The Arc Atlantique III Action aims at implementing a series of ITS projects (interventions) on two of the nine multimodal corridors – the Atlantic and North Sea Mediterranean CEF corridors, with 87% of the investment on the CEF core network (of which 13% on urban nodes and urban-interurban interfaces) and 13% on critical elements of the comprehensive network.
The Arc Atlantique is an existing ITS corridor implemented by 7 Member States: Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia), Netherlands, Spain and Portugal.
Since inception in 2013, the 17 partners comprising strategic road authorities and road operators have formed strong working relationships built on the common objective of investing in ITS on the Arc Atlantique network to achieve improvements in network efficiency, safety and environmental performance, whilst broadening harmonisation and interoperability of ITS services across the network. In doing so, they want to support the EU in meeting its objective to implement an efficient single transport area.
These partners have identified the need to continue for a third phase of the corridor. The deployments scheduled for the period 2017 – 2020 will impact approximately 29,000 km of the TEN-T Core network (including urban nodes) and supporting comprehensive network with a working programme amounting to 65 m€ investment. A key feature of this Action will be the coordinated implementation of proven harmonised Traffic Management and Traffic Information Services, compliant with the EasyWay Deployment Guidelines 2012. Other elements will be greater significance of knowledge exchange as well as the introduction of C-ITS service deployments.