TTF Conference agenda published, with latest projects and signals funding

Local authorities and transport technology suppliers will benefit from a full day of discussion about the government’s £70 million funding of improvements to traffic signals during this year’s Transport Technology Forum conference in Leicestershire this April.

 Announced as part of the Department for Transport’s Plan for Drivers by Secretary of State Mark Harper last October, the Traffic Signal Obsolescence Grant, TSOG) and Green Light Fund (GLF) were open for applications late in 2023. By the time of this year’s TTF conference from the 23-25 April at the Leonardo Hotel Hinckley Island, the winners of this funding will have been announced and the money distributed. The Conference will be hear about the process and initial lessons learned from traffic signals technology suppliers alongside client local authorities along with representatives of the Department for Transport.

There will also be a session concentrating on procurement of projects for the £20 million Intelligent Traffic Management Fund (ITMF).  This money, expected to be delivered in packages worth around £2 million each, gives authorities the chance to deploy advanced technology for traffic signals, using emerging technologies to optimise traffic flow and balance traffic across city centres.  The application process will be underway when the conference takes place, with applications closing at the end of July 2024.

As well signals funding discussions, the conference will hear the latest on key transport technology projects including the National Parking Platform, Digital Traffic Regulation Orders, advancements in data sharing, 2G/3G switch-off, the use of artificial intelligence in traffic management, and the Department for Transport’s Roads to Tomorrow project.  The TTF’s Working Group chairs will also take part in a panel discussion to update delegates about their work and a number of local authorities will share details of project they have delivered.

The event is sponsored by Clearview Intelligence, with the opening networking session sponsored by Yunex Traffic and the individual working group meetings on Tuesday 23 April supported by AECOM.

With sponsorship from these private sector organisations and a range of exhibitors, local authorities will be able to attend for free, including having their hotel and catering costs covered.  More than a hundred public sector delegates have already taken advantage of this offer, with well over half of English local highway authorities outside London represented.  With places still available, this is already sure to be the biggest TTF conference ever.

See the agenda here.

The Conference is organised for the TTF by LCRIG, the Local Council Roads Innovation Group.

(Picture – last year’s Conference in Leeds, courtesy TTF)


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