ITS United Kingdom, the Intelligent Transport Systems association for the UK, held its 2013 AGM in London on 15 May. Sharon Kindleysides of Kapsch and Dr Alan Stevens of TRL were elected as Chairman and Vice Chair respectively.
Published: Monday, 20th May 2013 - 11:00
ITS United Kingdom, the UK’s society for those who work in Intelligent Transport Systems, opened a Members’ Lounge at Traffex where members could meet up, have a coffee, and where needed, a sitdown in peaceful surroundings. This was the third such Traffex Lounge and they are very popular with Members and other visitors. The facility was sponsored by ITS (UK) Foundation Members Technolution, Atkins, Mouchel and Serco. The Dutch toffee waffle biscuits (pictured) contributed by Technolution were a particular hit on the stand.
Published: Tuesday, 30th April 2013 - 10:00
ITS (UK), the Intelligent Transport Society for the United Kingdom, has made four Awards for excellence in ITS:
The Rees Hills annual award for personal contribution has been given to Dr Alan Stevens of TRL.
The Scheme of the Year award went to Transport for London’s Games Playbook. This Award was collected by Glynn Barton of TfL.
The Forward Thinking award for innovation was made to the Games’ Spectator Journey Planner. This Award was collected by Graeme Scott of IBI Group.
The Young Professional of the Year award went to Denis Naberezhnykh of TRL.
The awards are open to any organisation or individual with a UK business office.
The nominations were judged by an eminent panel of ITS professionals chaired by ITS (UK) President and former Transport Minister, Steven Norris.
Photo shows (from left) ITS (UK) Chairman Jeremy Evans, Young Professional of the Year Award winner Denis Naberezhnykh of TRL, Rees Hills Award Winner Dr Alan Stevens of TRL, and ITS (UK) President Steven Norris.
Published: Friday, 19th April 2013 - 13:00
ITS United Kingdom, the UK’s society for those who work in Intelligent Transport Systems, welcomes the support for ITS evident in the DfT’s Door to Door strategy document. The good quality and easily available travel information referred to in the document can only be created and delivered using ITS systems to collect and process the data and delivering the resulting time table and real time information to well designed user interfaces. Predictive information will also become more important, along the lines of “What will the travel situation be tomorrow at 8.30 when I have to travel in to town, and how do my travel options compare in terms of time, cost and over crowding?”
Published: Monday, 1st April 2013 - 16:00
ITS (UK), the Intelligent Transport Society for the UK, salutes the oldest underground railway in the world on its 150th birthday. The oldest sections of the London Underground completed 150-years of operations on the 9th January 2013.
Viewed by many as the best transport system in the world, the London Underground is without doubt an essential component of daily travel for many of us, be it to and from, around, or through the British capital.
ITS (UK) wants to take this opportunity to highlight the impact that Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) has had during the 150-year development of this icon of transport infrastructure.
How has ITS underpinned the development of the London Underground in more recent years?
(Picture is copyright Transport for London)
Published: Friday, 11th January 2013 - 16:00
ITS United Kingdom, the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) society for the UK, has marked twenty years since its foundation in 1992. The occasion was celebrated with a party at the society’s office near the Tower of London. Several people involved in the setting up of ITS (UK) attended; some of whom are still active Members of the society.
One of them, Professor Eric Sampson CBE of Newcastle University and ITS (UK)’s Ambassador, said:
Where we have got to after the first 20 years? We are recognised world-wide as the most organised of the many European ITS bodies that are looked after by ERTICO and we fit the expression UK Ministers love of ‘punching above our weight’.
We have, so far, survived the economic downturn quite well suggesting our 160+ member organisations see us as a source of advice, wisdom, contacts, information etc to help them through the recession rather than yet another costs drain contributing to it.
Published: Thursday, 13th December 2012 - 13:00
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