Darren Capes FIHE FIET

ITS Policy Lead, Department for Transport

Darren Capes has over 30 years’ experience working in local and central Government. A qualified civil engineer and Fellow of the IET and IHE, Darren’s career has encompassed most areas of municipal engineering with particular emphasis on design, construction and evaluation, transport planning, and technology development and implementation.

Darren has a particular interest in emerging transport technologies and the readiness of local highway authorities for the challenges that new vehicle and data technologies will bring. His previous role as Transport Systems Manager for City of York Council focussed on this area as does his current role, leading local authority ITS policy at the UK Department for Transport.

Darren is Vice President of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE), and Chair of the Transport Policy Panel of the Institution of Engineering and technology (IET). He manages the Transport Technology Forum for the DfT and speaks regularly on the challenges of emerging transport technology in the UK and internationally, including to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee and House of Lords Science Select Committee.