ITS UK welcomes new Government and Parliament; publishes 100 Day Plan for Transport Technology

5 July 2024: Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK), the industry association for transport technology, has welcomed the new Government and Parliament following the General Election yesterday, publishing a 100 Day Plan for Transport Technology that sets out how the UK can best utilise intelligent transport to deliver a better network.

The 100 Day Plan puts the recommendations of ITS UK’s Manifesto for the Future of Transport into a detailed timeline of action, covering the first 30, 60 and 100+ days of the new Government, and setting practical steps to make the UK a global leader in transport technology.

Max Sugarman, Chief Executive of Intelligent Transport Systems UK (ITS UK) Said: “On behalf of ITS UK and our members, I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer and the new Labour Government on the election, as well as all MPs who have been returned to Westminster.

“These coming years are pivotal for our transport network – with major technological changes coming down the line, there is a need to decarbonise, improve safety, increase capacity, and to create more seamless journeys for the travelling public. Whether through automated vehicles, AI, smart ticketing, open data or demand responsive transport, technology has a key role to play in supporting our transport system, and in creating much needed growth for the wider economy.

“Today, we have published a 100 Day Plan, setting out how Government can work with industry to ensure the UK becomes a global leader in transport technology. Building upon our Manifesto for the Future of Transport, it sets out clear and practical steps for spearheading an intelligent transport revolution across the UK.

“We look forward to working with the Government to achieve it, and to collaborating in future to ensure a smarter, safer, more sustainable transport network for all.”

Note to Editors

  1. Read the 100 Day Plan for Transport Technology here
  2. ITS UK recently published its manifesto, ‘A Manifesto for the Future of Transport’, outlining 10 key recommendations to benefit the UK economy, society and environment. The manifesto covers four areas: Connectivity and Autonomy, Integration, Sustainability & Society, and Industry Growth. Read the ITS UK Manifesto.
  3. 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.