Shannon N. Marshall 804-371-6844
July 10, 2012
VDOT ANNOUNCES CALL FOR PROPOSALS TO ENHANCE TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS CENTERS
RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking private sector competition to operate, integrate and innovate the state's Transportation Operations Centers. VDOT operates centers in five geographic locations that monitor traffic conditions via cameras and other technology, providing traveler information on road conditions and coordinating congestion management and incident response.
"We are seeking innovation. The commonwealth is a leader among state departments of transportation in providing real-time traffic information to motorists, and we want to build on that reputation," said VDOT Commissioner Greg Whirley. "I believe the private sector will help us employ the latest technological tools and advancements to better manage traffic and respond to incidents."
Last January, in coordination with the Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships, VDOT released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking interest and suggestions from the private sector on how all five centers can better operate as one system and deliver improved services to motorists.
Based on industry feedback obtained through the RFI, VDOT has now developed a procurement strategy to solicit proposals to operate and invest in the centers.
The project will be procured using the Virginia Public Procurement Act, integrating best practices from Public-Private Partnership projects. A single respondent will be selected to operate all five centers.
Under the procurement, the private sector will provide innovative solutions to improve operations efficiencies and interoperability. A critical component is transforming the centers to operate under a single advanced active traffic management system platform.
VDOT’s Transportation Operations Centers are located in Northern Virginia, Richmond, Hampton Roads, Salem and Staunton.
For more information on the project and information about where the private sector can respond to this procurement, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/business/traffic_operations_centers.asp
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