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TAL ITS 13/03 Leicester - Star Trak Real Time Information System

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Star trak is an Intelligent Transport System in Leicestershire that monitors buses and provides transport information for passengers. The system is one of a package of measures to provide quality bus services and is designed to encourage commuters to use the bus as an alternative to driving. The system tracks the position of buses using GPS systems, this information is used to predict their time of departure at their respective bus stops and is displayed at selected stops on LED signs. On board the buses, the name of the next stop is displayed on a text screen. In addition, if a bus is running behind timetable a traffic signal priority system is activated to favour the bus.

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TAL ITS 12/03 Lincoln Interconnect Flexible Bus Services

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This leaflet is a study of the InterConnect system; InterConnect is a high quality bus service for the rural communities of Lincolnshire. The service is supported by Intelligent Transport Systems. InterConnect provides modern low-floor buses running at a minimum hourly frequency on routes between the major towns of the county. Rural communities off the main routes are provided with ‘CallConnect’ feeder buses that have flexible routes and have guaranteed connections with InterConnect services at high quality interchange points.

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TAL ITS 11/03 ITS in Bristol - VIVALDI

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This leaflet provides an overview of ITS schemes using a variety of integrated applications to address the problem of traffic congestion and related issues in Bristol. The measures are being introduced with co-funding from the European Commission supported VIVALDI project.

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TAL ITS 10/03 Freight Management

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This leaflet provides an introduction for local authorities to the potential benefits from using ITS to aid coordinated freight management within their area. It outlines some of the ways that ITS can be used to enhance freight management by local authorities but also describes some of the direct benefits of ITS when used by industry. The leaflet aims to complement the Department for Transport’s systems-orientated Good Practice Guide 341 (Telematics Guide), by offering a more strategic overview of freight management.

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TAL ITS 09/03 Community Transport

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The leaflet provides an introduction to community transport and discusses the role of ITS in this field. Community Transport is the provision of noncommercial passenger transport services and covers both statutory provision of services by local authorities and provision of voluntary services. This leaflet considers how technology can aid the provision of services by local authorities and the integration of local authority and voluntary services. The technology is known as Demand Responsive Transport Systems.

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TAL ITS 08/03 Traffic and Traveller Information Services

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Public Transport Information Systems provide travellers with journey planning and in-journey information. The systems combine information gathering, processing, communication and delivery technologies to provide a service. This document provides an introduction to Public Transport Information Systems and the benefits that can be achieved through their deployment.

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TAL ITS 07/03 Public Transport Information

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Public Transport Information Systems provide travellers with journey planning and in-journey information. The systems combine information gathering, processing, communication and delivery technologies to provide a service. This document provides an introduction to Public Transport Information Systems and the benefits that can be achieved through their deployment.

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TAL ITS 06/03 Access Control

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Access Control is a traffic management tool that restricts certain classes of traffic from entering a particular zone or area during specific periods. Access Control can be implemented using technologies known as Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). This document provides an overview of the means by which local authorities can control access into a zone or area and the benefits which can be achieved.

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TAL ITS 05/03 Public Transport Priority

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Public Transport Priority systems are designed to improve journey times, and the service reliability of public transport vehicles in line with local authority policy objectives. Priority can be provided using physical measures or using technology. Public Transport Priority can improve the quality of bus services and, as a result, can lead to greater patronage. This leaflet provides an overview of the various components that combine to provide Public Transport Priority, and show how these can be integrated into other traffic management systems.

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TAL ITS 04/03 Parking Guidance and Information

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Parking Guidance and Information (PGI) Systems provide drivers with dynamic information on parking within controlled areas. The systems combine traffic monitoring, communication, processing and dissemination technologies to provide the service. This document provides local authorities with an overview of parking management system components and the benefits that can be achieved through their deployment.

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