The project’s Industry Advisory Group also includes Network Rail, The Rail Delivery Group, and Office of Rail and Road (ORR), and provides insight and input on strategic direction for the future of rail travel in the UK. Wolfgang Schuster, Atkins' technical director, said: “TOC Ability has the potential to transform the experience of rail passengers that need it most.

By sharing relevant information in real-time between staff and passengers, it promises to make journeys more seamless and reliable, reducing passenger anxiety and stress and enhancing comfort.

Through the creation of a collaborative ‘intelligent accessibility hub’.

The design of this proposal takes its inspiration from a fisherman casting his net from a small boat.

A large transparent / translucent canopy incorporating photovoltaic panels symbolising a fishing net being cast into the air provides shading to the pontoon entry landing and station building underneath.

The communication from the infrastructure and different mobility users is disseminated to a smart phone app “Travel Safely.” Cyclists and pedestrians are alerted of vehicles approaching too fast or too close to them, drivers receive signal timing data to their phones and cars, and drivers are alerted when they are speeding through a school zone or sharp curve.

The “everything connected to everything” concept connects all mobility users to each other and to the infrastructure in the street.

By improving ways that passengers and operators communicate and interact, we aim to provide an efficient and improved service experience.

TOC Ability is a fundamentally important project for the sector, and very much in line with our vision to put the user at the centre of transportation." The project, valued at around £1.4 million, will run for a period of 18 months.Funded by the Renew Atlanta Infrastructure Bond, the North Avenue Smart Corridor project is using the latest technology to increase safety and improve multimodal traffic operations in this 2.3-mile stretch of roadway.In a partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Georgia Department of Transportation, data is gathered and analyzed to assist both short- and long-term transportation planning to create a safer and more efficient place to live, work, and play.The technology also increases safety by prioritizing fire engines and ambulances traveling through the corridor for faster emergency response times.Roadway striping was reconfigured to reduce crashes and support the future acceptance of autonomous vehicles.Atkins’ intelligent mobility team is providing project management, functional design and business modelling expertise to support the development and implementation of the new system.