Rotterdam, 2 and 3 December – The Ursa Major partners had a very successful and active workshop on TMPs for long distance traffic. There were 16 attendants from Germany, Italy, Switzerland and The Netherlands. One of the Ursa Major deliverables is a template for a long distance corridor TMP with the goal to facilitate the road user, to make better use of the road network, to be able to give more dedicated, personalised information and to have more steering possibilities for the road operator (e.g. rerouting in case of big events or for environmental reasons).
How did we reached our targets?
The workshop used the available experience and followed the steps as defined in the “Best Practice Guide Long Distance Corridors” and the EasyWay Deployment Guidelines.
Experiences were exchanged, common conclusions taken…. A first list of existing TMPs was identified to learn more about each other’s activities on the corridor and to identify black and white spots. After that four subjects were chosen to brainstorm on: Existing TMPs, Traffic Management Services, How to reach the users?, Analytics.
A task force was established to elaborate the ideas further and prepare the needed input for the discussion in the upcoming UMC Moving Group. The common results of this meeting will be included in the UM road map. All partners send representatives in the task force lead by The Netherlands. The task force will meet on the 27th of January in Luzern to discuss the first results.
Partners concluded that there is a need to foster cooperation for long distance freight management. A long distance TMP or the UMC network could be the future goal for the UMC cooperation.
Sinterklaas was content with our work and treated us to traditional Dutch candy.