The UK’s very first real-time transport model for live traffic management launched in the City of York, using PTV software, allowing traffic managers to ‘see’ congestion levels in areas without sensors or cameras.

Historically, the City of York Council (CYC) managed the transport network live through staff monitoring CCTV and social media feeds, with Network Monitoring Operators (NMOs) and transport engineers putting Manually implement new plans and signal changes to alleviate network issues. With PTV Optima installed in the control room, NMOs are now taking a more proactive approach to monitoring and influencing the network.

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