Traffic Management - Articles and news items
Whitepapers • 28 October 2016 • Barco
The ultimate goal of a traffic management centre is: efficient monitoring, less congestion – and in this whitepaper from Barco you will find out how their TransForm N system can play a key role in achieving this goal and help you to reach your traffic management centre targets…
In this supplement: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) – a new way of using ITS in public transport; ITS is dead, long live ITS; ITS Netherlands and the future of public transport; City of Turku leads the way towards public transport digitalisation and MaaS in Finland…
In our latest free-to-view ITS & Traffic Management supplement, articles come from ITS-Finland; the City of York Council; and Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg. Topics presented include the use of multi-modal transport planners and their contribution to how passengers travel in cities and even across borders…
Issue 6 2013 • 16 December 2013 • Michal Kraus, General Manager, PMDP
Pilsen is the fourth-largest city in the Czech Republic. A strong industrial, commercial, cultural and administrative centre, the city holds a dominant position in western Bohemia. The municipal public transportation operator serving the city of Pilsen and the suburban area is Plzeňské městské dopravní podniky, a.s. – PMDP – a company solely owned by the City of Pilsen. The company’s history dates as far back as 1899 when electric trams first operated in the streets of Pilsen. Public transportation in Pilsen is notable for its high quality – the city’s 171,000 residents are served by a dense network of 42 transportation routes operating at short intervals, with 15.1 million vehicle kilometres travelled per year. A major feature of Pilsen’s public transportation is its low environmental impact. Two-thirds of all kilometres travelled are carried out by trams and trolleybuses, and buses mainly serve the outskirts of the city.
Traffic control system
In 2006, PMDP formulated a vision to fundamentally modernise traffic control and information technology in Pilsen’s public transportation network by applying the latest ITS technology. This vision was reflected in a list of projects titled ‘Comprehensive control of public transportation vehicles in Pilsen’, with the implementation of the ‘PMDP dynamic traffic control’ project forming the cornerstone of this concept.
Buses and trams continually monitored (Stefan Burkhart, Head of Telecommunications, SSB)
Compass4D: a tale of seven cities (Pierpaolo Tona, Compass4D Project Coordinator and Project Manager / Carla Coppola, Communications Officer, ERTICO – ITS Europe)
Multi-modal journey planners are becoming reality for Central Europe (Martin Böhm, Head of Unit ‘Mobility Systems and ITS Deployment’, AustriaTech)
ERTICO – ITS Europe’s activities in public transport: Taking a holistic approach to mass transit (Hermann Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, ERTICO – ITS Europe)
Technologies and components for bus, metro and tram (ITS (UK))
New ITS ecosystem to play remarkable role in future urban transport in Finland (Kimmo Ylisiurunen, Secretary General, ITS Finland)
Issue 5 2010 • 28 October 2010 • Mike Schofield, Chairman, ITS (UK)
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are usually defined as the application of information and communication technology to surface transport modes. As one would expect, ITS is a fast moving sector with research progressing all the time, and new developments being continuously implemented.
ITS United Kingdom is the UK association for those who work in ITS, whether in the public, private or academic sectors. ITS (UK) pulls together the clients, suppliers, designers and researchers at all levels, and provides an open forum for information exchange. ITS (UK) also works to define and promote the benefits of investing in and maintaining ITS for the benefit of travellers and freight operators.
Issue 5 2010 • 28 October 2010 • Dr. Hermann Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, ERTICO – ITS Europe
Over the years, Intelligent Transport Systems and Services (ITS) have evolved from research and development into a broad range of on-the-market products and services. Effective development and deployment of ITS in Europe depends on cooperative actions, linking transport infrastructure, vehicle, information and communication technology. ERTICO – ITS Europe is a public-private partnership for cooperating on […]
Issue 5 2010 • 28 October 2010 • Keith McCabe, Chairman, ITS (UK) Carbon Working Group
As we stand in the first year of a new decade, it is helpful to look forward to anticipate how our world will be in 10 years time. It seems clear that the challenge of climate change will be more immediate. The end of this decade will mark the half way point in the 60 year journey to a low carbon economy which started in 1990 to a distant point of 2050. This milestone means the time to tip the balance between high carbon and low carbon is fast approaching, making this a decade of transition.