ITS Ireland were represented at the recent ITS UK Road User Charging Interest Group Conference in London on 17th February 2011. John Davis gave a presentation which provided delegates with an update on ITS Ireland and then summarised Ireland’s achievements to date and planned next steps currently under consideration on the road user charging front. In addition, ITS Ireland member Colin O’Toole of Beteire Flow gave a presentation (jointly with Riobard Pierse of Pierse and Fitzgibbon Solicitors) on the collection and enforcement of violations on the M50 barrier free tolling system.
The purpose of this conference was to raise awareness of advancements on the road user charging front and other presentations covered a diverse range of related topics such as the Eurovignette, robust GNSS positioning through sensor fusion, clearing house development and operation, public acceptance of Road User Charging, why Open Road tolling is a natural progression and an innovative ‘mobility credits’ approach which is currently being trialled/implemented in Genoa (which incidentally is being funded under the EU 7th Framework program). The keynote speaker was Stephen Joseph OBE from the Campaign for Better Transport. The conference also included a lively interactive discussion on how the UK can move forward on the road user charging front.
Delegates were treated to a highly informative conference. The presentations from ITS Ireland members were well received by conference delegates and served to underline the strength and depth of knowledge about this key ITS sector in Ireland.
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