Public Sector shares transport technology knowledge at TTF Conference
More than 170 delegates from the public and private sector have signed up to discuss the adoption of new transport technologies at an ITS (UK)-supported event in Bristol next month.
The Transport Technology Forum Annual Conference will spend two days discussing collaborative working between local authorities and suppliers to learn lessons from a range of pilot projects aimed at improving mobility through intelligent transport systems.
Sponsored the DfT and organised by Arup, the event includes discussions on Future Mobility Zones, connectivity, cyber security, smarter parking and asset management. Local Authorities including Bristol, Hull and Transport for West Midlands will join the Department for Transport in speaking at the event. There will also be an exhibition and opportunities to contribute to many of the issues discussed.
“Technology is key to helping us move people and goods around more efficiently,” explained TTF Chair Steve Gooding. “However, for many the whole concept of adopting intelligent transport systems is scary, requiring a move away from past procurement practices, so they miss out on the benefits. The TTF Conference is our way of sharing knowledge and best practice, with authorities explaining their real-world experience from embracing technology, and experts on hand to advise on navigating the procurement jungle to make a real difference.”
“The Department for Transport has funded many pilot projects demonstrating how technology delivers value cheaper, quicker and more effectively than infrastructure solutions alone,” added Darren Capes, ITS Policy Lead at the DfT. “In order to get widespread adoption and meet the Governments aims around decarbonisation and better use of data, these solutions need to be shared with authorities across the country and the TTF Conference is a great way of doing this.”
Although the event is effectively sold out, authorities can join a waiting list to take advantage of any cancellations. To do so email firstname.lastname@example.org. The event, which takes place at the Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 March also includes a gala dinner on the Wednesday night.
The event is sponsored by City Science, dynniq, Aimsun, Vaisala and Waysphere.