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Intelligent Transport Solutions (ITS)

We combine global expertise and intelligent technology to increase efficiency, safety and coordination across transport networks.


By combining the smart application and appropriate selection of digital technologies across multiple modes of transport, we create systems that drive efficiencies to make transport systems across the world safer, more reliable and more sustainable.

From the very beginning of each project, our specialists work with operators and planners to help define a vision for their transport operations and ensure that this becomes a reality by creating intelligent transport infrastructure.

Creating intelligent transport systems

Focussed on improving mobility for users, we design technology systems that improve the efficiency of transport. Our technical advice, planning, design and management creates complete solutions for towns and cities as well as bespoke improvements to site-specific issues.

Our approach to ITS is driven by operational needs and user requirements. For example, we design traffic signal and car parking guidance systems to keep traffic moving in towns and in car parks. On the highways, our motorway control systems enable hard shoulder running and variable speed limits to increase capacity safely.

We create electronic payment solutions that protect revenue and make tolling, road pricing and smart public transport ticketing run smoothly. We also find smarter ways to help passengers and motorists choose the most efficient journeys by supplying the information they need – before they leave home and on the move.

For operators and authorities, we create compliance solutions that keep transport systems safe and sustainable – including processes for dealing with parking violations and non-payment of tolls. We also design control centres to help different transport operators work together to create seamless journeys.

Watch: our short film discusses the benefits of intelligent transport systems and smart mobility.

Leading smarter mobility thinking

Arup has been appointed to provide research and consultancy services for traffic management technology under national frameworks that promote mobility solutions. These include the UK Government Traffic Management Technology Framework, the Irish National Roads Authority’s National Framework Tolling Consultancy Contract and the New Zealand Transport Authority ITS Panel.

Arup takes a leading role in driving the smarter mobility agenda and is heavily involved with the ITS industry around the world. Arup is a member of the Intelligent Transport Society in the UK and is a founding member and current chair of ITS Ireland.

We are committed to using smarter approaches to technology to create systems that improve transport for everyone and shape a better world.

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  • Tim Gammons

    Tim Gammons

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    Global Smart Mobility Leader

    Your best solution to date?

    Supporting the implementation of Bangkok’s first bus rapid transit system with integrated fare collection providing transit integration.

    Why is it significant?

    It demonstrated the real benefit of providing end to end public transport solutions.

    Your particular skill?

    Planning and feasibility of intelligent transport solutions to deliver smarter mobility and reduced environmental impact.

    Enthusiasm?

    Putting the user first to deliver improvements at the delivery end.

    Why Arup?

    Arup is capable of providing integrated solutions that enhance the travel experience for users and provide tools for operators.

  • Global Smart Mobility Leader

Explore our work


Project: Traffic Surveillance CCTV System Hong Kong

The largest traffic surveillance contract awarded by the Hong Kong government.

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Artist's impression of proposed Forth crossing. Credit Transport Scotland (Crown copyright).

Project: Forth replacement crossing

The largest infrastructure project in Scotland for a generation.

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Hong Kong Route 8 TCSS ©Arup

Project: Route 8 traffic control
and surveillance system

Innovative and comprehensive traffic control system in Hong Kong.

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Campaign: Smart Mobility: transforming urban transport

How intelligent transport services are changing the way cities move

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