Dorset leaves old TRO methods in the past

07/10/2020

Dorset Council has become the first council to have transitioned to AppyWay’s end-to-end Traffic Order (TRO) Suite.

The kerbside data and management firm said the service has been an important part of Dorset’s digital transformation strategy.

It added that the move to its map-based solution comes at a pivotal time for Dorset as the council looks to consult more effectively with traffic teams across the county, while transitioning to remote working as a result of the pandemic.

The county is a mix of larger towns like Weymouth and small villages and parishes, each with their own traffic order needs and requirements, and often experiencing large influxes of tourists during the summer months.

Dan Hubert, founder and CEO of AppyWay, said: ‘We’re thrilled to have Dorset Council as our first Mapper customer in the South West and it clearly demonstrates Dorset’s forward-thinking approach to an often lengthy and outdated process.’

Mike Potter, road safety team leader for Dorset Council, said: ‘Moving away from the text-based orders and into map-based orders will help make things much more straightforward. Through AppyWay’s map-based, cloud-hosted suite we will more easily be able to amend or change those orders to make improvements to the schemes.

‘From a professional or traffic regulation order point of view, the Traffic Order Suite is something that we can really see will work well for us.’

The suite comprises four tools designed to accelerate the traffic order process: Mapper, to create and amend traffic orders; Engagement, which provides an interactive public consultation platform; Streets, a real-time map of active on-street restrictions; and Integrations, which allows councils like Dorset to share traffic order data with partners

AppyWay described Integrations as ‘the tool that sets [its] Traffic Order Suite apart from the rest’.

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