New Board Elected

At the AGM a new Board of Directors was elected. The President is Tommie Snyman (Huawei), Vice President is Tony Huggett (TMT). Board Members serving the second of a 2-year term are Bridget Ledwaba (Grinaker-LTA), Wilson Batista (JRA) and Kersen Naidoo (SANRAL). Newly elected members are Marius Barnard (Syntell), Bernard Oosthuizen City of Cape Town), Clancinah Baloyi (Intertoll) and Ivan Reutener (Royal Haskoning DHV).

Board Members that have stepped down are Wim Ferreira (Techso), Patrick Moodley (Siemens) and Glen Pillay (Traffic Signals Accessories).

A big “thank you” to the new and the past Board Members for their valuable service to the ITS Industry. A special word of thanks to Wim Ferreira (Techso) for his service as Past President.

AGM documents can be accessed on the website: http://www.itssa.org/itssa-board/itssa-agm/

i-Transport and UATP Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition

Call for Abstracts

Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition

Implementing and Managing Integrated and Sustainable Transport Systems by Aligning Transport, Land-use and Economic Planning



Diarise the date: 13 - 15 June 2018
(Please cancel the initial date of 10 - 12 October 2018 to avoid conflicting events)

The i-Transport and UATP Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition is co-hosted by ITS South Africa and the UATP and is supported by ITS Africa. This partnership released significant synergies and exceeded expectations. This flagship conference and exhibition will again take place as a co-operative project to assist the Public Transport, Intelligent Transport and related sectors in pursuing our shared strategic objectives.

Abstract Submission

You are cordially invited to submit abstracts to do a presentation.

Abstracts must not be longer than 300 words and have the topic on the top and the preferred stream (Public Transport, ITS and/or Infrastructure/Funding) on a second line. The name(s) and author(s) will be submitted separately to enable a blind review.

The abstract must clearly indicate “the problem/challenge” the presentation deals with and reflect on how this problem/challenge was addressed and the solution that was implemented. Abstracts must show “innovation” and “problem-solving” and NOT be a “sales pitch” for products or systems. The name(s) and CV(s) of the author(s) must be submitted as a separate document(s).

Abstracts accepted will be arranged per stream (Public Transport, ITS or Infrastructure/Funding) and per theme. Examples of typical session themes could be (in no particular order) Public Transport Operations and Maintenance, Funding Mechanisms, Advanced Public Transport Management Systems, Passenger Services, Automated Fare Collection (AFC), Future Payment Solutions, Modal Integration, Mobility as a Service (MaaS), Traffic Management, Law Enforcement/Road Safety, Telematics/ Big Data, Connected Vehicles, Smart Cities/Green Transport, Sustainability/Procurement, and so on.

After requests for an extension, the deadline for abstract submissions is 15 November 2017, and authors will get notification by mid January 2018. After acceptance of the abstract, we will require a presentation, not a full paper.

To submit an abstract, use this link to the online portal:
i-transportafrica.carlamani.co.za/.

Blind Review

A panel of respected industry representatives will conduct a blind review of the abstracts submitted and make their recommendations to the i-Transport and UATP Programme Committee to comply the final programme.



Important Dates
Please note the following dates

  • 2 July 2017 – Call for Papers
  • 15 November 2017 – Deadline for Submission of Papers
  • Mid-January 2018 – Notification of Acceptance and publication of Programme
  • 1 November 2017 – Registration opens
  • 13 April 2018 – Early Bird Registration closes

Aim
The aim with the 2018 i-Transport and UATP Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition is to focus collective energies on implementing and managing integrated and sustainable transport systems by aligning transport, land-use and economic planning.

Theme
Under the guiding theme of Go Green – Go Smart Transport the specific focus for 2018 is “Implementing and Managing Integrated and Sustainable Transport Systems
Aligning Transport, Land-use and Economic Planning”
.

Programme Structure
The Conference and the Exhibition will run parallel over 2 days and delegates will have the option of participating in post-conference Master Classes or a Site Visit for a hands-on experience.

The Wednesday morning session (13 June) will be a Plenary Session with the focus on Policies and Strategy with invited speakers.

The Wednesday afternoon will be dedicated to a Plenary Session with three themes for

  • Public Transport;
  • Intelligent Transport Systems; and
  • Infrastructure and Funding.

The three parallel streams will continue with morning and afternoon sessions on Thursday (14 June).

Date and Venue
The i-Transport and UATP Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition will be hosted on 13 – 15 June 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, conveniently situated mid-way between Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa.

Enquiries
Should you require more information, please contact paul@itssa.org. Please visit www.i-transportafrica.com about Go Green – Go Smart Transport 2018.

Conclusion

We are looking forward to receive your abstracts to participate in the 10th biennial i-Transport and UATP Go Green – Go Smart Transport Conference and Exhibition.

Book your Stand

The “Go Green – Go Smart” Conference and Exhibition – hosted by ITS South Africa, the UATP and ITS Africa ion 13 – 15 June 2018 – invites you to book exhibition space. This is the premier event for ITS and Public Transport. Be sure to benefit from the opportunities!

Using ITS Tools to Save Lives

ITS South Africa hosted a strategic conversation in Cape Town on applying ITS Strategies and Systems to help save lives in pursuit of the objectives of the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety. Globally more than 3 000 deaths occur each day a result of a road traffic collision, with a high percentage of this in South Africa.

In a recent report by the RTMC, it was calculated that the cost of crashes in South Africa (just in monetary terms) amounted to an estimated R142.95 billion - equating 3.4 per cent of GDP.

If all crashes are taken into consideration (from fatal to damage only) the number of crashes add up to 832 431 such incidents, with 1 708 414 people directly affected.

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Non-Motorised Transport Integration into Urban Transport Planning in Africa

The Centre for Transport Studies at UCT and its collaborators in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi announce the launch of this book. This book will be a key text for practitioners and policy makers working in planning, transport policy and urban development in Africa, as well as students and scholars of African studies, development studies, urban geography, transport studies and sustainable development.

ITS World Congress Montreal

ITS America will host the 24th ITS World Congress that will be held in Montreal, Quebec, October 29 to November 2, 2017. The theme of this year’s World Congress is “Integrated Mobility Driving Smart Cities”.

For more information on the World Congress program, please visit our website, itsworldcongress2017.org.

Member News
Smart solution for the bus market

ITS South Africa member ICT company Huawei says every year the economic losses caused by traffic congestion account for nearly 2% of the global GDP. Traffic congestion and vehicle accidents plague cities around the world. A lack of ‘smart’ transportation management methods and regular road maintenance is to blame for many of these problems.

The ITS solution for buses is the first in Huawei’s ITS portfolio to be launched in South Africa. Other solutions will cater to taxis, trains, BRT and other forms of public transport.

New Members

ITS South Africa is proud to welcome the new member below.

Aveng-Grinaker-LTA

ITS South Africa is proud to welcome Aveng-Grinaker-LTA as a new member. Aveng Grinaker-LTA is a multi-disciplinary construction and engineering group that delivers landmark projects. The company combines African roots - and a proud South African heritage going back 117 years - with an unwavering commitment to world-class safety and quality. Its expertise in building, civil engineering, roads, earthworks, concrete, ground engineering, mechanical and electrical is delivered through focused business units acting in synergy. They are represented by Bridget Ledwaba. Contact here at Bridget.Ledwaba@grinaker-lta.co.za and visit www.grinaker-lta.com/about-us/overview.

Syntell
Techso
TSA Traffic Signals & Accessories
SIEMENS
TMT