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Andy Graham wins ITS UK outstanding contribution award

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The leading British consultant and Smart Highways columnist Andy Graham has been awarded the 2016 ITS (UK) Hills-Rees Award for Outstanding Personal Contribution.

At a ceremony in London, he was given the award in recognition of his 30-year career and was described in the citation as being “an influential ideas machine who makes things happen.”

Graham was nominated by all the previous winners, many who were at the event.  His career has included support for the DfT, TfL, Highways England, NADICS in Scotland.  He has been influential in the take-up of TMC sat nav systems, use of floating vehicle data and development of connected vehicles.  His work has spanned the world in Australia, South Africa, Canada, Bulgaria, New Zealand, the US and Ireland.

ITS (UK) President described him as “the go to man in ITS in the UK,” and a “very worthy winner.”

“I’m very proud, and to be surrounded by so many people who’ve helped me out over the years and so many people who we can do so much with in the future, it’s great,” said Graham.  “I hope many people who are at the start of their careers and seeswhat I’ve done and thinks “I’d like to do that,” that I can help them out.”
Asked what he thought the future of the industry is, he added, “I think we need to rise out from our obsession with automated vehicles and think about what we in ITS can do, and I think we need tot hink about the wider benefits of what we do, not just congestion and safety but emissions and how we can save money.”
The other winners were:
  • Young ITS Professional of the Year – Nathan Watt
  • Forward Thinking Award for Innovation – Smart Mobility Living Lab
  • Scheme or Product of the Year – Cubic Video Ticket Office
 
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