Stage 0: Feasibility
Step 0.2 - Trial and Pilot Approval
If at the completion of Stage 0 the review concludes the innovation is feasible, Form PT1 will be completed and authorised at the appropriate level as detailed below:.
Category A Trials – Minor schemes or projects with minimum impact on HA network operations and business targets, usually a trial or research trial. Trials at this level should be submitted for information only to the Regional Operations Board (ROB). The trial will subsequently be submitted to NOG for information.
Category B Trials – Medium schemes or projects which will not have any adverse impact on network operations and Agency business targets, but will require co-ordination with regional Traffic Operations team. This category will require approval by the Regional Operations Board (ROB). The trial will subsequently be submitted to the NOG for information but could become a pilot if later designated by NOG.
Category C Pilots – Most significant schemes and projects, with high political sensitivity, press interest, RCC resource requirements or impact on Agency targets, including safety and Journey Time Reliability target. All Category C pilots will require consideration by the NOG on timing, location and status and will not proceed without NOG’s approval. A Category C pilot will therefore, subject to NOG’s decision, be rejected or approved to continue as a pilot or alternatively re-designated as a trial.