Warwickshire County Council has awarded technology company Yotta a multi-year contract to deliver strategic asset management across its 2,500-mile-long highways network.
It will involve the provision of the company’s connected asset management platform, Alloy and associated services for the management of highways, street works and permitting, along with street lighting management across the county.
Yotta said the system can integrate with the Department for Transport’s new Street Manager system, and that the council plans to make extensive use of its mobile functionality.
The initial focus of the implementation will be on migrating highways, street works and street lighting data from incumbent systems over to Alloy, and delivering the required integration with Street Manager. This will give the council a single system across its entire ‘grey asset’ services.
Efficiencies and customer experience
Councillor Jeff Clarke, Warwickshire’s portfolio holder for transport and planning, said: “We are currently going through a process of digital transformation. In line with this we wanted to find a solution capable of driving efficiencies, delivering enhanced strategic highways asset management and finally improving the customer experience for people across Warwickshire.
“We are confident that working with Yotta and deploying its Alloy software will enable us to achieve all three of these goals.”
Yotta added that the council also plans to explore how Alloy could also be applied to other areas of service provision.
It declined to provide details on the duration and value of the contract.