Presentation to focus on how public transport can help to create and maintain the liveable and sustainable high-density cities of the future
St. Paul, Minnesota, 10 September 2015 – GTT Market Development Director Tim Hall will address the ITS World Congress in Bordeaux on October 7 about the future of urban environments and how cities can be planned around effective public transport systems.
The 22nd ITS World Congress and Exhibition, which runs from October 5-9, is the world’s largest event in intelligent transport systems and services. The 2015 event’s theme is ‘Towards Intelligent Mobility – Better Use of Space’ and the Congress aims to focus not only on how achieving intelligent mobility will change our lives, but also on the benefits space can bring to ITS applications.
Hall’s presentation, ‘Elegant Density,’ is sub-headed ‘Utilizing Transit-Oriented Development Techniques to Meet the Needs of a Rapidly Urbanizing World’. It addresses the way in which technology can help city planners to develop urban landscapes, facilitated by public transport, enabling residents to be mobile, whilst reducing pollution, encouraging healthy lifestyles, creating commercial clusters and welcoming new investment.
“The ‘Elegant Density’ model will require innovative traffic and transport technology solutions in order to be effective and to ensure systems are robust enough for future expansion,” Hall says.
GTT is a world leader in priority control and traffic sensing systems, including its Opticom™ Transit Signal Priority (TSP) technologies. Opticom TSP allows transit agencies to extend or truncate green cycle times at traffic signals for more accurate schedule adherence. In turn, transit vehicles — including buses, light rail and streetcars — are on the road less, which reduces pollution, as well as fuel and fleet costs, for more profitable operations. In his role as Market Development Director, Hall is responsible for GTT’s technology road maps and strategic business development.
Hall’s presentation takes place as part of the ‘Innovative Solutions 2’ stream in the Hall 1 Interactive Theatre, during the ‘Urban Trends Driving ITS Changes’ topic. Moderated by Josh Johnson from the Southwest Research Institute in the US, this session runs from 11am until 12.30pm on Wednesday, October 7. The full programme can be viewed here: http://itsworldcongress.com
Visit the event website at http://itsworldcongress.com/ to find out more and to register to attend.