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Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
By Rik Thomas

Virtually all local authorities make use of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in some way or other. However, for many of them, this use starts and ends with Urban Traffic Management and Control (UTMC) to control traffic flows on their major roads and as Jennie Martin, secretary general of the... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements
TfL tests expansion of Oystercard to include mobile phone use as well as cashless payments

TfL tests expansion of Oystercard to include mobile phone use as well as cashless payments

Transport for London (TfL) and TranSys, the consortium that delivers the Oyster smartcard for TfL, have announced a joint venture with mobile phone service provider O2 to run a six-month trial of a mobile telephone handset that will incorporate Oyster technology. Five hundred customers with trial ‘02 wallet’ phones that they will be able to use... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements
Is the effectiveness of ITS fully appreciated by local authorities?

Is the effectiveness of ITS fully appreciated by local authorities?

According to Jennie Martin, secretary general of the UK’s Intelligent Transport Society, it is a constant surprise to her how little public awareness there is of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) technology that keeps our large towns and cities moving,... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements

Road user charging: can it ever be enforced?

According to Consulting Stream’s Trevor Ellis, who is chair of the enforcement Special Interest Group (SIG) at ITS-UK, “Basically there is an epidemic of false, altered and ‘cloned’ number plates and this is allowing people to get away with not paying speeding, parking, bus... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements
ITS can deliver road pricing – if the public can be convinced

ITS can deliver road pricing – if the public can be convinced

Nationwide road user charging appears at present to be on the political back burner. Advocates of the concept, however, remain convinced that RUC is both a sensible policy to pursue and one that the public can be persuaded to support, if the... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements

Taking an active approach

Consultant Mouchel is the managing consultant on the M42 Active Traffic Management (ATM) pilot project, which aims to address traffic congestion through the introduction of new technology and innovative regimes to make best use of existing road space. “Such regimes include the controlled use... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements
Capturing your assets on video

Capturing your assets on video

UK highway authorities have always maintained a core inventory of their assets in order to ensure the safe operation of... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements

ITS: older than you think

ITS-UK was founded in 1992 in response to an exciting new branch of technology – the application of the latest information and telecommunications technology to transport. “ITS (UK) came out of Government research into possible new market opportunities created by the application to... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements

Thinking inside the box

Whilst an obvious emphasis of local highway authorities is to minimise vehicular emissions by focusing on the movement of the overall vehicle ‘fleet’ within their geographical area, it is obviously perfectly possible to help reduce the overall volumes of emissions by reducing the per... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements
Time for UTMC to play its part in	environmental management

Time for UTMC to play its part in environmental management

UTMC (Urban Traffic Management and Control) is nowadays widely accepted as the default approach to traffic management systems by local authorities, with specific mentions in the DfT’s Local Transport Plan and Traffic... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements
It’s about smart media, not jut smart ticketing

It’s about smart media, not jut smart ticketing

English train operating company Chiltern Railways has begun to trial a system whereby passengers can buy a rail ticket direct from their mobile and travel; in January Chiltern Railways... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements
The smartcard is coming... but what will you be able to do with it?

The smartcard is coming... but what will you be able to do with it?

From April next year a new national pass will be issued to everybody who is entitled to concessionary travel on public transport and this pass will come in the form of a smartcard with a standard national (ITSO compliant) design. Issuing the approximately 8 million... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements

Kapsch signs road tolling deals on three continents

Electronic road tolling equipment supplier Kapsch has won major electronic tolling contracts on three different continents. In New Zealand the company will be supplying the country’s first fully electronic toll collection system, with a multi-lane free-flow ETC system set to be installed on... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements

Mouchel studies M25 VMSL work

Mouchel has completed work with the Highways Agency to implement a Variable Mandatory Speed Limit (VMSL) scheme along 6.5km of the M25 between J15 and J16. Part of this scheme included a ‘before’ and ‘after’ study to assess the impact of a VMSL scheme on vehicle emissions.... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements
Efkon to supply up to 500,000 on-board units for Austrian lorry road user charging scheme

Efkon to supply up to 500,000 on-board units for Austrian lorry road user charging scheme

Road user charging equipment supplier Efkon has been awarded a key contract by Austrian Highway Operator ASFINAG for the delivery of up to 500,000 ‘Go Boxes’. In addition to Efkon, the participants of the competition were Kapsch AG, Autostrade per l'Italia Spa and Q-Free ASA. The new Go Boxes will, Efkon says, enable broad interoperability... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements

Mouchel and Peek tie up TechMAC deal with HA

The Highways Agency has awarded the technology managing agent contractor (TechMAC) contracts for the East and East Midlands to an equal joint venture between Mouchel and Peek. The two contracts involve managing and maintaining the technology systems and equipment on the strategic highways network... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements

JourneyPlan adds Java service

JourneyPlan has launched a new, free multi-modal journey planner. This service will, the company says, provide UK-wide multi-modal information covering train, plane, ferry, coach, light rail and Underground services. The service is Java-enabled, meaning that it can function automatically on,... continue

23 Oct 2008Local Transport Today Supplements

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