Monday, 13th August 2012 - 10:15
ITS United Kingdom salutes the ITS professionals involved in the 2012 Olympic Games
ITS United Kingdom, the Intelligent Transport Systems association for the UK, congratulates all the ITS professionals who contributed to Olympic-related travel being so relatively trouble free during the fortnight of the Games.
We particularly recognise the very effective work done by Foundation Members Transport for London and Corporate Members Dorset County Council, which ensured that travelling around London and Weymouth and Portland during the sporting events was, in the end, much easier than many had anticipated.
Transport Direct, part of Foundation Members Department for Transport, also deserves recognition for the special Olympic travel planning portal which they created with particular regard to the specific needs of the many one-off visitors to the Games destinations. The portal helped to guide travellers to the most sustainable and least crowded routes.
Many ITS (UK) Members, large and small, worked as suppliers or consultants to many parts of the Olympic travel network. There are no medals for Olympic transport delivery but if there were, surely the UK’s ITS sector would be on the podium.
Photo shows part of the Olympic Route Network, outside the ITS (UK) office on the eastern fringe of the City of London
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Notes to editors:
ITS UNITED KINGDOM, the UK association for the promotion of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), is a not-for-profit public/private sector association financed by members' subscriptions, and provides a forum for all organisations concerned with ITS. We work to bring the benefits that ITS can offer in terms of economic efficiency, transport safety, and environmental benefits to the United Kingdom - and at the same time expand the ITS market.
The membership, over 150 UK organisations, comprises Government Departments, Local Authorities, Police Forces, consultants, manufacturing and service companies, and academic and research institutions.
Members benefit from ITS United Kingdom activities including seminars, workshops and regular news dissemination. ITS United Kingdom encourages discussion on issues such as public/private co-operation, standards, legislation, information provision and new technology.
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