Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is working in partnership with the country’s Intelligent Transport Society, ITS (UK), to raise awareness amongst public sector organisations of the benefits of utilising technology to improve transport.
ITS (UK) is a not-for-profit membership association working to bring the benefits that Intelligent Transport Systems can offer in terms of economic efficiency, transport safety, and environmental benefits to the UK – and at the same time expanding the Intelligent Transport Systems market.
Intelligent Transport Systems are a combination of Information Technology and telecommunications, allowing the provision of online information in all areas of public and private administration. For example, they can improve the efficiency of transport through the use of electronic systems to improve traffic control and enforcement of traffic regulations or through electronic ticketing (e.g. Smartcards) to enable faster, easier travel by public transport.
ITS (UK) Secretary General Jennie Martin said, “By working with CCS, ITS (UK) can further support our remit to help private and public sector transport technology-related members facilitate excellent networking, knowledge sharing and PR opportunities. Transport Technology can be difficult to understand and therefore people shy away from it. CCS’s assistance will mean public sector organisations can have greater confidence when using ITS solutions, and they will discover that using our members’ technology delivers results quicker, cheaper and more effectively than traditional infrastructure projects alone.”
Look out for content from CCS and ITS (UK) over the coming months to find out how you can get involved.