Derbyshire case study proves the value of integrated traffic management

The Intelligent traffic solution and technology business SWARCO will tell delegates at the popular JCT Traffic Signals Symposium next month how Intelligent Transport Systems are enhancing efficiencies and creating a more connected transport network throughout Derbyshire.

The presentation will explain how Derbyshire recognised the link between reliable and dependable transport infrastructure and economic growth, and how SWARCO has helped deliver increased capacity and network efficiency without the need to invest significantly in construction and installation of new infrastructure.

The solution has been to use SWARCO MyCity UTMC urban mobility management software (pictured) to improve the efficiency of the existing road network.  It allows the management of traffic flow across the county, seamlessly integrating and interfacing with the council’s existing systems into one platform.  This single platform allows users to access all the tools they require through user terminals, along with a control room to help facilitate operational traffic management interventions.

The presentation by SWARCO Product Manager Andrea Newman and David Hilton Barber, who is Senior Traffic Signals Technician at Derbyshire County Council, will detail the technology used, how integration and implementation was achieved and what benefits have been delivered to drivers in Derbyshire.

“This project is a great example of how SWARCO and Derbyshire County Council have enabled cooperation and coordination across the ITS network,” explains David Hilton-Barber.  “They have taken the common database and expanded it beyond what UTMC was originally designed to do. Bringing in new data sources and creating strategies using that data has had a positive impact on our network. This project is also a great example of coordination between different ITS companies, as we have a diverse range of equipment from multiple suppliers.”

In total, the two-day Symposium has 23 papers covering a wide range of topics, also including Research, Asset Management and On-Street intelligence, with a very strong offering on providing for non-motorised users.  The keynote address is provided by leading behavioural scientist and commentator Rory Sutherland and his colleague Pete Dyson, who together authored the book Transport for Humans: Are We Nearly There Yet?

The 28th JCT Traffic Signals Symposium takes place on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 September at Nottingham Trent University, with the MOVA User Group and welcome barbecue the day before.

To book a place and find out more about the event, click here.

(Picture – SWARCO)


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