The Netherlands as UM2 partner
URSA MAJOR 2 is based upon an established, well-working cooperation of the involved road operators and road authorities.
A special situation needs to be considered for the Netherlands. The Netherlands traditionally has a very high traffic density and has consequently started early and swiftly to deploy ITS. In the Netherlands, not only the potential to expand the road network but also the deployment of traditional ITS are nowadays saturated.
Consequently, the focus has shifted towards optimizing the use of existing systems. The Dutch implementing body Rijkswaterstaat tries to improve its systems and content offered to stimulate the private sector to find innovative ways to provide road users with new and additional end user services. Emphasis is put especially on the organizational aspects, stimulating cooperation between public and private sectors and between different transport operators.
The Ministry has recently adopted a new policy with important paradigm shifts, e.g. from public to private, from local to network and from roadside to in-car. This has a strong impact on the nature of ITS deployment in the Netherlands, and of course it also has impact on possible indicators for ITS deployment.
Workshop from Systems to Services
The resulting new, innovative and low threshold service projects in the Netherlands can be a blueprint for such a type of ITS deployment in other European countries facing a similar paradigm shift from systems to services in high traffic load areas. Rijkswaterstaat together with URSA MAJOR 2 is organizing a workshop to present these projects, explain their approach and share their experiences with a wider audience.
Keynote speakers include:
- Serge van Dam, principal advisor for traffic management at Rijkswaterstaat
- Roger Demkes, director of the Verkeersonderneming
Project presentations include:
- Incident Management
- Driving Behaviour
- Tire pressure at container terminals
- Truck Spotting
- Market place for Logistics
- Truck parking
Doors open on the 26th of September between 10:00 and 10:30. The workshop ends on the 27th of September at 13:00.
Lunch will be provided to all attendants on the 26th and 27th of September. In addition, all attendants of the workshop are invited to a boat tour within the Port of Rotterdam with a walking dinner on the evening of the 26th of September, directly after the ending of day 1 of the workshop.
Participation is free of charge.
This workshop will be of interest to road operators, road authorities, traffic managers, IT providers, logistics companies, parking operators, service providers and policy makers at a local, regional and national level.
If you would like to attend the workshop or would like to learn more, please send an email to email@example.com and we will keep you informed. A flyer with more information can also be found here.
We look forward to seeing you in Rotterdam!