Global Traffic Technologies has been awarded supplier status for its traffic preemption solutions on the Government’s Crown Commercial Service Traffic Management 2 (TMT2) framework agreement.
Global Traffic Technologies’ Opticom systems work with traffic signals to provide emergency and public transportation vehicles with priority green lights at intersections. These can help get an ambulance, fire engine or police car to the scene of an incident quickly and safely, or reduce delays and increase efficiencies in bus services.
The TMT2 framework provides public sector customers with access to industry leading, innovative traffic management solutions by delivering local, regional and national traffic management technologies through a qualified supply chain, ensuring reliability and resilience. TMT2 allows direct and standardised procurement of small components through to large, complex systems. It was developed to create a competitive and fast route to market for the provision of traffic management solutions, by streamlining procurement processes and increasing the number and selection of suppliers.
Richard Eltze, GTT Vice President EMEA Markets, said being awarded the framework supplier status was good news for all existing and potential public sector GTT customers. “The fact that the UK Government’s Crown Commercial Service has awarded us a place on the TMT2 agreement is evidence of how valuable the Government considers GTT’s solutions to be,” he said. “This is very encouraging for GTT and shows clearly our customer focus and commitment to providing innovative and effective traffic preemption solutions. Such solutions often have many stakeholders, even if it is one agency that is responsible for the procurement of the technology, and for GTT it is vital that the needs of all stakeholders are taken into account.
“The benefit of having an Emergency Vehicle Preemption system in place in case of a major emergency cannot be emphasised enough, especially when it comes to very congested areas in large cities and on motorways. Our experience with cities such as New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and Calgary in Canada, as well as Doha in Qatar and several Eastern European implementations, gives testament and proof of concept to our EVP solutions.”
TMT2 is divided into 15 service options, also known as ‘lots’, of which GTT applied for and has been awarded supplier status in five. These are: Lot 1: Traffic Signal Junctions, Controlled Pedestrian Crossings and Ramp Metering; Lot 2: Traffic Monitoring and Traffic Enforcement Cameras; Lot 7: Urban Traffic Management Control and Common Database Systems; Lot 14: Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and Lot 15: Catalogue.