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Archives: March 2018

Traffic Signs Manual

Please note TSM second draft Chapter 6 is now out for peer review – documents can be found on the Members are of our website – date for end of consultation 27th April 2018  Please forward your reviews directly to traffic.signs@dft.gsi.gov.uk using the responses sheet. Thank you

DMRB further review

20/3/18 : HE are now in the process of reviewing documentation relating to Variable Signs and Signals.  Specifically they have identified IAN 109/8; TA 60/90; TA83/05; TA74/05; TD33/05 (this may not be a complete list).  Please contact me or your working group chair if you wish to have a copy of the comment review sheet.

Research – connected and automated vehicles

A lot of research is currently going on within the UK Universities’ Transport Studies Departments across the UK At Leeds Institute for Transport Studies you can read about: InterACT (European Commission H2020) L3Pilot (European Commission H2020) X-Cycle VRA: Vehicle Road Automation (European Commission FP7) AdaptIVe (European Commission FP7) CityMobil (European Commission FP7) CityMobil 2 (European […]


The initial report from HE was produced in December 2017 and can be accessed from the Gov.UK website.  The DfT public consultation on this document closed on 7th February.

BSI Standards Bank

ARTSM Members now have the benefit of a Bank of BSI Standards which can be utilised through Working Group meetings or via the General Secretary.  The benefit of this bank is to enable discussion and consultation for improvement and the opportunity to raise issues and queries on the implementation and interpretation of these documents.  Please […]

Call for Papers

15 March 2018 JCT Symposium are asking for submissions of papers and presentations from workings signal engineers, manufacturers and suppliers, policy makers, interest groups and academics.  If you are interested you can submit a synopsis to symposium@jctconsultancy.co.uk

ISO 9001:2015

Links to assist you in upgrading from 2008 to 2015  : https://www.iso.org/files/live/sites/isoorg/files/archive/pdf/en/iso_9001_-_moving_from_2008_to_2015.pdf  

New Chairs and Deputies

2018 Chairs & Deputies WG1 – Ian Thomas, Chair; Andy Fish, Deputy WG2 – Will Baron, Chair; Sean Coffey, Deputy WG3 – Mark Johnson, Chair; Ilyas Sharif, Deputy WG4 – Mark Pleydell, Chair; Iain McDonald, Deputy

Events for your diary

3 Oct 19            Traffic Managers Conference, ADEPT, Leicester 9 Oct 19            Built Environment Bournemouth, BIC, Bournemouth 16 Oct 19          Passive Safety Workshop, UK Roads, Glasgow 17 Oct 19          ITS UK Summit, Ricoh, Coventry 30 Oct 19         BE High Streets Conference, Kensington Town Hall, London 6 Nov 19           Highways UK Civils & Materials Innovation Hub, NEC Birmingham […]