Welcome to the Intelligent Transport Society Africa

Transport is the lifeblood of Africa, and ITS Africa has been established to help transport work better and smarter.

The mission of the Intelligent Transport Society Africa is to lobby, promote and advance deployment of an effective Intelligent Transportation Systems Programme on the continent.


South Africa

The ITS Programme has large focus on developing new, and supporting existing public transport systems. Multi-modal transport Apps have been developed to assist commuters. In addition to the Gautrain Rapid Rail between Johannesburg and Pretoria and between Sandton and the OR Tambo International Airport, there are three Bus Rapid Transit systems operational, inclusive of smart ticket systems and traveller information. 

  • MyCiTi in Cape Town
  • Rea Vaya in Johannesburg
  • AReYeng in Tshwane (Pretoria).

Other projects include a Freeway and Incident Management System on major routes around metropolitan areas co-ordinated via Transport Management Centers.


ITS related projects in Ethiopia include:

  • Growing ITS Programmes (www.itsethiopia.org)
  • Addis-Adama Expwy – ITS & Toll Systems (2014)
  • Mojjo-Hawasa Expwy – ITS Systems (Planned)
  • Addis-LRT – Pre-Operational Test Phase 
  • Addis BRT – Pilot Test & Prelim. Design Phase
  • Addis Traffic Operation Center (TOC) w/ ITS Systems-Plan
  • Addis Traffic Signal Control Systems (TSCS)–Pilot Phase
  • CVO – Fleet Management Systems-Operational 
  • Addis Bus Transit Fleet Management-Pilot Phase 


ITS related projects in Nigeria include:

  • The Lekki Concession Toll Bridge, Lagos
  • Several Bus Rapid Transit projects
  • Developing an Intelligent Multi-modal Transport Vision for Lagos
  • Developing a real-time traffic management App for Lagos

Featured Content

i-Transport UATP 2017

The Organising Team of the recent i-Transport & UATP Go Green – Go Smart Conference and Exhibition will explore action items flowing from the discussions. The team consists of Jack van der Merwe, President of UATP, and Paul Vorster, CEO of ITS South Africa and also a member of the ITS Africa Working Group.

The conclusions of the two Rapporteurs will form the basis to identify action items and the presentations will also be reviewed for pertinent comments and issues identified.

The Rapporteur for the Public Transport stream was Dr John Sampson and Dr Johannn Andersen reported back to the Closing Plenary Session on the ITS stream.

By co-hosting the conference ITS South Africa, the UATP and the ITS Africa Working achieved leveraging the significant synergies between Intelligent Transport Systems and Public Transport, and to highlight the new “transport frontiers” in Africa.

By exploring Actions Items, these synergies must be taken to the next level in a strategic action plan.

If you have suggestions for actionable items, please send your suggestions to info@i-transportafrica.com.

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