Public sector transport experts line up to speak at JCT online Symposium 2020

Experts from the Department for Transport, Highways England and Transport for London have signed up to speak at this year’s JCT Traffic Signals Symposium.

The popular event will be held online on 22 and 23 September because a physical event is impossible under current government restrictions. Places are free to delegates thanks to the support of a range of event partners.

The DfT’s Darren Capes will join White Willow Consulting’s Andy Graham (pictured at last year’s event) in giving an update on connected vehicle technology development and also a Transport Technology Forum report into SCOOT and MOVA traffic control systems, while Mark Roxburgh and Andrew Hartley of Highways England present a paper on using MOVA to provide priority for HGVs at traffic signals.

Projects in London feature prominently in the two-day event, with details on bus priority, real-time bus optimisation and the capital’s Streetspace all being detailed. Bristol City Council is also represented with a paper about crowd sourced information.

The event will feature around 20 individual papers across two days delivered via Zoom webinar to hundreds of delegates. Each session will feature a Q and A session with the expert speakers.

Event partners AGD, Aldridge, C&T Technology, Clearview Intelligence, COLAS, Dynniq, Highways News, IHE, Integrated Traffic Services, ITS(UK), NAL, Now Wireless, PTV, Siemens Mobility, Swarco, Telent, TWM Traffic Control Systems, TRL and Vivacity are supporting the Symposium financially to enable free places for delegates.

“We’ve been putting the speaker list together for months,” explained JCT Director John Nightingale who’s organising the whole event. “I am delighted that technology allows us to still deliver this astonishing range of expertise online so that our annual knowledge sharing event can take place. We’ll be opening registration on 1 September and sharing details of more speakers in due course.”

The JCT Traffic Signals Symposium was first held in 1996 and plans are already afoot for a 25th anniversary event in person next year.


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