The UK’s Intelligent Transport Society, ITS (UK), has set out how it will deliver its commitment to be the knowledge hub and promotional platform for transport technology in the UK to deliver value for its members and the travelling public as a whole.
The ten-point manifesto published today explains how the Society will support skills development in the industry, promote its solutions in the UK and expertise around the world and specifically ensure that those less able, such as the elderly and disabled, are considered when technological solutions are designed.
ITS (UK) is also pledging to help its SME members with procurement and finding funding, champion the role of technology in the new world of transport with consideration for the environment, and to support the delivery of the ITS World Congress 2024 if the bid to host the event is successful.
The ten points in full are:
- Deliver support to the World Congress bid if successful
- Deliver the ITS (UK) skills plan
- Be a knowledge sharing hub for innovation and best practice
- Advocate ITS across the transport industry and beyond
- Promote the UK’s transport and technology expertise UK abroad
- Support ITS for all members of society by ensuring we promote technology for inclusive mobility
- Assist members, especially SMEs with procurement and finding funding
- Grow membership, targeting providers of new technology and solutions
- Transition to the new world of transport
- Champion the role transport technology can play in improving the environment
This manifesto is a live document designed to be an ongoing project over the next four years. It will be regularly reviewed and progress will be identified and reported every six months.
“This Manifesto clearly sets out the value ITS (UK) will deliver for its members and the travelling public,” said Chair Ryan Hood of TRL. “These are the priorities the members themselves have detailed, and that means we know that the Society is doing what people need and want it to do.”
“The Manifesto formalises the main things that ITS (UK) has delivered for more than two decades but gives members surety that they are getting the support that they need and a benchmark for my Secretariat team to be judged against,” added Secretary General Jennie Martin. “However, as it says in the document, ITS (UK) is not the Secretariat, but the whole membership and we look forward to working with these members to deliver these policies and priorities.”