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Technology Guide launched to benefit local authorities

New guidance designed to help local authorities understand the opportunities and challenges they will face in the coming years as a result of rapidly accelerating advances in transport technology is now available. The second edition of the Institution of Engineering & Technology's ‘Local Authority Guide to Emerging Transport Technology’ has been launched in association with ITS (UK). The updated guide is targeted at local government officers, elected members and their consultants and explains how technology can aid delivery of a range of policy objectives, from reducing emissions to assisting smooth traffic flows.

Published: Friday, 24th February 2017 - 17:00

ITS United Kingdom sets up Capabilities Working Group

ITS (UK), the Intelligent Transport Systems society for the UK, has launched a new Working Group for Capabilities. The CWG will work on best practice in recruitment, training, qualifications and career progression in the ITS sector. It is led by ITS (UK) Technical Director Fraser Sommerville of Atkins, and includes representatives from Local Authorities, Highways England, HS2, consultancies and research institutions. The CWG has drawn up an initial list of deliverables: A definition of ITS skills and tasks, a compendium of formal qualifications useful to an ITS professional, a collection of existing, successful ITS career path studies, and a Best Practice Guide to training and development for ITS employers

Published: Wednesday, 7th December 2016 - 17:00

Chief Scientific Adviser leads workshop for ITS United Kingdom young professionals

Newcastle University hosted a workshop for the ITS (UK) Young Professionals group on 25 November. The workshop was led by the Department for Transport Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Phil Blythe, and about 25 students and young professionals attended.

Published: Wednesday, 30th November 2016 - 16:00

ITS World Congress celebrates innovation in the industry, awarding Transurban the annual Diversity Award

Melbourne, 14 October: Yesterday the ITS industry gathered in Melbourne at the 23rd World Congress, to celebrate an initiative that companies around the world are encouraging - embodying diversification in the workforce and supporting advances in the industry through a further commitment to women, culture and ethnicity. The second annual Award for Best Action for supporting Diversity in the ITS Workforce was this year awarded to Transurban - recognising their commitment to diversification from policy development through to implementation in the workplace.

Published: Friday, 14th October 2016 - 10:00

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