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27 March 2017

Transport centres open their doors for NeTC 2017

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Delegates attending National electronic Tolling Conference (NeTC) 2017 in Sydney, 23-25 May, will be provided special access to two of Sydney’s most significant transport centres.

Hosted by ITS Australia and themed Converging Smarter Tolling Technologies, NeTC 2017 is supported by Cubic Transportation Systems, Transurban, Kapsch, Q-Free and Roads and Maritime Services.

Technical tours to the Sydney Transport Management Centre (TMC) and the new M5 Control room and Southwest motorway tour are confirmed and are key elements of the annual road tolling forum.

The Transport Management Centre (TMC) utilises innovative and intelligent smart city technologies, operates 24/7 and manages around 600 planned and unplanned incidents on the network daily. It features sophisticated digital resources, systems and processes lead planning and coordination for the proactive real-time management of the transport network enabling seamless, safe and reliable journeys for customers.

Opened in August 1992, the M5 South-West Motorway is a free-flowing transit corridor spanning 22 kilometres of Sydney's south west from Prestons to Beverly Hills.    The motorway was significantly widened and upgraded between 2012 and 2014. This delivered an extra lane in each direction, conversion to fully electronic tolling, a new operational management and control system, and the installation of new technology infrastructure.

ITS Australia CEO Susan Harris says the calibre of this year’s Technical Tours is an indication of the significance of NeTC. “NeTC 2017 and the inclusion of two extremely significant transport centres will provide important insights for the industry.  Technology and initiatives are paving the way for transformational transport outcomes to make travel safer, more efficient and sustainable,” she said.

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