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June 2011 Edition

Dear [fname],

A dedicated IRF newsletter on Intelligent Transport Systems could not be timelier. IRF’s activities in this domain, especially through its Policy Committee on ITS, have been plenty and fruitful. Highly informative meetings of the committee have taken place in Leeds, Busan and Stockholm over the past two-thirds of the year, and the deliberations have been profound. Time now to consolidate and share the findings; which is what the committee is currently working on in the form of a publication. Strengthening our collaboration with relevant partners is also on the way. This 2nd edition of the IRF newsletter dedicated to ITS will give you a view on the latest developments in ITS strategies in general and the Policy Committee work in specific.

There will be numerous opportunities to meet in the second half of this year, with IRF Policy Committee events taking place in Delft, Mexico City, and Orlando. We would like to extend a warm personal invitation to you to join us on these occasions. For detailed information on the meetings, including dates, please be referred to our meeting calendar.

We hope you will enjoy this special IRF newsletter edition.

With kind regards,
Caroline Visser

Road Finance & ITS Programme Manager
International Road Federation
Email: cvisser@irfnet.org


UNECE Stakeholder consultation on ITS

From March till end of May 2011, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) held a stakeholder consultation on the future deployment of ITS. The consultation was based on a strategic note of the UNECE’s Transport Division, outlining the potential of ITS as the future to enhance mobility and to bring about a new culture for doing business, based on system performance and customer satisfaction.

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IRF Policy Committee Chair Josef Czako interviewed in Russia

This article contains a copy of an interview held by the Russian magazine LogLink on 16 May 2011 with Josef Czako, chairman of the IRF Policy Committee on ITS.

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European Commission presents progress during 2nd annual ITS Congress

The European Commission held its 2nd ITS Conference in conjunction with the ITS in Europe congress on Monday 6 June in Lyon, France. The Conference was attended by some 200 representatives from European institutions and stakeholder organisations from the public and private sector.

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IRF and EasyWay explore opportunities to team up

On Tuesday 7 June, in the margins of the ITS in Europe congress in Lyon, IRF met with representatives of the EasyWay project to discuss possibilities for future collaboration.

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ITS support tool for authorities 2DECIDE now up for testing

A demo version of the widely anticipated 2DECIDE Toolkit was shown during the recently held ITS in Europe Congress in Lyon. The objective of the 2DECIDE project is to develop an online tool to assist transport authorities in the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), to help them solve traffic and transport problems and address policy objectives. In this respect 2DECIDE has been designed for traffic and transport experts - even if they have little experience with ITS solutions. A test version of the tool is now available.

For more information and to enlist as a test user, please visit the 2DECIDE website: www.2decide.eu.

About the IRF Policy Committee ITS

IRF installed its Policy Committee on ITS in 2008, because it was felt that despite a positive track record, ITS still suffered from a lack of both understanding and visibility among politicians, policy makers and the public at large. As a result ITS has not been fully integrated, if at all, in transport policies.

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Meeting Calendar IRF Policy Committee on ITS

What 6th Working Meeting and workshop on Mobility in 2030
jointly organised by Connekt / ITS Netherlands and IRF
When 20-21 September 2011
Where Delft, the Netherlands
Documentation Preliminary Workshop Programme
Preliminary Agenda IRF PC 6th working meeting
Registration Form Delft
What Information meeting “ITS in Mexico”
jointly organised by Tecnopeaje and IRF
(in conjunction with the PIARC World Road Congress)
When 28 September 2011
Where Mexico City, Mexico
Documentation Preliminary Programme Mexico
Registration Form Mexico
What Information Meeting IRF Policy Committee on ITS
(in conjunction and co-located with the 18th ITS World Congress)
When 16 October 2011
Where Orlando (FL), United States of America
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