Arcadis wins contracts to modernise and improve Nevada highways


Arcadis has won a number of key contracts with Nevada Department of Transportation for mobility and digital solutions.

Arcadis has been awarded multiple contracts with the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) in the US. The work will see Arcadis enhancing a wide range of digital and mobility solutions and services to improve accessibility, safety and sustainability on highways and roadways across the state.

As part of Arcadis’ scope of work for NDOT, it will help modernise the statewide freeway management software by replacing the legacy Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS) application with its inSIGHT ATMS software solution. Designed to enhance safety and reduce congestion on Nevada freeways, inSIGHT ATMS provides real-time situational awareness through video camera integration, traffic sensors, weather sensors, and other interfaces.

The system automates tasks, such as modifying speed limits, coordinating with crowdsourced real-time navigation applications such as Waze, and posting messages on roadside signs. This automation improves response times, accelerates incident clearance and minimises the environmental impact of traffic congestion.

Arcadis is also delivering its real-time Travel-IQ application to upgrade the Nevada 511 website, mobile app, Event Reporting System and Interactive Voice Response systems to provide real-time, personalised and accessible travel information to the public. The user-friendly website and app offer up-to-date details on traffic, road conditions, and live video feeds, enhancing road safety and community engagement.

Alan Brookes, CEO of Arcadis, said: “By combining digital solutions and technical innovation with our proven mobility expertise, we are working towards the creation of smarter, more resilient communities. Putting mechanisms in place to ensure a well-managed, modern highway system can serve as the cornerstone for advancing road safety and fostering sustainability. Our global capabilities in both future-proofing mobility operations and digital solutions position us well to deliver safe, sustainable, equitable transportation systems not just in Nevada, but worldwide.”

Tracy Larkin Thomason, NDOT director, said: “Arcadis is an important partner in Nevada’s ambitions to enhance safety and reduce congestion on highways and roadways for all drivers. We’re all looking forward to seeing this project through to full implementation and the benefits it will bring to the traffic operators and motorists alike.”

In addition to the inSIGHT ATMS and Travel-IQ solutions, Arcadis is also partnering with NDOT on a number of advisory and solution development services to achieve similar goals, including leading the development of NDOT’s platform, apps and dashboards to manage data and workflows across the agency’s many business systems (e.g. Bentley, AgileAssets, GIS, HRIS, ERP, CRM, etc.) and all of the agency’s divisions, including environmental services, traffic operations, maintenance, traffic safety and engineering.

This technology stack will enable a centralised set of actionable information to support NDOT in leveraging data and analytics in decision-making around capital investments, operations, management and maintenance efforts to improve roadway safety across the state.