NSW Government moving ahead with ITS

30 May 2014

NSW Government moving ahead with Intelligent Transport System contestability

“Roads and Maritime is a customer-focused delivery agency and has introduced new capabilities and innovations to improve safety and reduce delays to traffic on NSW roads,” a spokesperson for Roads and Maritime said.

"Key ITS assets including traffic control signals, variable message and variable speed signs, traffic monitoring devices, enforcement and advanced warning systems will be covered by the new arrangements.

"ITS Assets maintained by regional delivery teams in Southern and Hunter Regions, and those provided for Sydney Harbour Bridge, including the lane guidance and tidal flow systems, will not be included in the new contracts.

“A key priority for Roads and Maritime is to provide road users with reliable road networks to ensure efficient and safe journeys. The NSW Government is committed to working with the private sector to deliver improved services with greater innovation.

“Increased contestability of ITS services will reduce the cost of managing and maintaining these assets and will deliver improved services for all road users.

“Both of the new service providers have a combination of local knowledge and international expertise in the area of intelligent transport systems.

“Lend Lease Tyco and DownerMouchel have been engaged on initial 4.75 year contracts.

“The work will include maintenance planning, project management services, maintenance of equipment and some asset upgrades to improve safety and reduce congestion.

“This is another example of Roads and Maritime getting on with the job of improving NSW roads for motorists.”

For more information please go to www.rms.nsw.gov.au 

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