Illinois DOT pushing ahead with Illiana Expressway - RFQ issued for availability payments P3 contractorBy Peter Samuel 29 days ago
2013-11-08: Illinois DOT has issued the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the procurement of a P3 team to “design, build, finance, operate and maintain” the 35 mile, 57km Illinois portion of the Illiana Expressway project. Indiana Finance Authority is expected to issue its RFQ shortly for the 12 miles, 19km of the expressway in Indiana as the beginning of the procurement of a companion P3.
San Francisco area toll express lanes network begins toll systems procurement for nearly 90 miles of express lanes: I-880, I-680, I-80
2013-09-20: Bay Area Infrastructure Financing Authority (BAIFA) is beginning procurement of toll systems for nearly 90 directional miles of toll express lanes and expects to be tolling a total of 270 miles within a few years.
Miami Dade Expressway procuring new comprehensive all-electronic dynamic priced toll system for two big pikes
2013-07-15: Miami Dade Expressway Authority is procuring a new comprehensive all-electronic toll (AET) system for the 112-Airport Expressway and the 836-Dolphin Expressway with the option to add new equipment at its smaller toll facilities.
2012-11-16: Indiana Finance Authority has announced it expects to get the new East End Crossing of the Ohio River near Louisville KY built for $763m or 23% below its estimates and with a proposal to open the bridge by October 2016 versus the end June 2017 expected date.
It must be last year when the press people at the PANYNJ told us we had to file a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request for simple information about this authority's new toll system procurement - a close to $100 million project. We'd asked for the $-number of the four competing bids and the scoring of each bid by the various criteria used to evaluate them.
The choice of contractor was amazing. Even people who worked there were amazed they got the job!
CDM (formerly Wilbur) Smith continue to do the traffic and revenue work for the established toll facilities of North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) and full system forecasting. But C&M Associates get the new stuff - the Chisholm Trail and western extension of the President Geo Bush Turnpike are mentioned. Also apparently the Trinity Parkway, although that is not part of the announcement.
Texas DOT signs $68m back office tolls contract with FSTech, also statewide front-end in procurementBy Peter Samuel on December 21, 2011
Texas DOT this week signed with Federal Signal Technologies LLC (FSTech) to provide three years of back office operations for the Texas DOT operated tollroads - for $68m. Two two-year extensions are optional. Three firms were ranked after four had been asked to submit bids. FSTech was scored highest followed by TransCore and ACS.
The Illinois Tollway has issued a Request for Information (RFI) as the first step to procuring a new toll system. Kristi Lafleur, executive director told us on the telephone today that the Tollway hopes to get more flexibility and more capability from a new toll system.
Washington State DOT is moving to procure toll systems to be implemented starting in 2012 for two new projects in the Seattle area - the WA99 Alaskan Way Tunnel (2 toll points) and I-405 Express Toll Lanes (18 toll points.) The systems will at some point be extended to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge WA16, and the WA520 Floating Bridge Replacement. Both of these two currently have toll systems - but troubled ones, not working adequately, WSDOT says.