WEST VIRGINIA PARKWAYS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM AUTHORITY (PAID ADVERTISEMENT)
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The West Virginia Parkways Economic Development and Tourism Authority will receive sealed proposals for the following:
TOLL SYSTEM UPGRADE
West Virginia Turnpike will be posting an RFP for a new toll system to their website Thursday. In a preview the Turnpike's general manager Greg Barr told us they badly need a new system, both to maintain and improve service to motorists. The present toll system was installed by TransCore 1999-2000 when E-ZPass electronic tolling was begun.
California's old Title 21 electronic toll (ET) system spec written nearly 20 years ago by engineers at Hughes - long since departed ET - has life still. It is a requirement in the toll system RFP for the big new Port Mann toll bridge to carry Canada's Highway 1 over the Fraser River 24km (15 miles) east of Vancouver.
ATI has issued a formal Request for Information (RFI) seeking a comprehensive solution for using license plate images (video) as the basis for inter-authority toll charges across North America.
New York State Thruway are looking for consultants on violation enforcement systems (VES) who will help them specify an RFP or plans. specs & estimate package. About $400k work is available. The formal NYSTA services procurement request follows verbatim:
D213934 TERM AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES RELATIVE TO UPGRADING OR REPLACING THE E-ZPASS TOLL VIOLATION ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM (VES)
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will be issuing an RFP shortly for a planning study of the future of their Allegheny Mountain tunnels. Two 2-lane tubes 1850m long they date back to 1940 and 1965. A study of alternatives in the 1990s concluded the tunnels should be abandoned in favor of a 67m (220ft) deep cut to the north of the tunnels.
North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an electronic toll collection (ETC) system with heavy emphasis on interoperabillity.
Florida DOT is rebidding financial advisory services for public private partnerships. They have issued an Invitation to Negotiate (ITN) with a May 28 deadline for replies.
The ITN is posted to the Florida Vendor Bid System (VBS) as Public-Private Partnership (P3) Financial Expertise; ITN-DOT-08/09-9056-DC.
Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority (GIBA) of Boca Grande Florida is requesting proposals for a Toll System Replacement Program. GIBA operates a swing bridge that constitutes the only road access from mainland Florida to three barrier islands on the Gulf Coast known as North, Cole and Gasparilla Islands, located approximately between Fort Myers and Sarasota.
ACS, IBM and TransCore bid for all three components of toll collection in North Carolina. Two companies Kapsch, and Telvent/Caseta bid on two components: front-end roadside toll collection system (RTCS) and back office systems (BOS) leaving operations to someone else. Seven companies bid for just one of the three components.