1 FEBRUARY 2021
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Highways England has awarded Sopra Steria the National Traffic Information Service (NTIS) contract to provide round-the-clock real-time traffic information about England’s busiest roads.
Whilst it is generally accepted that the present road problem warning system is working well the new five-year contract gives plenty of scope for development.
The service is a vital tool to help Highways England’s operations teams and the emergency services to keep traffic moving and respond to incidents as efficiently as possible. It helps road users plan their journeys, avoid delays and stay safe on England’s motorways and major A roads by providing the latest information to its journey-planning website and to the electronic message signs on the network.
Adrian Fieldhouse, managing director, Sopra Steria’s Government Sector, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Highways England on the development of the National Traffic Information Service, leveraging our road traffic management and digital transformation experience from London, Singapore and around the globe to tackle some of today’s biggest infrastructure challenges – including pollution, road safety and congestion.
Sopra Steria will run the service for an initial five years, with an option for the £41.85m contract to be extended for a further two years.
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