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Telvent awarded its first traffic sector contract in the United States

January 18, 2006

Madrid, January 18, 2006 - Telvent GIT S.A. (Nasdaq: TLVT), the Global RealTime IT Company, has been awarded its first traffic sector contract in the United States. Telvent will provide a new manual toll management system for Chicago’s Skyway Toll Bridge, currently operated by Skyway Concession Company LLC; company owned by Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A. (55 percent) and Macquarie Infrastructure Group (45 percent).

The Chicago Skyway Toll Bridge is a 7.8 miles (12 kilometres), 3+3 lanes highway linking the Dan Ryan expressway with the Indiana State I-90 toll road. Telvent technology will help enhance the quality of the service for more than 50,000 daily Skyway bridge users.

According to Telvent's chairman and chief executive officer, Manuel Sánchez Ortega, “This is our first contract in the strategically significant United States’ traffic sector and represents an important landmark in the consolidation of our North American expansion strategy. We currently derive around 20 percent of our business from North America, a geographic area that will be of great importance for the company’s growth over coming years. By winning further contracts such as this, our objective is for more than 40 percent of our earnings to come from the United States and Canada by 2010.”

Telvent will implement its leading-edge technology solution for integrated toll management (SmartTOLL) on the Skyway Toll Bridge in Chicago. This solution will enable real-time monitoring of traffic and incidents occurring at any one of the 14 toll booths to be installed on the bridge. The system will also allow users to make the toll payment in cash or by credit card.

Telvent’s toll solutions have already been implemented in numerous countries such as Spain, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, China, Greece, Rumania and Ireland, where Telvent has recently installed a system similar to that being installed in Chicago. In addition, at the beginning of 2005, Telvent was awarded a traffic sector contract to manage the meteorological information system on one of the main road networks in the province of Alberta, Canada.

Telvent (Nasdaq: TLVT), the Global RealTime IT Company, specializes in high value-added solutions in four specific industry sectors (Energy, Traffic, Transport and Environment) in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Asia-Pacific region, and the Middle East and Africa. (

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