TfWM joins ERTICO – ITS Europe network
ITS (UK) Member Transport for West Midlands has become a partner of ERTICO – ITS Europe, saying it wants to make transport ‘happen’. For this reason, it says sharing best practice with European Partners and identifying opportunities to collaborate on projects and initiatives is key to succeeding.
Transport for West Midlands is the transport authority responsible for the United Kingdom’s West Midlands region and its road, bus, tram, bus rapid transit and train services.
This new Partnership is based on an important commitment, which is to deliver the mobility solutions of the future, such as electric automated and connected vehicles and Mobility as a Service, to fulfill the common ambition of creating a happier, healthier and better connected region.
“We are delighted to have joined this partnership of Europe’s leading experts developing the transport systems of the future”, said Mike Waters, director of policy, strategy and innovation for TfWM. “ERTICO brings together cutting edge tech companies, leading universities and researchers and transport authorities like ourselves. Working together, we will share knowledge and experience as we design the intelligent transport systems of the future. As the UK’s first Future Mobility Area we are designing new services, apps and projects to make our journeys cheaper, quicker and cleaner. All of which will be enhanced through our collaboration with ERTICO”, he concluded.
“We are very excited to start this new journey with Transport for West Midlands, given especially the common focus areas which both ERTICO and this new Public Authority Partner share”, said Irina Patrascu-Grant, Director of Partnership at ERTICO.
Mike Waters is giving the keynote speech at the ITS (UK) Summit on 17 October at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena. You can book your tickets here. The President’s Dinner and Awards takes place the night before and you are invited to join the ITS industry’s leaders for that too.