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.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is charging ahead with procurement of toll systems for I-80. They have just issued an request for proposals (RFP) with a deadline just five weeks away. No prebid meetings and qualifying of contractors, just a deadline for questions of Aug 15, and then bids due Sept 15.
"This is a real fast track," said one toll systems guy we asked about it.
Mississippi DOT is looking for investor groups to develop a new highspeed toll link between downtown Jackson and the Airport - 20km (12 miles) of expressway including a major new bridge over the Pearl River. The project which goes back nearly two decades has also been known as the Airport Parkway and MS25 Connectors because a lot of the expected traffic will come from north and east of the Airport - Flowood, Perl, Brandon and the Ross Barnette lake.