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DIRECTS in Leeds DIRECTS in Leeds Ray Heywood Ray Heywood Leeds City Council Department of Highways & Transportation

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DIRECTS in Leeds Ray Heywood. Leeds City Council Department of Highways & Transportation. What is DIRECTS ?. D emonstration of I nteroperable R oad User E nd to end C harging and T elematics S ystems. DIRECTS - who is involved?. The Department for Transport Highways Agency - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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DIRECTS in LeedsDIRECTS in Leeds

Ray HeywoodRay Heywood

Leeds City CouncilDepartment of Highways & Transportation

What is DIRECTS ?What is DIRECTS ?

• DDemonstration ofemonstration of• IInteroperablenteroperable• RRoad Useroad User• EEnd to endnd to end• CCharging andharging and• TTelematicselematics• SSystemsystems

DIRECTS - who is involved?DIRECTS - who is involved?

• The Department for TransportThe Department for Transport

• Highways AgencyHighways Agency

• Leeds City CouncilLeeds City Council

• FarewayFareway

DIRECTSDIRECTSMain Aims and OutcomesMain Aims and Outcomes

• To determine how various systems work To determine how various systems work under the range of conditions found on UK under the range of conditions found on UK roadsroads

• To make sure equipment from different To make sure equipment from different suppliers is compatiblesuppliers is compatible

• To provide guidance to local authorities and To provide guidance to local authorities and for the proposed national charging scheme for the proposed national charging scheme for lorries.for lorries.

DIRECTSDIRECTSWhat will be tested?What will be tested?

• Roadside equipment ) fromRoadside equipment ) from• on-board units ) several supplierson-board units ) several suppliers

• Both DSRC and GPS systemsBoth DSRC and GPS systems

• Back office and administrative systems, Back office and administrative systems, including dummy billing and enforcement including dummy billing and enforcement notices notices

DIRECTS DIRECTS Where will it take placeWhere will it take place

DIRECTS: Where it will take place

• 600 volunteers, mainly from the 600 volunteers, mainly from the commercial sectorcommercial sector

• Maximum 12 month trialMaximum 12 month trial

• No money will change handsNo money will change hands

DIRECTS - When?DIRECTS - When?

• Volunteer recruitment startedVolunteer recruitment started• Equipment being testedEquipment being tested• Roadside structures in place by March Roadside structures in place by March

20032003• On site testing late Spring 2003On site testing late Spring 2003• Trial starts second half of 2003 for 12 Trial starts second half of 2003 for 12

months months

What Happens in Leeds after What Happens in Leeds after DIRECTSDIRECTS

• The City Council will not consider The City Council will not consider introducing any type of charging introducing any type of charging scheme until major planned traffic and scheme until major planned traffic and transport improvements, including transport improvements, including Supertram and the completion of the Supertram and the completion of the Inner Ring Road are in place and their Inner Ring Road are in place and their impacts are assessed.impacts are assessed.

DIRECTSDIRECTSFurther InformationFurther Information

• DfT web site : www.dft.gov.ukDfT web site : www.dft.gov.uk

• DfT DfT : +44 (0) 20 7944 6213: +44 (0) 20 7944 6213

• Leeds Leeds :+44 (0) 113 247 6342:+44 (0) 113 247 6342

[email protected]@leeds.gov.uk