Revised guidance issued for the £20m Intelligent Traffic Management Fund

Updated guidance has been published for the £20m Intelligent Traffic Management Fund which clarifies requirements around the assembling of consortia in ITMF applications.  It says they should: ”aim to describe as fully as possible likely consortia arrangements in their bids that will deliver innovative, practical and workable solutions that demonstrate the application of new technology to corridor and region-wide traffic optimisation.”

The Intelligent Traffic Management Fund (ITMF) is part of £70 million funding of improvements to traffic signals.  The £20 million is expected to fund a small number of grants to groups led by local authorities of up to £2 million each. The Transport Technology Forum is working with by the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) to manage the challenge process. 

Local Authorities are now preparing applications for a share of £20 million of funding to deploy advanced technology for traffic control, using emerging technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence to optimise traffic flow and balance traffic across wider areas.

Consideration is also being given to the delaying the closing date for applications. “We have recognised that in the run up to the General Election announced for 4 July, the actions of central and local government will be curtailed,” commented LCRIG Chief Executive Paula Claytonsmith.  “Therefore, consideration is being given to the extension of the bidding period to compensate for this.”

The opportunity to apply for funding is being offered to all English local highway and combined authorities outside London. The guidance is available on the Transport Technology Forum Website, also detailing the workings of the funding, covering eligibility, possible uses of ITMF, design and standards, and how successful projects should be evaluated and assessed.

Read the guidance here.

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