Urban Traffic Management and Control is spearheading a major development project (called 'SPRUCE') to use automatic bus location to give priority at many signals in the network.
This is in conjunction with Metros plans to provide a Real Time Passenger Information system across West Yorkshire, which will provide bus arrival time information via mobile phone, internet and bus stop information displays.
The first stage of this bus priority is to be rolled out along the Route 4 Whinmoor to Pudsey corridor in Summer 2007 along with the new FTR ‘Future’ buses. The aim is to reduce the overall travel time along the route as well as increasing the reliability of the timetable.
UTMC is also involved with
- Special attention given to timings at junctions highlighted by the bus companies as Hot Spots of congestion.
- The operation of the guided bus signals on the A61 Scott Hall Road corridor and the East Leeds Quality Bus Corridor on the A64.