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Clearway to charging

A major new player in congestion charging is being launched on to the integrated transport market at the Interchange event next month.

The ClearWay consortium will provide the complete technical and operational package for local authorities that decide to charge drivers to enter towns and cities.

The consortium is made up of consultant Brown and Root, National Car Parks and the Thales Translink body of Thomsen-CSF, RACAL electronics, SYSECA and Alcatel-CGA.

'Internal discussions have been going on for over a year to build up an integrated team in project management, engineering and technical skills, ' said a spokesman.

ClearWay has bid for four of the five prequalification contracts placed by Transport for London for the capital's congestion charging proposal. Contracts will be let - assuming the proposal survives the consultation phase - for CCTV cameras, CCTV communication services, image management and core services such as building a single customer centre, operating postal applications and enforcement systems.

ClearWay hopes to capitalise on future congestion charging schemes that may be procured in Bristol, Leeds, Edinburgh and Leicester and other project management openings in the intelligent transport market.

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