Darren Capes

ITS Policy Lead, Traffic and Technology Division Department for Transport

Darren Capes FIET FIHE is Intelligent Transport Systems Policy Lead at the Department for Transport and focuses on the adoption of emerging vehicle, infrastructure and data technologies by the UK’s highway authorities. Darren has over 30 years’ experience working in Local and Central Government.

A qualified civil engineer, his current role involves leading ITS policy at the Department for Transport and focusses on supporting local authorities in engaging with the Future of Transport agenda and ensuring the UK’s road authorities are prepared for the challenges to come.

Darren has a particular interest in emerging transport technologies and the readiness of local highway authorities. He is a Fellow of both the IHE and IET, manages the UK’s Transport Technology Forum on behalf of the DfT and is a member of the ITS World Congress Programme Committee. As well as sitting on the Board of LCRIG, Darren is chair the IET’s National Transport Policy Panel, is a board member of ITS(UK) and a director of the IHE.

My Speaker Sessions

Wednesday 15 June 2022


Panel Discussion: Promoting diversity, inclusion and skills in the workforce

11:40 - 12:20 Diversity and Skills Highways Theatre
  • Identifying the core workforce issues such as aging workforce, lack of diversity and impacts on delivery and budgets
  • Balancing the costs of contractors/consultants vs investment in internal resourcing and training
  • Retraining existing staff with the appropriate ICT skills across route planning, EVs, autonomous vehicles

Funding through TTF

14:20 - 14:40 Strategy Highways Theatre

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