Business models for traveller and traffic information services
Objectives of the ATLANTIC Thematic Network have been to:
Organisation The ATLANTIC project had three parts:
(1) Operation of an Internet-based Forum on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), involving key individuals working in this field. The Forum sub-groups compare the coverage, content and results from the European ITS programmes against similar activities in the USA and Canada.
(2) International meetings with American and Canadian partners in the project, who are self-funded. This includes round table discussions on the results of ITS benchmarking at the Transportation Research Board meetings in 2002 and 2003, and international workshops on ITS Cost-Benefit at the ITS World Congress in 2001 and 2002.
(3) Analysis of Good Practice and policies on TTI services for cities and regions in Europe (including CEE countries). ATLANTIC works together with key stakeholders from the public and the private sector, and with the POLIS network of European Cities and Regions for Transport, thereby supporting the "eEurope 2002" initiative of the European Commission.
The ATLANTIC Thematic Network was operated as an Internet Forum, with one responsible network co-ordinator for the regions of Europe, Canada and USA, complemented by expert meetings and workshops. The Forum Working Groups clustered around three main themes:
Each theme was organised into sub-groups addressing a programme of topics in their field. Established experts in the respective fields from Europe, USA and Canada were enrolled for the sub-groups as Convenors and Rapporteurs. For the European component, the project thus helped to create a reference panel of experts to provide strategic assessment and support decision making.
On the subject of TTI services ATLANTIC undertook the following activities:
Rupprecht Consult was responsible for the analysis of the state-of-the-art in traffic and traveller information (TTI) service delivery in Europe, the development of a benchmarking approach for TTI services related to the eEurope 2002 initiative, and helped to develop recommendations for policy making and implementation at all levels.
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