ITS UK welcomes Government’s Five Key Priorities for Transport

10 July 2024: Following Transport Secretary Louise Haigh MP’s first address to the Department for Transport (DfT), Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK) has welcomed the new five strategic priorities for transport, which include: 

  • Improving performance on the railways and driving forward rail reform
  • Improving bus services and growing usage across the country
  • Transforming infrastructure to work for the whole country, promoting social mobility and tackling regional inequality
  • Delivering greener transport
  • Better integrating transport networks

Max Sugarman, Chief Executive of Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK), said: “We are pleased to see the Transport Secretary’s five priorities strongly reflecting the key areas where the transport technology sector can best be utilised to improve the transport network, as set out in the ITS UK Future of Transport Manifesto.

“As the Manifesto highlights, the intelligent transport industry stands ready to work with the Government, whether by improving our rail network through smart ticketing, supporting demand responsive transport bus services, delivering a MaaS Strategy that better integrates the transport system, or providing a greener road network through the gradual roll out of fair and understandable ‘pay as you drive’ scheme – to name but a few of the recommendations.

“We look forward to working with the Transport Secretary, and the new Ministerial team – Rail Minister Lord Hendy, Future of Roads Minister Lilian Greenwood MP, Local Transport Minister Simon Lightwood MP, and Aviation, Maritime, and Security Minister Mike Kane MP – to deliver on these priorities.”

Note to Editors

  1. Read the Transport Secretary’s five key priorities here.
  2. Read the ITS UK Manifesto here and ITS UK’s 100 Day Plan for Transport Technology here.
  3. About ITS UK: About ITS UK: Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK) is the voice of the transport technology industry. ITS UK provides a national platform to support the roll out of technology for a cleaner, safer and more effective transport network, both at home and abroad. We support our 175 members – from both the private and public sector, and covering all sizes and disciplines – through advocacy to policy makers, connecting people and organisations, promoting the industry overseas and supporting innovation across the intelligent transport ecosystem.