Singapore bids for global transport congress in 2019

THE Land Transport Authority (LTA), together with the Intelligent Transportation Society Singapore (ITSS), is bidding to host the 26th edition of the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) World Congress in 2019.

An international platform for government transport agencies, industry players, and academic and research institutions to exchange information, review, and showcase the latest global ITS products, services, plans and technological achievements, the annual ITS World Congress typically attracts about 5,000 international participants.

The result of the bid will be announced next April during the 14th ITS Asia Pacific Forum in Nanjing, China.

Chew Hock Yong, chief executive of LTA, said: “Singapore is well placed to host the ITS World Congress in 2019 as we would be able to showcase ground-breaking technologies, such as the use of advanced data analytics for transport planning and our autonomous vehicle trials.

“Winning this bid will also bring the ITS World Congress to South-east Asia for the first time, and provide a boost for the ITS sector in this region,” he added.

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