The enhancements to the transportation network will significantly contribute to the county delivering on its mission of reducing traffic congestion, improving roadway safety and increasing driver information and awareness.
(PRWEB) May 30, 2012
Telvent GIT, S.A., a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that it will provide continuous engineering and IT services to upgrade and enhance Pinellas County’s Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) in North America. Telvent has worked with Pinellas County since 2003 to deploy both the ATMS and ITS systems.
Pinellas County’s ATMS has already resulted in significant benefits to drivers. Since becoming operational in 2006, the system has reduced the number of stops and delays and improved overall travel times. Additionally, Pinellas County has realized an improvement in air quality. Telvent will upgrade and enhance the ATMS and ITS systems with its advanced technology and solutions to continue to improve mobility, and further reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The engineering and IT services over the next three years will maximize the benefits of these solutions.
Pinellas County will also work with Telvent to deploy a state-of-the-art traveler information system that will provide travelers with access to streaming video of traffic conditions, DMS message displays on roadways, as well as a mobile application with information on specific routes.
According to Telvent's Chairman and CEO, Ignacio Gonzalez, “Telvent is pleased to continue its nearly decade-long relationship with Pinellas County. The enhancements to the transportation network will significantly contribute to the county delivering on its mission of reducing traffic congestion, improving roadway safety and increasing driver information and awareness. The solutions will also further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality in the region.”
Telvent has worked with Pinellas County since 2003 and the expansion of its contract with the county exemplifies Telvent’s leadership role in the North American and worldwide ATMS and ITS industry. The company has successfully executed a wide range of transit management projects in Europe, North and South America and the Asia Pacific region, and assures the safe travel of more than 2.5 billion passengers worldwide.
Telvent is a global IT solutions and business information services provider dedicated to helping improve efficiency, safety and security for the world’s leading companies. Telvent serves markets that are critical to the sustainability of the planet, including the energy, transportation, agricultural and environmental sectors. (http://www.telvent.com)
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of 22.4 billion euros in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.