National Traffic Information Service
The Highways Agency is responsible for most Motorways and major A roads in England. The Highways Agency has outsourced its National Traffic Information Service (NTIS) for seven years (2011-2018) to a joint venture between Mouchel and Thales, called Network Information Services (NIS) Ltd.
Update on Transformation
Whilst the new NTIS system is being developed, new DATEX II services are being released when available. Potential subscribers can use the following resources in order to evaluate those services and begin to develop their own traffic information systems and services in readiness for the full launch. The data services currently available are raw MIDAS Gold loop data, raw ANPR travel times, raw TMU loop data, processed traffic data and Network Model Update Notifications.
An External Interface Design Document and associated NIS P TIH 008 User Guide is available describing all of the services available in the current release of NTIS. This includes both raw and processed traffic data, VMS and Matrix Signal settings and the Network Model Update Notifications.
A new Network and Asset Model export is available in DATEX II format to locate MIDAS, TMU, ANPR, VMS and Matrix Signal equipment on the Highways Agency's network.
A number of workshops were held for subscribers in June 2013 to explain how NTIS collects and publishes traffic data. The Powerpoint presentation and associated spoken material is available in this zip file. If you have Powerpoint 2010 or above, this zip file contains embedded voice material.
An External Interface Design Document is also now available describing all of the services that will be available in the final release including Events. This may be subject to minor changes as the design of Events is finalised.