ITS America announces a Request for Proposals for Module Authors for a new ITS Web resource
Closes Fri., April 5, 2013 at 2 p.m. EDST - The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) is seeking Module Authors for a new Web-based resource on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
ITS America, on behalf of the Joint Program Office (JPO) of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) in the U.S. Department of Transportation, is requesting proposals from individuals interested in serving as module authors for the development of the ITS content of the Road Network Operations (RNO) ITS Web Resource to be published on the World Road Association (PIARC) website.
ITS America will be accepting proposals until Fri., April 5, 2013 at 2 p.m. EDST.
The purpose of the PIARC Road Network Operations ITS Web Resource is to provide the current and future ITS workforce with a Web-based reference tool for decision-making regarding investments in ITS and related services, focusing on the needs of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
Click here to view this RFP.
For RFP Addendum 1 click here.
The Oregon Department of Transportation
The Oregon Department of Transportation ("ODOT") Office of Innovative Partnerships and Alternative Funding ("OIPAF") is through the Oregon Initiative Partnerships Program ("OIPP") seeking expressed interest from automobile manufacturers and suppliers to participate in ODOT OIPP's Road Usage Charge Pilot Program ("RUCPP"). Providers of automobile in-vehicle telecommunications and informatics (telematics) equipment and system supply chain providers are invited to respond. Providers of aftermarket only technology (those not currently used or planned for future use by automotive manufacturers) need not apply. This is a preliminary step as ODOT OIPP may issue a subsequent formal Request for Proposal ("RFP") for the purpose of selecting one or more participants to augment the current RUCPP.
Interested parties will be asked to provide equipment, systems and/or services which are representative of current or future factory installed in-vehicle telematics. Participation in the pilot will allow companies to showcase their relevant qualifications. The results of the RUCPP will provide state decision makers essential information regarding the ultimate design and structure of a statewide (and possibly multi-state) mileage based user fee system.
Additional information can be obtained at http://orpin.oregon.gov/open.dll/. Select the “Browse” options and look for 730-00071-13
TSAG Requests Proposals for Driver Distraction Project
The Transportation Safety Advancement Group and ITS America are requesting proposals for a project on Device Distraction in Emergency Response Vehicles. This project will feature a white paper on current device distraction in police, fire, and EMS vehicles and possible solutions to this increasingly prominent issue. The deadline for proposals is Friday, May 17.