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ITS (UK) Members note – this is not the SEIG Members page which carries agendas, presentations etc. That can be found in the Members Only area of the website
This group provides a forum for all ITS United Kingdom members with an interest in transportation and the environment to meet, discuss their views and study the uses of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) to benefit the environment.
The groups typical activities are as follows:
- Facilitate round table discussion between parties with an interest in the area
- Meet to hear presentations on current topics of interest
- Support the organisation of seminars open to a wider audience
- Influence Government Policy in this area
- Input to standards towards International Harmonisation of platforms and Interfaces
Full details of the group can be downloaded here. The SEIG is led by Professor Margaret Bell of Newcastle University with assistance from Ian Routledge, IRC; Keith McCabe, KAM Futures, and Tim Gammons, Arup.
A new group comprised of highways-related industry trade bodies and societies has had its first full meeting as an organisation providing a shared voice, the Highways Industry Alliance (HIA).
The HIA brings together ARTSM, ITS (UK), the IHE, ISA UK, REMA, BPA and HCTA – a comprehensive range of organisations in the highway sector, incorporating signs, signals and control, highways asset management, all forms of technology and training, skills and qualifications, across all elements of the sector. All of whom have agreed to work together to share their knowledge and expertise.
The group’s aim is to make it easier for large public sector organisations such as the Department for Transport, Highways England and devolved governments to have a single point of contact with those organisations involved.
“The Highways Industry Alliance is a broad church and we have worked hard to identify the diverse parties that have a common interest in seeing a close liaison between users, industry and government,” said ITS (UK) Secretary General, Jennie Martin. “Our associations and bodies consist of companies across all tiers – large corporations, SMEs and individuals.”
“We believe we can contribute to the government Industrial Strategy and SME Agenda,” added Steve Spender, CEO of the Institute of Highway Engineers. “We also think that contractual practices can often disadvantage small firms in the supply chain and that we can offer these organisations a voice.”
Kealie Franklin, General Secretary of ARTSM commented, “Such a UK forum can only be beneficial in future consultations for transport change, being able to prepare our members and provide guidance and support for the government strategies in the ways that only we can.”
The Highways Industry Alliance welcomes anyone in the sector wishing to get involved and stresses that it is not its intention to be seen as being in competition with any other organisations within the sector. The HIA believes that collaboration across different member organisations provides a forum to aid the Government in making decisions for the good of the entire sector and, ultimately, the travelling public.
If you are interested in bringing your organisation into the Highways Industry Alliance, please contact Jennie Martin on firstname.lastname@example.org.