The Transport Data Initiative is delighted to announce, and invite you to, the 4th webinar, to be held on Thursday 21st January from 11:00 – 12:00.


We are set to be joined by DfT representatives from their project to digitise the Traffic Regulation Order process, including Graham Hanson, Head of Smarter Traffic Management, DfT; Ramzan Amin, Delivery Lead, Valtech; Allan Kennedy, Data Modeller, Valtech; & Andy Graham, Director, White Willow Consulting


For this event, we will be looking to showcase the new developments on TROs, and be able to answer any questions you may have related to the project.


The focus’ of this event will be:


    • The Background to TROs – why they are still important in a data driven world.
    • Why we need a digital TRO and the benefits this could bring to data users.
    • Who might use them and for what data applications – and what else is needed?
    • The work to date on data modelling and the work in progress model.
    • Where next for Digital TROs – data and policy.


The Department for Transport is working on two data projects aimed at improving how Traffic Regulation Orders and roads-related data might be easier to discover and share.

Along with delivery partner Valtech, the DfT is working to deliver an Alpha project under Agile principles to explore how a TRO data publication and distribution system could transform how such data is accessed and published. The work builds on a previous work during 2018/19 comprising a Discovery, draft data model development and a Policy Alpha.

TROs are the legal mechanism used by traffic authorities to implement changes on the road network. The main types of TRO are permanent, temporary, experimental and special events. They are used for diverse things such as; defining speed limits and parking restrictions, road closures, changes to test the viability of new ideas/schemes and allowing temporary closures for street parties.

The Department says the current legal procedures for making TROs are paper based, process heavy, costly and therefore inconsistent and non-standardised. TRO digitisation would support new services, digital mapping, and the digital infrastructure for connected and automated vehicles.

It adds this project is an exciting opportunity to set the right long-term foundations for a future digital TRO ecosystem. Key areas of focus include validation of the draft TRO Data Model, assessing deployment options, including existing market capabilities, and further exploration of preferred options leading to conclusions on Beta design recommendation

For full event details, and to register for your free place, please follow the link to the event page, both above and below:


We look forward to seeing you at the event.


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