An engagement for students to work for the ITRACT project in Rogaland is available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Next event: Midterm conference, June 4,5, 6 2013, Skipton (UK)
Location: Skipton which is one of the gateways to the Dales. There are good rail links via Leeds and reasonable train connections are available from the airports at Manchester, Newcastle, London Stansted and all other London Airports. Leeds/Bradford Airport is also near with bus connections into trains at Shipley, Bradford or Leeds. Ferries from Rotterdam come to Hull from where the M62 Motorway to Leeds and the A65 bring you to Skipton.
Hotel: The Rendezvous Hotel is near to Skipton Town Centre, bus services and taxis. They are a conference hotel with full facilities able to accommodate the numbers we are thinking of. Other hotels in Skipton or other nearby centres could not accommodate more than 30 or so. Harrogate is a commercial conference centre with a choice of large hotels but further from the Dales. Alternatively we could enquire about the facilities of Craven College, the further education (16 plus) institute based in Skipton but this may not be available until July.
Format: Tuesday evening (5th June): Project Steering Group followed by pub meal in Skipton or eat in hotel
Wednesday: Transnational partner meeting
Wednesday evening: (some) Conference participants arrive, explore Skipton or bus trip to Grassington for evening pub/cafe meals (DITA supports the evening bus services on a pilot basis)
Thursday morning: study visit and Dales introductory tour to Little Red Bus (Logical Transport presentation and demonstrations, possibly organised in two parties one to LRB direct then Dales and vice versa)
Thursday afternoon: Conference opening (by WYITA Chair or Metro Director?), ITRACT Presentations and Progress Report, DITA Presentation and Progress Report, European Community and UK Department for Transport inputs?
Thursday evening: Conference dinner (Transport Minister or Leader of County Council to speak briefly welcoming delegates)
Friday: Conference sessions on ICT for Transport, Tourism etc. from UK and European sources
Conference close by 4pm.
Weekend: Delegates will be encouraged to spend the following weekend in the Dales –DITA could offer a guided round trip on Saturday, by rail to Garsdale (the famous Settle-Carlisle railway), bus(es) through Wensleydale returning via Ripon, Nidderdale and A59 to Skipton. This trip would take in all of transport, ITRACT pilot, natural and historic environments.
As a reader may have observed, there is a restructuring of the ITRACT web site going on in February 2013. The goal is to get a better logic of the páges and to include more content from partners and work packages.
We plan to have a first version of Newsletter 3 available at the Yorkshire meeting in June 2013. That means that thewre is a deadline for submitting content Mid-MAY. Content may be delivered at the Newsletter 3 folder at projectplace.com
Development of apps for the project are proceeding. Universities in Groningen and Karlstad are developing apps according to former agreements, and testing have started with some of the apps.
Blogg for a local wifi- bus transport development project:
It is available at iTunes by nema "Kolumbus sanntid". It plans your travel and tells you when the bus will arrive compared to the planned schedule.
Åse Lea (email@example.com) have reserved a number of rooms for the ITRACT meeting. She will send a note on how to register, but if you need that information before, please contact her.
We expect that the workpackage 3 will report selected functionality from the regions work with the toolbox at the Stavanger meeting .
Next meeting for the ITRACT project is in Stavanger, Norway, 28-30 November 2012. In addition to the obligatory issues on work package status and finance, we hope to demonstrate new realtime apps for planning and using public transport.