In the past two years, many of the parties involved in Partnership Talking Traffic got together every other week for consultation, initially in Zeist and later at the Postillion Motel in Bunnik. Working groups, the core and programme team, as well as more informal discussions, were in particular scheduled at these ‘Bunnik meetings’ for Thursdays, with Postillion eventually becoming a fixed stopping place. The completion of the development brought an end to this ritual, but not without good agreements being made for a new consultative structure and governance for the next exciting phase: putting Talking Traffic into operation!

Flitsmeister continues to improve and revamp its services, with extra encouragement from Partnership Talking Traffic. Traffic congestion warnings and notifications about ambulances, for example, have been improved considerably, and the app was recently expanded to include navigation.

Intertraffic 2018 was a huge success, with lots of international interest in Talking Traffic and well attended sessions. One of the highlights, of course, was the opening speech by the Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, but there was more. Here’s our impression in words and images.

The introduction of Dutch data transfer point TLEX is a world first.

More than 1.2 million road users are now able to receive personal warnings of traffic jams ahead, stationary traffic and suddenly changing local weather conditions. Flitsmeister users are the first to benefit from this type of real-time information. It is the first live service to be launched by the Talking Traffic Partnership.