ITS in Urban Transport Projects assisted by JASPERS Budapest


ITS in Urban Transport Projects assisted by JASPERS

Budapest – 17 June 2010

Poland - ITS in Urban Transport Projects

 Krakow tramway extension to Jagellonian U:

Traffic management system – CCTV monitoring system –

Passenger information system (PIS)

 Warsaw tramway modernisation :

PIS at stops – traffic control refurbishment with PT priority

 Lublin Integrated PT system:

Traffic management system with PT priority – PIS

 Rzesow Integrated PT system:

Traffic management system with PT priority –

GPS vehicle location – Information system for drivers – e-ticketing


Czech Republic - ITS in Urban Transport

 Prague Traffic Control renovation & extension

Control centre w/central switchboard and wall map – computerized area traffic control – CCTV management – CCTV based traffic data collection - tunnel monitoring – optical fibre communications – meteorological sensors at road surface

(temperature, moisture, salt)

 Prague metro line A extension :

Automatic dispatching system


Bulgaria - ITS in Urban Transport

 Burgas Integrated Urban Transport

E-ticketing – PIS at stops and in buses

– GPS based PT control system –

Traffic control equipment w/priority to buses on BRT - CCTV

 Sofia Integrated Urban Transport

(under development)


PIS at stops – Traffic control w/priority to

PT – E-ticketing, extension to trolleybuses


Hungary - ITS in Urban Transport Projects

 Debrecen tramway development :

Passenger information system (PIS)

Signalling at head station

 Miskolc tramway development :

PIS at stops – traffic control refurbishment with priority to PT

 Szeged trams/trolleys development :

Traffic control system with priority to PT

– PIS for trams and trolleys – ticket vending machines


An outlook of typical ITS measures

Traffic control

 City-wide computerized traffic control systems

(on the picture above: Prague Traffic Control Centre)

 Traffic data collection in real time

 Priority to public transport at traffic lights

 Variable signing: access control, traffic lane assignment

 Congestion charging in urban centres

Public transport operations

 GPS based automatic dispatching of PT vehicles, headway management

 Passenger information at stops and in vehicles

 Electronic ticketing

 Internet site for information of PT users

Safety enhancement

 Detection of incidents and accidents

 Visual monitoring of traffic and parking through video systems (CCTV)

 Control of speed and headways

Real time data collection

 Real time traffic information to road users equipped with navigation/positioning device

 Travel time prediction displayed on road side information boards or on internet site

 Information to PT and road users on internet site(s)

 Monitoring of air quality and emissions

 Meteorological measures, particularly to detect icy and wet conditions on road surface

Parking management

 Parking availability and occupancy

 Integrated electronic parking payment and control

Observed failures when implementing ITS measures

Failures in implementing ITS measures

Implementing punctual (opportunist) ITS measures : resulting in a multiplication of tenders in the long run – multiple technologies = compatibility problems – difficulty to contract different supplier – excessive investment / maintenance costs

Lack of a comprehensive approach :

This is particularly damaging when dealing with centralized traffic control, public transport control.

A city wide computerized traffic control system can hardly be built up out of earlier initiatives taken at intersection or road axis level –

E-ticketing requires a fare collection strategy for all PT modes in city.

Not considering environment friendly modes :

A traffic control system should be designed to offer a priority to

PT, not just best speed to traffic on main thoroughfares.


The right approach to implementing ITS measures

The right approach to implementing ITS

Setting up guidelines at national level :

Applying guidelines referring to EU and HU best practice will favour implementation of proven technologies and methods – will ensure ITS compatibility between municipalities of same conurbation.

Setting up up Transport Organizing Authority /

Mobility Agencies :

TOAs and Mobility Agencies will tender out ITS to be used citywide by different operators (PT operators particularly) using similar equipment, strategies.

Design ITS development plans at national, regional, city levels : for instance: city wide traffic control / PT control systems, with centralization of data collection in real time, application of coherent strategies, monitoring.


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