Stoke-on-Trent traffic technology network strengthened with Telent contract renewal

The management of traffic flow across Stoke-on-Trent will continue to be supported by critical
infrastructure specialists Telent, following a successful initial six-year contract.

The contract renewal from Stoke-on-Trent City Council means Telent will be responsible for
the maintenance and supply of the Council’s Intelligent Transport System (ITS) equipment,
including traffic signals, street furniture, variable message signs, and remote monitoring

The extended partnership between the Council and Telent will also help manage periods of
increased traffic flow and congestion caused by Stoke City and Port Vale football fixtures in
the city, Trentham Live events, the Station Road improvement scheme, and the Potter’s Arf

Telent will self-deliver temporary traffic management to improve quality control, risk
management, flexibility, emergency responsiveness, and control of health and safety risks.
Telent’s Optima Hub, which is deployed at 129 sites across Stoke, will be used to collect data
from the ITS equipment and make it available in a simple, easy to analyse platform. The data
can be used to assess the condition of the roadside assets.

“Our extensive experience with Stoke-on-Trent City Council gives us the knowledge to
consistently deliver tailored, innovative solutions and enhance the efficiency of the contract
with cost savings and process improvements, alongside quality and safety advancements,”
said Paul Owen, Director of Traffic Technology at Telent. “With our Optima Hub solution, the
City Council will have access to data integrated from multiple sources, presented in a userfriendly format, empowering them to safely monitor and manage traffic equipment.”

The renewed contract, first awarded in 2018, extends Telent’s longstanding partnership with
the City Council for an additional four years, with potential extensions for a further two years.
“Telent has proven itself as an innovative, experienced partner of our traffic management
project and is helping the council deliver value for residents as we improve traffic flow across
the city,” Will Willis, Senior Engineer – Infrastructure at Stoke-on-Trent City Council, said. “We’re
looking forward to building on the success of the past six years with Telent and its solutions,
including Optima Hub, which has provided invaluable insight into the performance of our
assets and will assist the reduction of congestion, both day to day and around popular events
happening in Stoke.”

Telent said it is committed to delivering social value alongside its regional contracts. In Stoke-onTrent, this commitment includes offering youth apprenticeships, and supporting Micro, Small,
and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), as well as Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprises
(VCSEs). Telent will also focus on reducing fleet emissions and waste while promoting ecofriendly practices among its suppliers.



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