140 transport experts from across the public and private sectors have hailed the ITS (UK) partner Transport Technology Forum’s Annual Conference a success, with the majority saying they would recommend colleagues also attend the event next time.
The conference consisted of two days’ discussion on collaborative working between local authorities and suppliers and learned from a range of pilot projects aimed at improving mobility through intelligent transport systems.
The event highlight was a comprehensive review of transport technology by the Department’s Chief Scientific Officer, Phil Blythe (pictured), who said there has “never been a better time to be in Government from a transport and technology point of view,” but that, while investment in science is growing, “the ITS industry needs to provide good use cases and evidence to inform where we go next”.
Delegates told the organisers, Arup, that there was a good range of speakers and topics, while the discussion around new technology, authority challenges and policy made it very relevant. Other comments included praising audience engagement, the range of those attending and networking opportunities,
“When you’re planning an event like the TTF Conference, you never quite know how it’ll turn out,” said Darren Capes, ITS Policy Lead at the DfT, who oversaw the event. “Across the two days I felt it went very well, but you never know until you’ve heard from the delegates. They have been very positive. Some have put forward some great suggestions for next time, so we know that conference will be even better!”
The event was sponsored by City Science, dynniq, PTV Group, Aimsun, Vaisala and Waysphere.