Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that 32 firms submitted responses to the Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) Request for Information regarding the operation and integration of the state's transportation operations centers. VDOT operates five centers across the commonwealth that monitor traffic conditions via cameras and other technology, providing traveler information on road conditions and coordinating congestion management and incident response.
"I am extremely pleased with the level of private sector interest in this project," said Governor McDonnell. "We need to be creative in our delivery of services, and I believe the private sector can help us do just that. I look forward to providing a system that uses the latest technology to address the needs of motorists."
In coordination with the Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships, VDOT released a Request for Information (RFI) on January 18, 2012, seeking interest and suggestions from the private sector on how the centers can better operate as one system and deliver improved services to motorists. The following firms submitted or were included as members of firms submitting a response to the RFI:
2. Aegis ITS
4. Atkins North America, Inc
5. BRISA Auto Estradas de Portugal
6. Cintra US, LLC
7. Civic Initiatives, LLC
8. Delcan Corporation
9. Digital Traffic Systems, Inc. (DTS)
10. Dunn Engineering Associates, P.C.
11. Faneuil Inc.
12. Fluor Enterprises, Inc.
15. IBM Corporation
18. NAG Inc. dba Engineering Systems
19. Northrop Grumman
20. Open Roads Consulting, Inc.
21. Parsons Brinckerhoff
23. Serco Inc.
24. SICE, Inc.
25. Siemens ITS
26. Spivey Pavement Markings
27. Southwest Research Institute
28. SkyLine Network Engineering LLC
29. Televent USA, LLC
30. Transdyn, Inc
31. Travelers Marketing
32. URS Corporation
Based on the information gathered from this RFI, VDOT will develop a procurement strategy and initiate a formal procurement for services. The overall intent of this project is to contract with a firm, or team of firms, to operate the centers, including investment and revenue generation opportunities. The key improvement would be transforming the centers to operate under a single advanced active traffic management system platform.
The transportation operations centers are located in Northern Virginia, Richmond, Hampton Roads, Salem and Staunton.
For more information on the RFI, go to http://www.virginiadot.org/business/traffic_operations_centers.asp