ITS deployment in Bulgarian urban areas

30 November 2016  •  Author(s): Christina Nikolova, University of National and World Economy (UNWE) & Marta Klisurova, Transport Research Institute

ITS deployment in Bulgarian urban areas

In this article Christina Nikolova from the University of National and World Economy (UNWE) and Marta Klisurova from the Transport Research Institute, outline the requirements needed to develop and deploy Intelligent Transport Systems in Bulgarian cities and highlight that although progress has been made, there is still much to do.

Institutional framework

The deployment of ITS in Bulgaria is arranged by the ‘regulation’ on the conditions and the rules for the deployment of ITS in road transport and interfaces to the other modes (Official Journal, 2013). According to the provisions of this regulation, the Ministry of Transport,
Information Technologies and Communications is responsible for the implementation of coordinated and consecutive measures for the
deployment of ITS. The ITS Committee has been established in order to advise the Ministry on all aspects and activities for conducting the
respective policy measures in the sphere of ITS. Currently the Ministry and Committee are working on the preparation of a Strategy and
Action Plan for ITS deployment in road transport across the country.

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