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Upcoming Events

Transport Experts Gather for Major Conference

Event: 30 June 2016

Basil Jackson – Director of Transport Services (interim) will be speaking at this event.

Transport experts from across the UK will be gathering in Milton Keynes on Thursday June 30 for a major conference focusing on how to improve the use of data.

Dozens of people will be attending the launch of the ‘Transport Data Initiative’ (TDI), organised by Buckinghamshire County Council. In all, 36 local transport authorities, comprising 41% of the population, will be represented at the event.

The aim of the forum, which will meet quarterly, is to provide local authorities with the tools and knowledge to make the most out of existing data by giving them the opportunity to commercialise it while still maintaining control, as well as giving service users the maximum benefit of the information.

Data could range from volume of traffic movements based on information from ANPR cameras to train or bus timetables.

The TDI also aims to improve co-operative working between authorities, break down barriers, share information about leading edge transport technology, and encourage the development of innovative solutions to transport challenges

David Aimson, Business Improvement Officer at Buckinghamshire County Council, explained: “The Transport Data Initiative is led by commercially-minded local authorities whose aim is to improve the way their transport data is utilised, in turn improving the cost of delivery.

“The initiative will enable local authorities to adopt large-scale city solutions on an affordable budget. The TDI can also improve cross county collaboration by identifying our common problems and future challenges, and developing integrated solutions to resolve these. It will also identify innovative ways of connecting with transport users.”

The event, chaired by Dr Walter Tuttlebee OBE, will run from 09:30-16:30. Food will be provided. The venue is a short walk from Milton Keynes railway station, at Transport Systems Catapult, 170 Midsummer Blvd, Milton Keynes MK9, UK.

To understand more about the forum or to get involved please contact David Aimson at or visit the website at

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Past Events

2013 Polis Conference
04 December 2013 – 05 December 2013 Brussels, Belgium

In 2013, the Annual Polis Conference took place in Brussels. Vemco Consulting was in attendance, with Basil Jackson as a guest speak at the conference.The Annual General Assembly for Polis members had taken place around the conference.

The conference provided an excellent opportunity for cities, metropolitan areas and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience and for the wider transport community to engage with representatives of city and regional authorities on innovative transport solutions. The conference offered a mix of high-level plenary sessions, with prominent figures debating topical issues, and a wide selection of technical sessions showing innovation in policy and practice across the local transport spectrum.

The call for speakers covered a wide range of topics open under the core Polis themes of ‘environment & health’, ‘traffic efficiency & mobility’, ‘road safety’ and ‘social and economic challenges’, including:

  • Reducing the cost of ITS delivery – new services and business models
  • Objective-led ITS deployment, including the use of ITS to promote modal shift
  • Electro-mobility: business models, deployment experiences & plans, charging infrastructures, service integration
  • Active travel for health and the integration of health in transport planning
  • Incentives and strategies for clean vehicle fleets
  • Road safety and vulnerable road users
  • Urban transport pricing policy and practice
  • New approaches to the organisation of public transport

pdf-icon24 2013 Annual Polis Conference Programme


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