IT solutions provider Telvent has secured a contract to implement and maintain a traveller’s information system (TIS) in the US state of Maryland.

The TIS can be accessed through the national abbreviated dialing code 511, and has been designed to handle traffic congestion.

The project will be delivered for the Department of Transportation’s highway administration.

The new system will cover the entire state including the Baltimore metropolitan region and the Maryland suburbs of Washington, and will include information from the Northern Virginia suburbs.

The 511 system will be installed at Telvent’s DTN hosting facility in Omaha, Nebraska, and will be monitored and maintained by its transportation staff in New York and Rockville.