! Details about time involvement and expectations of committee members are available in PDF format, other information about Committee mission and activities is provided below. To make a nomination: sign in to MyAPWA, then use the orange 'National Nominations' button. Deadline: March 22nd!
Committee's Mission:To provide education and information that will raise awareness and promote the best use of the public rights-of-way for the public.

It is our responsibility as public works professionals to be the stewards of the right-of-way to insure sustainable utilization of the public rights-of-way in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws. APWA’s Utility and Public Right-of-Way Committee (UPROW) is actively identifying new resources, state-of-the art technology, and innovative approaches to assist managers, users, contractors, and elected officials in the ongoing formulation of public policy and local and state ordinances, as well as identifying best practices for the management of public rights-of-way.

This year UPROW will focus on two main objectives:
  • identifying new resources, state-of-the art technology, and innovative approaches to assist managers, users, contractors, and elected officials in the ongoing formulation of public policy, local and state ordinances
  • identifying best practices for the management of public rights-of-way
This committee has identified 30 issues in three major categorises that will be addressed through the formation of subcommittees: planning and coordination, construction practices; and right-of-way management. The UPROW Committee currently has five subcommittees to aid in achieving the aforementioned objectives:
A Message from Rouen Liu, PE, MBA, UPROW Technical Committee Chairman, 2016-2017
If you would like to be involved in the work of the Utility and Public Right-of-Way Committee or one of the subcommittees, please contact me (rouen.liu@hawaiianelectric.com) or any of the other committee members.  The Opportunities to Participate page might give you some ideas!

(Full version of Committee Chair's letter)

(Summaries of Committee meetings)