The University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) with UK based Future Cities Catapult (FCC) hosted the “ITS for Sustainable Transportation in Iskandar Malaysia workshop” to develop an Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) strategy for the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA).
The event attracted leading transport related stakeholders in the region including the Ministry of Works, Malaysian Highway Authority, Land Public Transport Commission, and Johor Economic Planning Unit. It also involved leading UK companies and SMEs with experience in developing and deploying sustainable transportation systems along with UoRM academics to add their expert knowledge to the discussions.
The workshop focused on identifying key transportation challenges in the Iskandar region, the potential ITS solutions and an action plan for enhancing the region’s transportation system.
The Centre for Intelligent Places at the University of Reading is working together with FCC to spearhead the eight months project which focuses on establishing an ITS blueprint for Iskandar Malaysia, and fostering collaboration and partnerships between Malaysia and the UK.
The project will lay the foundation for future international cooperation between the two countries in the field of transportation solutions and is created under the Prosperity Fund, a global funding programme created by the UK government to help promote economic and sustainable growth in emerging economies.