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Amey awarded Traffic Scotland contract

Press Release   •   Aug 01, 2012 12:28 BST

Amey, one of the UK’s leading public service providers, has been awarded a £6 million Traffic Scotland contract by Transport Scotland.

The Traffic Scotland Operations and Infrastructure Service contract will run over six years and Amey will be responsible for providing a fully integrated service. This will improve information and journey time reliability for all road users, helping to keep traffic moving safely. 
The Traffic Scotland contract will mean that Amey will manage and improve the technology on the whole of Scotland’s major road network. A key part of this will be the 24/7 operation of the new purpose built Traffic Scotland Control Centre at the Forth Road Bridge. 
By using a range of new technologies, the centre will distribute accurate and timely information about incidents that occur on the roads, giving road users the chance to decide how best to use the trunk roads on that day.
The company has been Transport Scotland’s ITS (intelligent transport system) equipment maintenance provider since December 2004, and this new contract, providing a wider range of services will begin in October 2012. The contract also has the option of two, one-year extensions.
The contract will also include operating and maintaining almost 500 overhead lane control signals, and over 789 emergency road side phones.
Mel Ewell, Chief Executive of Amey said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this important contract. We have been working with Transport Scotland for eight years and we look forward to further strengthening this relationship to help keep Scotland’s trunk road network moving.” 
Notes to Editors:
Transport Scotland
Transport Scotland is the Scottish Government’s national transport agency responsible for;  aviation, bus, freight and taxi policy;  coordinating the National Transport Strategy for Scotland; ferries, ports and harbours; impartial travel services; liaising with regional transport partnerships, including monitoring of funding; local roads policy; major public transport projects; national concessionary travel schemes; rail and trunk road networks; sustainable transport, road safety and accessibility; the Blue Badge Scheme. Transport Scotland is an Executive agency accountable to Scottish Ministers.  
Amey in Scotland
Amey is an established, integrated public service provider in Scotland.  We deliver a diverse portfolio of services working with local authority, central Government and private sector clients across road, rail, education and aviation sectors. Our clients include Transport Scotland, Network Rail, BAA, Ministry of Defence and numerous Scottish councils.  
We employ over 2,000 staff in Scotland across 11 Amey offices and depots and achieve a turnover of approximately £100m annually.  Our work supports over 65,000 school pupils and more than 20 million airport passenger journeys.  We examine around 1,500 kilometres of rail network and maintain more than 3,500 kilometres of local and strategic roads.
This year Amey was named Large Company of the Year in the Scottish Business in the Community Awards for the second year in a row, for partnering with key clients and local stakeholders, to help support local communities.