Industry-leading experts take turns to chair JCT Traffic Signals Symposium sessions

Some of the country’s leading transport technology experts will be leading the conversation at the popular JCT Traffic Signals Symposium next month as they chair the learned programme of papers during the event.

The two-day symposium features 23 separate presentations covering a range of topics including road safety, traffic management research, asset management and on-street intelligence, with a very strong offering on providing for non-motorised users.

ITS Policy Lead at the Department for Transport, Darren Capes (pictured) not only chairs the keynote session on the first day, but will also deliver an address on the work of the Transport Technology Forum and the latest on the Digital Controller Interface Specification.  Former ITS (UK) Secretary General Jennie Martin MBE, who is now a Trustee at PACTS, also leads a session on Day One along with Mike Guerin of SWARCO.  The second day will hear from traffic signals leader Mark Pleydell, LCRIG CEO Paula Claytonsmith and the industry’s pioneer in understanding transport emissions, Professor Margaret Bell CBE from Newcastle University.  The event is kicked off with a session hosted by Highways News co-owner Paul Hutton, who is attending his tenth Symposium.

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?  They have an extended slot in the before lunch session on the first day.

Thanks to the high-quality programme this year and a record number of exhibitors, delegate numbers are on course to significantly exceed last year’s attendance, although there are some places still available.  Attendees are encouraged to book their accommodation as soon as possible if they want to take advantage of the special hotel rate of £78 per night, because these rooms are running out.

“The Symposium papers programme filled up very quickly this year which is a testament to the growing popularity of our event,” commented JCT Director John Nightingale who oversees the organisation of the event.  “We have a first rate programme of papers,

a bigger-than-ever exhibition and of course lots of opportunities to catch up with old friends and make new ones at our sponsored networking events.”

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 – JCT)


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