Nazir elected President of PIARC
The Intelligent Transport Society South Africa congratulates Nazir Ali on his election as President of the World Road Association (PIARC). We wish him and PIARC a productive term because we know we should never underestimate the importance of the foundational infrastructure for mobility to connect people to people, people to places and people to jobs!
Round Table on how ITS is developing for new challenges
Since the establishment of ITSSA in 2001, we have experienced ongoing changes in what we defined as “Intelligent Transport Systems” This change, however, is a never-ending process and requires some collective review and re-affirmation of what we are doing, where are we going as an industry and what we ought to do to prepare for the emerging future.
ITS as an enabler for smart mobility has to cope with all the new and exciting opportunities created by the Fourth Industrial Revolution such as 5G, Big Data, AI and many more.
At the same time the Covid pandemic (and further waves still lurking down the road) has slashed public transport ridership, changed what we knew and planned around origin and destination with the changing nature and work and remote and hybrid work models.
It also has to address existential challenges such as global warming and climate change through the greening of transport and congestion mitigation and reducing the exceptionally high number of road deaths. How will 5G, IoT, Big Data, AI and yet to be defined NextGen innovations feature in this?
Please join us in an ITSSA Round Table to explore this issue. ITSSA Past President Mike van Tonder (click here for short bio of Mike) will do a brief introduction followed by the member discussion.
Date: Tuesday 23 November 2021
Date: 15:00 – 16:00
Registration: Please click here
Date: Tuesday 17 November
The Devil is in the Detail – Webinar on Aarto
The Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act, 1998 is an act of the Parliament of South Africa which introduces a points demerit system for violations of traffic law. It is managed by the Road Traffic Management Corporation. While there is great value in the idea behind Aarto as tool to promote road, the devil is in the detail.
You are cordially invited to an ITSSA Webinar by Adv Neil Louwrens of TMT and well-known expert in e-Law Enforcement, discussing Aarto from an ITS perspective and what the implications are. Attendance is free, but registration is essential.
Date: Tuesday 17 November
Register: Click Here to register (http://itssa.org/aarto-e-law-enforcement-webinar/)
Gauteng’s Smart Mobility Plan – Webinar with MEC Jacob Mamabolo
As a paid-up member of ITSSA you are cordially invited to this very special webinar on Gauteng’s Smart Mobility Plan presented by the MEC for Roads and Transport, MEC Jacob Mamabolo.
Members will receive a copy of the Smart Mobility Plan by email following the webinar.
“Growing Gauteng Together demands of us to put behind us the silo mentality and maintain the view of transport as a single system.
“Key to the strategy to position Gauteng as hub for freight, logistics and the home ground for Smart Mobility, the Gauteng Dept of Roads and Transport will place technology at the core of our operations.”
Attendance for our members is free, but registration is essential.
Date: Thursday, 19 November 2020
Time: 16h00 – 17h00
Registration: Click here to register
Platform: Zoom link will be sent as confirmation.
Continuous Professional Development points are required for professionals registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa. ITSSA therefore endeavors to accredit its activities to enable members to earn CPD points. Following our recent Smart Mobility Conference hosted as a virtual event, we have issued CPD certificates to 204 engineering professionals for points pro rata to the number of modules that they have participated in.
Egis Operation South Africa
ITSSA member Egis Operation South Africa is now active in the South African market. The company is part of the global Egis Group -is a global leader in road operations, traffic management, transport and mobility solutions
• To contact Egis South Africa, please contact Laurent BOUCHACOURT at email@example.com
• To know more about Egis, please view https://vimeo.com/226448300 and https://vimeo.com/269849181 and follow us in Engineering News, SAICE and LinkedIn
Vacancies at Sanral
SANRAL has a number of vacancies:
• Network Planning Manager will be responsible for the formulation of the road traffic flow, land use and economic information required to establish single and multi-year road traffic master plan.
• Project Manager: Bridge Network manages and oversees the design, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of all structures (including bridges, culverts and hydraulics) on the national road network, including central administration thereof.
• Project Manager: Pavement, responsibleto ensure appropriate and cost-effective provision / maintenance of road infrastructure by ensuring correct and appropriate material, pavement and geotechnical investigation, assessment, design and quality construction at project level.
RHDHV develops cycle design manual
The development of the cycle design manual showcases the City’s commitment to enhance sustainable transport via the promotion and appropriate implementation of NMT facilities. It also shows their drive to ensure NMT becomes a mode of choice for all, be it recreational or daily commute.
Tuned to the needs of Transit providers
Kubapay was previously known as Vix Technology and is part of ICM Mobility Group. Kubapay has over 30 years of experience in the Public Transport sector.
Transport operators have spent years and millions of Rands installing , upgrading and maintaining ineffective systems that customers sometimes don’t understand. At the heart of our solution is a scalable database and instruction set tuned to the needs of transit providers, built on a proven product with over 100 successful implementations that deals will millions of transactions everyday to track and maintain user and journey data with full traceability.
We have clients across the world and offices in London, Johannesburg , Rome and Besancon, we are a global company with truly global vision to banish the burden of ticketing.
Please visit https://www.kubapay.com
Understanding the post-Covid transport experience in Johannesburg
GoMetro has been tasked by the City of Johannesburg to understand the employer experience post-COVID as the City tries to keep Rea Vaya operating and project demand going forward.
We are trying to understand how employers requirements have changed in the JHB area in three important ways – business relocation/closure of offices (drop in demand to travel), job cuts (drop in demand to travel), WFH (drop in demand to travel). Our findings will feed into determining what the current and future passenger demand in public transport in Johannesburg is and will be.
It will take 10 min to fill out – if you are an employer and have an office in Johannesburg, please fill this out.
I would really appreciate your participation in this survey. We have a real path to change policy and change the way transport is organized in SA cities – but I really need the private sector perspective.
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PTV Certified Training Courses
PTV has received a number of requests for PTV Certified Training Courses and the following certified training courses will be conducted inPretoria, South Africa. The previous courses planned had to be cancelled due to Covid 19, but restrictions have now been lifted significantly and these face-to-face courses are planned for the end of November/ early December 2020. Please be assure what we will apply strict Covid 19 precautions relating to sanitation as well as physical distancing to ensure everybody’s safety. We will require delegates to formally commit to these regulations during the courses. The courses are limited to a maximum of 10 delegates per course
Please contact Charel SCHICKERLING (PTV Group) firstname.lastname@example.org