First year apprentice Leora Wilson, who studies at Leeds College of Building as part of her apprenticeship with Mott MacDonald, has won the ITS (UK) Essay Award for her entry around the use of ITS to improve the environmental impact of transport.
Entrants were asked to write an essay around “The Innovative Application of ITS Solutions to Achieve De-Carbonisation Goals”. Leora’s essay “Changing Perceptions and Going Green with Intelligent Transport System Solutions” was rated top by the judges who noted how her submission was well referenced and contained a range of ideas.
In the essay Leora wrote about changing behaviour by gaining public support, using technology such as real time information and smart ticketing to make public transport more attractive to use, and the importance of ITS in the implementation of Low Emission and Clean Air Zones. She also analysed electric vehicles, micro mobility and incentivisation.