Alistair Gollop

Founder, ITS Now

Alistair Gollop is a freelance Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) Technical Advisory Executive at the Alistair Gollop ITS and Traffic Signal Consultancy. A former Technical Principal at Mott MacDonald (where he was the Global Transport Technology Technical Champion), and an Atkins and Beca alumnus. He has over 30 years in-depth international experience of the ITS sector, resulting in an extensive specialist knowledge of traffic systems and their applications. In addition to being an ITS Technologist, he is also the author of the well-respected ”Traffic Signals” and “Traffic Control” books, which are used extensively for new entrants to the sector. He has written numerous articles for publications and regularly presents and moderates at conferences.

In addition to consultancy, he is also the Founder of the ITS Now initiative, which exists to promote best practice and professional development within the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) sector. ITS Now originates resources ranging from videos (subscribe to the @ITSNow YouTube Channel), reference books and guidance documents through to informative references and educational content. The reach and scope of this initiative has been widened by the increasing involvement by a range of key industry organisations from across the sector, including establishing Professional Development Partnerships (PDP) with The Institute of Highway Engineers and Intelligent Transport Systems UK, and being made an Official media Partner for the 2024 Dubai ITS World Congress.

Alistair is also an Executive Council Member of the Institute of Highway Engineers and the chair of the Policy and Development portfolio.