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Transport worker chief to focus on intelligent systems

The new president of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) has pledged to promote intelligent transport systems.

Susan Sharland this week began her year at the helm of the membership body and declared her key focus to be “intelligent transport in a connected world”.

She said the body would examine the future of transport, the skills that will be needed to make it happen, and the use of innovation and technology to improve access to the transport network.

Sharland said: “As an organisation, CIHT is always looking to provide a better service for members and society as a whole. Our organisation and industry is changing and transport, infrastructure and technology should be considered in a much broader context.

“CIHT has an important leadership role in promoting intelligent transport in a connected world. We will be highlighting CIHT’s role to everybody involved in transport infrastructure, including complementary sectors such as telecoms and utilities.”

Sharland had been vice-president at the institution since 2013, and was made a fellow in 2001.

Sue is currently a non-executive director for a number of organisations, including the Transport Systems Catapult and the Vehicle Certification Agency of the Department for Transport.

The CIHT represents more than 13,000 professionals working in the transport sector.

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