Mott MacDonald has launched a new managed data service allowing
users to analyse the new TrafficMaster datasets, supplied by the
Department for Transport (DfT) to support more detailed congestion
monitoring across the urban network.
TrafficMaster Congestion has been designed and developed by Mott
MacDonald to extend the previous CJAMS1 congestion monitoring
functionality and provide continuity using a similar user interface
through the consultancy’s strat-e-gis web-based GIS2.
The application was primarily developed to support Mott MacDonald’s
West Midlands local authorities customers, however the new service
will enable other local authorities across England to support the
calculation of the PSA target for congestion, and LAA NI1673. Mott
MacDonald’s previous CJAMS application is currently being used by
around 30 local authorities in England.
Gareth Bailey, Mott MacDonald’s project manager said, “The launch
of TrafficMaster Congestionbuilds on Mott MacDonald’s existing
track-record of delivering leading congestion monitoring services
over the internet. We look forward to working with many more local
authorities who are looking to improve their traffic monitoring
Keith Rogers, a Senior Strategy Officer within the West Midlands
CEPOG Support Team, said that the development of TrafficMaster
Congestion “will further enhance an invaluable tool for monitoring
traffic delays across the metropolitan area”.
1, TrafficMaster and CJAMS data form a historic archive of past
traffic congestion and are sourced from GPS floating vehicle data
provided by the Department for Transport.
2, Strat-e-gis web-based GIS is an internet enabled Geographical
Information System (GIS) developed by Mott MacDonald.
3, PSA is the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Public Service
Agreement (PSA) on reducing congestion. LAA is a Local Area
Agreement. NI167 is National Indicator 167 on Congestion (average
person or vehicle journey time per mile during the morning peak).