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Friday, 1st August 2014 - 11:00

ITS United Kingdom updates its “Blue Guide” for Local Authorities


ITS (UK), the Intelligent Transport Society for the United Kingdom, has issued a new edition of its guide to deployment, business cases and funding of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) for Local Authorities.  The “Blue Guide” for Local Authorities is aimed at transport professionals who do not have detailed ITS knowledge and experience.  It explains what can be a jargon and acronym infested topic clearly and comprehensively. 

There is also a “Blue Guide” from ITS (UK) on European Institutions and more Guides are planned.

Matthew Williams of ITS (UK) Members Dorset County Council, introducing the Guide, said “Authorities are facing similar pressures to manage their highways by warning and informing the travelling public, reducing car use and promoting sustainable transport, whilst demonstrating increased efficiency from reduced budgets.  ITS can help meet these aims, but can at first appear daunting.”

The Guide is available here






For further information, please contact:


Jennie Martin



+44(0)20 7709 3003

Notes to editors:

The Blue Guide for Local Authorities and the Blue Guide on European Institutions are both available at http://www.its-uk.org.uk/publications

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 160 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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