Utility and Public Right-of-Way Committee

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 good; to provide a forum where stakeholders can come together to discuss common issues and best management practices that will promote the peaceful integration of all users and stakeholders within the public rights-of-way.

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
The UPROW Committee 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)