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Telvent to develop and manage a freeway system in Wichita, Kansas

February 7, 2008

  • The project increases motorist security and reduces CO2 emissions
  • The contract is valued at more than one million euros

Madrid, February 7, 2008 – Telvent (Nasdaq: TLVT), the IT company for a sustainable and secure world, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the Kansas Department of Transportation, the City of Wichita, and Sedgwick County for the Wichita Traffic Management Center design project. The contract is valued at more than one million euros.

This project aims to develop a freeway management system for the metropolitan area of Wichita, the largest city in the State of Kansas and capital of the Sedgwick County. Telvent will design installations of surveillance cameras and information boards on freeways to provide timely information to state and local authorities as well as travelers.

These devices will be controlled from the Traffic Management Center, which will combine Traffic Management Center operators with 911 (emergency number in the United States) dispatchers. This will provide faster and more coordinated responses to major incidents, increasing the security on the roads.

Telvent will develop the traffic management systems software, the design for components of the Traffic Management Center and the communications systems and equipment (such as variable message signs, closed circuit television cameras, vehicles detectors and ramp metering).

Larry Yermack, president of Telvent Traffic for North America, has stated that with this type of project, Telvent reinforces its commitment to sustainability and security. "This new system combines innovation and respect for the environment; it will improve traffic management and, hence, reduce CO2 emissions from vehicles. In addition, it is an excellent solution for improving road safety in Wichita".

Shari Hilliard, the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Project Manager for the Kansas Department of Transportation, added, “Kansas Department of Transportation is looking forward to the Wichita TMC becoming a reality. We feel we have chosen the right team to make it a success.”

Telvent has performed similar international projects in cities like Sao Paolo (Brazil), Rosario (Argentina), Guadalajara (Mexico) and Madrid (Spain), among others. The engineering development of our systems and deployment process is conformant with the industry guidelines.

About Telvent

Telvent (Nasdaq: TLVT), the IT company for a sustainable and secure world, specializes in high value-added products, services and integrated solutions for the Energy, Transportation, Environment and Public Administration industry segments, as well as Global Services. Its innovative technology and client-proven expertise enable the efficient and secure real-time management of operational and business processes for industry-leading companies worldwide. (

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