Highways Agency upgrades its traffic information service

Thales UK and its joint venture partner Mouchel have today been awarded a £57m, seven-year contract by the Highways Agency (HA) to provide traffic information to millions of road users every day.

According to Thales, the new National Traffic Information Service (NTIS) will maintain the HA’s capability to: collect data about traffic, planned events and current events and process this data to give a real-time national view of traffic conditions on the motorway and trunk road network.

Assessing the impact of events and traffic flows, it will allow staff to decide on the best response and put it into action, all the while publishing traffic information through various sources.

The programme will replace the existing traffic data processing and publication elements of the existing 10-year National Traffic Control Centre contract with a more efficient one, providing better value.