Title: Innovating road traffic management by ITS: a future perspective

Authors: Rob van der Heijden, Vincent Marchau

Addresses: Nijmegen School of Management, Nijmegen University, PO Box 9108, 6500 Hk Nijmegen, The Netherlands., Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology, PO Box 5015, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands

Abstract: The application of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) is expected to improve the performance of road transportation significantly. Public policy makers, among others, are therefore increasingly interested in the implementation possibilities of these systems. However, current knowledge of these ITS implementation issues is poor with respect to e.g., technological requirements for ITS implementation, the contribution of ITS to general transport policy goals and the willingness of stakeholders to accept ITS. In general, public policy making suffers from a lack of vision on integrated ITS implementation. This paper presents a view on an integrated ITS strategy for road traffic management. This view is based on a conceptual framework for the transport system in which transport processes are linked to stakeholders| behaviour. Within this view, basic traffic management objectives are used to define consistent packages of ITS applications.

Keywords: ITS implementation; policy making; traffic management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2002.001756

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2002 Vol.2 No.1, pp.20-39

Published online: 18 Aug 2003 *

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