ITS ConOps and Public Transport

A modal shift towards greater use of Public Transport is a critical element in South Africa’s transport strategy and to make sound decisions, we need a factual base. To refine the Concept of Operations for projects such as the various BRT/IRPTN systems under development and to discuss implications for ITS systems, ITSSA hosted a Members Meeting where Prof Christo Venter (University of Pretoria) presented the findings of a study into “What do Public Transport Users Want”. The meeting included a visit to the Ekurhuleni Metro’s Transport Management Centre.

Click the below links to access the presentations.

i-Transport Go Green – Go Smart: Register Now

Register to attend i-Transport & UATP Go Green – Go Smart Conference and make sure you stay on top of what’s happening and who is doing what. It is hosted on 13 – 16 February 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre. You’ll also qualify for CPD points towards profession registration.

The Early Bird discount is still available till 15 December. Hurry up and save!

Annual Programme 2017

While 2017 will kick off on a high note with the 9th biennial i-Transport, this time co-hosted with UATP and ITS Africa Working Group, there will be an exciting knowledge-sharing programme to follow for the rest of the year. Many of these events will be accredited to issue CPD certificates to members attending. Should there be specific topics you want to suggest for workshops, your suggestions will be tabled at the Programme Committee for consideration.

Please click here to submit suggestions for workshop or discussion topics.

ITS Europe Congress

Submit your contribution to be part of future developments in ITS!

The programme of the 12th ITS European Congress will be shaped by the 7 topics and through the submission of Papers and Special Interest Sessions responding to the Call for Contributions.

The deadline for submissions is 17 January 2017.

When submitting, please make sure your contribution answers the main questions in the topic description and addresses the relevant subtopic.

Member News

Gautrain EMV Pilot Project
Gautrain is running an EMV Pilot Project between Sandton and ORTIA. A panel of registered Gautrain travellers will use their contactless bank cards to test the interoperability of the planned system.

New card readers have been installed in one of the fare gates at both Sandton Station and OR Tambo International Airport Station. These new card readers have been developed and certified to ensure the security of contactless bank card details.

Once the pilot project is successful, Gautrain will be one of the first public transport systems in the world to accept contactless bank cards as a form of payment at fare gate level.

More capacity to keep traffic flow on the go
The Transport for Cape Town (TCT) Transport Management Centre in Goodwood has been expanded and renovated to accommodate more services and staff, and soon also be the new home of the 107 Public Emergency Communication Centre (PECC).

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RHDHV
Projects of Royal HaskoningDHV came out triumphant at the South African Institution of Civil Engineering & South African Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors (SAFCEC) Annual National Awards, winning four awards in the Technical Excellence, Water Engineering and Community based Projects categories.

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GoMetro
Tritech Media, the media technology innovator controlled by the Kirsh family, announced the investment of a 20% holding in market-leading smart-mobility technology company GoMetro. The balance of shares in GoMetro are held by 4Decades Capital (representing former Rand Merchant Bank CEO Mike Pfaff and Chief Investment Officer Derek Prout-Jones inter alia), AngelHub Ventures (representing former First National Bank CEO Michael Jordaan inter alia) and the founders. William Kirsh will join the board of GoMetro.

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New Civils MD at Aecom
AECOM has appointed Darrin Green as its new Managing Director for Civil Infrastructure in Africa, starting in January 2017. Green is a professional engineer with 26 years’ experience in civil engineering and management. He joins from WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff, where he is an Executive Director

GABS performs well against carbon emissions benchmarks
Transportation, both public and private, contributes to over a quarter of South Africa’s and the world’s carbon emissions. Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide emitted from driving motor vehicles and through other human activities, trap heat in the atmosphere, resulting in global warming or a change in temperature. Scientists believe that as atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases continue to rise, average global temperatures and sea levels will continue to increase and precipitation patterns might change - permanently altering the balance in the eco- system.

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Technology assisting traffic flow at toll plazas

Combating traffic congestion at toll plazas is becoming a problem of the past owing to the evolution of Electronic Toll Collection (ETC), which has introduced new ways for motorists to pass through tolls without delay.

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