Telent wins traffic signal contracts in Stoke-on-Trent and Oxfordshire

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Leading UK technology and network services company, Telent Technology Services, has been awarded two traffic signal contracts in Stoke-on-Trent and Oxfordshire.

Following a highly competitive bidding process, Telent has been awarded a four-year contract to supply and maintain traffic signal and associated Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) equipment by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. As a new supplier for Stoke-on-Trent, Telent will be deploying its own, state-of-the-art range of traffic signal equipment, and will be providing all necessary training to the City Council’s traffic signal engineers.

“We have been delivering intelligent solutions and network maintenance for over 30 years and traffic systems are a core component of our business,” said Steve Dalton, managing director of Telent’s transport division. “Being from Stoke-on-Trent myself, it is great to see firsthand the impact of our equipment on my home city. Our ITS systems will vastly help to improve the monitoring and controlling of road usage, keeping all road users safe in this prestigious region.”

Telent has also been awarded the contract to maintain Oxfordshire County Council’s traffic signals network. The five-year contract, with a possible extension of up to three additional years, will see the company providing the efficient maintenance, supply and installation of traffic signaling equipment, and also a range of on-street ITS equipment across the county. Telent has already met with the Council to discuss rapid mobilization of the contract, and the company says this collaborative approach and proven ability to get up to speed were instrumental in it winning the business, with plans already in place to take over the necessary works.

Telent was recently appointed as the new supplier to Highways England to operate and manage the National Roads Telecommunications Service, a vital component of the UK’s critical national infrastructure. The company’s clients also include Transport for London, London Ambulance Service, Metropolitan Police, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, and county councils in Kent, West Sussex, and Gloucestershire.

“This new win is a great achievement for us, as the incumbent contractor had held the contract for a number of years,” commented Nigel Weldon, business development director for Telent’s traffic business. “We’re excited and looking forward to working closely with Oxfordshire County Council to secure the consistent smooth running and improvement of their road networks in this prestigious region.”

Steve Dalton added, “Our extensive experience in delivering responsive traffic signal maintenance will enable us to work with Oxfordshire to improve traffic flows, reduce congestion, journey times, and pollution levels throughout the county.”

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International magazine and the Traffic Technology Today website since he joined the company in May 2014. Prior to this he worked on some of the UK's leading consumer magazine titles including Men's Health and Glamour, beginning his career in journalism in 1997 after graduating with a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).

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