Darren Capes Capes
ITS Policy Lead, Traffic and Technology Division
Department for Transport
Darren Capes FIET FIHE, has over 30 years’ experience working in Local Government. A qualified civil engineer, Darren’s career has encompassed most areas of municipal engineering with particular emphasis on design, construction and evaluation; transport planning, and technology development and implementation.
Darren has a particular interest in emerging transport technologies and the readiness of local highway authorities for the challenges that new vehicle and data technologies will bring. His previous role as Transport Systems Manager for City of York Council focussed on this area as does his current role, leading local authority ITS policy at the Department for Transport.
Darren represents the interests of local authorities and highway engineering on the Institute of Engineering and technology (IET) Transport Policy Panel and Transport Sector Committee. He also sits on the National Transport Technology Forum and speaks regularly, including to the Commons Transport Select Committee on the subjects of Smart Cities, current and emerging transport technology.