Cambridgeshire UTMC System (Universal Traffic Management and Control)

Project information

Index: 1250R4
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location UNITED KINGDOM EAST OF ENGLAND Cambridge East Anglia Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2005

Topic of the practice

Open specifications and standards for traffic and transport management systems

Good Practice Information

Cambridgeshire is a medium sized inland county in the east of England. It has an area of 3389km2 and a population of approximately 612,000 (2011). The principal city, Cambridge, has a population of 122,000. Cambridgeshire has a road network of total length 4342km and is well connected by road to London and the southeast by the M11 motorway. Existing ITS Systems include adaptive signal control, VMS
, car parking systems, CCTV, signal bus priority and real time passenger information. A UTMC compliant common database receives data from signal control and journey time data acquired from a navigation system supplier. It also contains a strategy manager and provides an export of data for public use, via the web, the mobile web services and, in time, Social Media.

Evidence of success

Whilst not specifically quantified Cambridgeshire has seen significant benefits from adopting UTMC in making procurement a simpler and quicker process and has enabled equipment, such as their VMS system to be delivered cost effectively. Studies undertaken during the evaluation of UTMC have seen Capital investment savings of core UTMC systems in the region of 30% and revenue savings of around 40%.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Mark Cartwright


Annex completed on: 08-24-2013

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