ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) and Tolls


ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems)

Intelligent transport systems are used to add information and communications technologies to transport infrastructure and vehicles which can result in major improvements in safety, network management, information provision, environmental management, integration, accessibility and public perception.

Increasingly, transport authorities need to better manage traffic and others road users to minimise congestion and the impact of incident and maintenance activities. ITS enables the intelligent management of traffic and provides quantifiable evidence of the success of management approaches.

There are a number of ways in which ITS can be used to optimise the service provided by public transport – something that is essential if people are to be encouraged out of their cars and onto buses and trains. The main aim of this is to reduce the pressure on road space and give public transport the priority in congested traffic, making it a more viable option.

Evidence of well-managed networks underpins the external assessment of transport plans and can help enable network operators to demonstrate best value in comprehensive performance assessments.

Our technical expertise has enabled us to implement a range of solutions for our clients, tackling issues such as safety, better network management, satisfying the travellers’ appetites for information, cost effectiveness and meeting the demands of the carbon agenda.


Atkins has helped clients worldwide to plan, finance, design, build, operate, market, and maintain their tolling infrastructure. Our team of tolling experts has experience in toll technologies, toll collection systems, and toll operations that allows us to offer innovative solutions to our clients.

Atkins is a recognised leader in the toll industry. Serving a client base that includes some of the most progressive tolling clients, Atkins has a broad range of experience and resource to assist with virtually any element of the industry. Our structure allows us to draw upon the technical resources of our entire firm to successfully accomplish any assignment. We have the capacity to provide complete services to clients, beginning with problem definition and financial feasibility, and continuing through field studies, site evaluations, preliminary design, final design, construction administration, and start-up assistance. Technical specialty groups support local staff to provide a thorough and coordinated approach to solving specific problems in order to satisfy client needs.