Hampshire UTMC System (Universal Traffic Management and Control)
Topic of the practice
Open specifications and standards for traffic and transport management systems
Good Practice Information
Hampshire is a coastal county in the south of England. It has an area of 3679 km2 and a population of 1,320,000 (2011). Hampshire has several urban centres, inc Basingstoke, Havant, Fareham, Eastleigh and Winchester, with substantial rural and agricultural land. In order to manage its road network of some 7200km long, inc 200 signalised junctions. Hampshire uses a mix of ITS inc adaptive signal
control, VMS for traffic & car park information, CCTV, ANPR and access control. A UTMC database collates and processes data from various systems for decision making. Hampshire ROMANSE is a partnership which aims to influence travel behaviour by providing up-to-the-minute traffic & travel information. Hampshire has a long history in ITS, and benefits from an large and stable team of staff.
Evidence of success
UTMC has been helpful in the integration of VMS and adaptive signal control via the UTMC database and may also help as budgets for maintenance and operational staff are reduced. Studies undertaken during the evaluation of UTMC have seen Capital investment savings of core UTMC systems in the region of 30%, revenue savings of around 40% and reduced staff requirements by 1.5 -3.5.
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Annex completed on: 09-03-2013