Transport Scotland has started its modernisation journey by awarding a Traffic Scotland Systems Contract (TSSC) to Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS). As part of the five-year initial term contract, CTS will provide support, maintenance, modernisation and development services to ensure maximum availability of the systems that deliver the Traffic Scotland Service.
“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Cubic in the on-going delivery of this important service. We look forward to developing our ITS Systems further to support the needs of Scotland,” commented Peter McGillion, Head of ITS Systems for Transport Scotland.
The Intelligent Transport System will enable the collection and distribution of real-time traffic information related to incidents and events taking place on the Scottish Trunk Road and Motorway networks. CTS has had a long standing relationship with Transport Scotland, having developed and maintained software relating to this contract since 1993, providing a wide range of specialist intelligent transportation services delivered from its offices in Stockton-on-Tees and Scotland.
“The Traffic Scotland service plays a vital role for people using our trunk roads, closely monitoring the network and providing key travel information for road users 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This award of the Traffic Scotland Systems Contract will ensure that the Traffic Scotland Service continues to support the safe, efficient and resilient operation of Scotland’s trunk roads and I look forward to Cubic building on the success of the service in recent years,” said Stewart Leggett, Director of Roads for Transport Scotland.
Supporting CTS as part of the contract is Arcadis IBI Group, a recognised leader in the ITS field. Arcadis IBI Group has served as consultants, designers, systems, and software developers on projects with local and national highway and transport organisations, both in the U.K. and overseas. Working closely on this project and with their joint expertise, CTS and Arcadis IBI Group will help to deliver the Scottish Government’s vision for transport, making a real difference for people and businesses using the national transportation networks
“We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with Transport Scotland which spans more than 25 years. This contract will further extend our collaboration, providing continued opportunities to support the enhancement of travel in Scotland. Together with our partners, Arcadis IBI Group, our combined experience and capability will allow us to support Transport Scotland in the modernisation of their key Intelligent Transportation System and support the safe, clean and efficient use of the Scottish Roads Network,” concluded David Wear, Managing Director of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region for Cubic Transportation Systems.