Local authorities and national governments will discuss how technology can help them solve their road transport challenges during the two-day Transport Technology Forum Conference in Leeds next month. The event will hear details of government priorities and policies, and about the funding landscape ahead, as well as details of digital solutions, cybersecurity and collaboration.
The focus will be on sharing examples of solutions important to local authorities and their supply chains to better understand the use of technology to deliver greener, safer and more efficient transport networks.
With sponsorship from the private sector, local authorities will be able to attend for free. A record number of authorities have already signed up to attend the event, with more applying each week. The Conference will feature speakers from the Department for Transport, local authorities, the devolved national governments, ERTICO – ITS Europe and the supply chain.
It starts with a networking event on Tuesday 25 April before two days of discussion on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 April, including presentations from the TTF’s six working groups which cover signal phase and timing, Mobility as a Service, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, open data, Urban Traffic Management and Control (UTMC) and smart parking.
Highways and transport solutions provider Clearview Intelligence has signed up as the main sponsor for the Conference and Yunex Traffic will be Network Sponsor. Other financial supporters so far committed include City Science Corporation, Smart Video Sensing, VivaCity, Starling Technologies, SRL, ATM-AMAC, P Ducker Systems Ltd, TWM Traffic Control Systems Ltd, Mobius Networks, Brightly Software, Rennicks UK Ltd, Teledyne FLIR, Seoul Robotics, Compass IoT, TRL and Arup.
“The Transport Technology Forum exists to bridge the gap between national government and local authorities to ensure we use technology to most effectively deliver the future of mobility,” commented LCRIG’s Director, Government and Strategy Paula Claytonsmith. “Our agenda not only sets out policy objectives, but assists local authorities with details of funding opportunities and concrete examples of how technology makes a real difference. I encourage all authorities to take advantage of our fully-funded places if they can – it will be time very well spent.”
The Conference is organised for the TTF by LCRIG, the Local Council Roads Innovation Group. It takes place at the Hilton Hotel in Leeds from 25-27 April. To sign up for a place at the event click here.
To get a flavour of what to expect, watch last year’s event in Liverpool on the TTF YouTube channel here.
(Picture – Hilton Hotel Leeds)