Telvent to provide real-time traffic data for highway tunnel

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Updated Apr 12, 2012

Telvent, a real-time IT solutions and information provider, announced that the company has been awarded a contract by the Transcity JV, with Brisbane City Council as the end customer, to implement the Intelligent Transportation System for Legacy Way in Australia. Legacy Way is a 4.6-km road tunnel that will connect Brisbane’s western and inner northern suburbs, delivering travel time savings of up to 44 percent when it opens. The ITS contract is valued at about $30 million.

Brisbane’s metropolitan area has seen strong population growth over the past decade. As the region continues to grow, it continues to put pressure on Brisbane’s already congested road network. Legacy Way completes the missing link of motorway standard road between Brisbane’s Centenary Motorway and the Inner City Bypass. The Legacy Way project will reduce congestion on surface roads and cut-through traffic on local streets, enhancing the region’s pedestrian and cycle networks and providing a direct, reliable high-speed route between the Western Freeway and the airport.

Telvent will install its Telvent SmartMobility Road Suite, based on its own supervisory control and data acquisition designed to allow centralization of tunnel infrastructure and traffic management and provide operators with a set of effective tools to facilitate the process, while improving safety and security at the same time. Telvent says the solution will enable traffic operators to control traffic in real time and be prepared to respond quickly and effectively to any incident or emergency situation occurring within the tunnel once it opens.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with Transcity JV on the Legacy Way project, which will lead to better traffic flow management in the Brisbane metropolitan area,” says Ignacio Gonzalez, Telvent´s chairman and chief executive officer. “This project will assist local authorities in their commitment to optimize urban mobility in the interests of creating a safer and more pleasant environment for citizens, thereby improving their quality of life.”