Based on requests from a number of potential proposers, ODOT is extending the deadline until Tuesday, April 17th midday PST for RFP #24965.
An announcement says: "Although there are some tight deadlines and other factors that prohibit a lengthy extension, ODOT's hope is that another few days will help in preparation for Proposals for RFP #24965; Road Usage Charge Pilot Program."
see RFP at http://orpin.oregon.gov/open.dll/welcome?language=En)
On the project: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/RUFPP/rucpp.shtml
An impressive 28 companies have officially expressed interest in the Oregon-organized Road Use Charge Pilot Project (RUCPP), designed to demonstrate operation of various RUC (road use charge) technologies. This makes them eligible to make proposals and to seek contracts to participate.
Engineers at the University of Minnesota (UMinn) have devised a plug-in device for measuring vehicle-miles traveled and logging it for road use charges (RUC) that they say could be deployed near-term. The system makes use of an electronic processor and memory that can be plugged into an existing vehicle data bus via a Data Link Connector plug, and which uses cellphone data links.
Attendees at the ITS America annual conference at National Harbor Maryland say they are very encouraged by Obama administration officials' interest in road pricing and other ITS technologies. Ken Philmus, ITSA board member and a toll industry veteran now with ACS, says US officials have been attending the conference and inviting ITS people in large numbers.