Helping the public sector get on the road to carbon net-zero

Electric Vehicle charging on street for carbon net-zero emissions, in UK
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Crown Commercial Service details how they are helping the public sector get on the road to carbon net-zero

Transport is the largest emitting sector of greenhouse gases in the UK, contributing to 27% of domestic emissions.

With many government initiatives focused on decarbonisation, carbon net-zero, the shift to electric vehicles, improving air quality and tackling congestion, it is necessary for the transport sector to adjust and play their part in supporting these projects.

Technology is helping the public sector make the shift to electric vehicles, improve urban air quality, and protect vulnerable road users. Crown Commercial Service’s Transport Technology and Associated Services (TTAS) framework is making it easier for customers to work towards their net-zero targets through providing access to new, smarter and cleaner transport solutions.

Decarbonising road vehicles

Public sector support for electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure will be essential if the government is to meet its vision around easy access to public charge points. Public investment is particularly important for on-street charging, in providing access in rural locations, and supporting the electrification of the public sector fleet. CCS supports deployment of EV infrastructure through our Transport Technology and Associated Services (TTAS) framework and our Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Solutions (VCIS) dynamic purchasing system (DPS).

Both agreements offer a range of solutions from hardware and managed services to a full end-to-end solution.

Helping customers establish

‘Clean Air Zones’ to improve air quality road transport is a leading cause of air pollution in cities, directly affecting the health of residents and contributing to global warming. Tackling air pollution, increasing the efficiency of public transport, and encouraging the transition to cleaner modes of transport are key priorities for many urban cities and regions.

Across the UK, smart traffic management technology is helping tackle many sources of air pollution by incentivising and regulating driver behaviour. It’s also being used to create Clean Air Zones (CAZ).

New road signs for congestion charging zones and green Ultra low emission zones
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Our TTAS framework provides monitoring and enforcement solutions – enabling customers to procure high-definition licence plate recognition ANPR cameras that record which vehicle has travelled through the CAZ so that charges can be issued as appropriate.

Delivering market ready innovation – digital roads and open data

Adopting an innovative approach to sharing and analysing accessible data is enabling road operators and the public to make smarter decisions. It is opening up opportunities to provide new services.

CCS suppliers are leading the way with market ready solutions utilising real-time data analytics, helping public sector customers to meet their goals to carbon net-zero through:

• Dynamic management of traffic congestion reducing pollution hotspots.

  • Active junction and crossing solutions detecting and reacting to children and cyclists.
  • Analysis of existing data avoiding the need for new roadside hardware.

Use of simulation (digital twins) to underpin future city transport infrastructure planning.

Ensuring safe and efficient network operation

Technology provides solutions to keep people and goods moving safely and efficiently including, across borders.

The deployment of thermal imaging cameras at airports helped mitigate travellers’ exposure to COVID 19. Transport operators are tackling congestion and pinch points through automated border control systems at UK entry points, by using cross-modal freight routing applications to improve efficiency, and through the application of real-time telemetry technology.

Customer webinars

Watch a webinar with our team of category experts or view our recent animation video which provides an overview of TTAS and what it can offer. Detailed information can also be found in our Customer Guidance Document.

Add power to your procurement with CCS

Whether you need consultancy, an end-to-end solution for EV charging, local enforcement of traffic offences, prioritisation of public transport, or the roll-out of a clean air zone. CCS is here to help you.

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To find out how we can help you get in touch or visit our smart solutions web page.


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