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Tees Valley Urban Traffic Management and Control (UTMC) System

Tees Valley Combined Authority (TVCA) has ambitions to improve the way people and products are moved around the area, so that journeys are reliable, the transport network is resilient, and air quality is improved.

TVCA is committed to delivering a transport system fit for the future, so that everyone can participate in and benefit from the plans for growth. The current way that Tees Valley’s transport system is organised could be improved.

There are several authorities and organisations involved in providing transport services, which could be better connected to each other, in order to improve provision and information for the travelling public.

The Tees Valley Strategic Transport Plan sets out ambitions for the transport network to be more integrated in how it is organised, managed and operated so that it is easier for everyone to plan their journeys and use the network for whatever they need, whenever they need.

This project seeks to upgrade the Tees Valley Urban Traffic Management and Control (UTMC) system. UTMC systems are designed to allow the different applications used within modern traffic management systems to communicate and share information with each other. This allows previously disparate data from multiple sources such as Variable Message Signs (VMS), car parks, traffic signals, air quality monitoring stations and meteorological data, to be amalgamated into a central console or database. The idea behind UTMC is to maximise road network potential to create a more robust and intelligent system that can be used to meet current and future management requirements.

The plan is to invest to enhance the capability of the system. This will provide a richer data set to enable the more integrated management of the network and the provision of better transport information across the Tees Valley for all modes of transport. This will give residents, workers and visitors in Tees Valley up-to-date information on their travel choices.

The aspiration is to enable better co-ordination in future between the various organisations involved in the planning, operation and maintenance of the transport network, to improve air quality, journey reliability and network resilience across Tees Valley.

Click here to view the Urban Traffic Management and Control (UTMC) System Executive Summary.