City of Topeka, Kansas / RFI for Traffic Signal System Hardware and Software Upgrade
Deadline: March 13, 2015
The City of Topeka, Public Works Department, Traffic Operations section is seeking information about available hardware and software to upgrade our current Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) hardware and software that was installed in 2001 to current technology and standards, upgrade our current serial based communication system to a Gigabit Ethernet communication system, upgrade our current local intersection hardware and software to allow for Ethernet communication to the controller, and to upgrade the local intersection software to current standards and capabilities for efficient traffic flow for a system of approximately 200 intersections.
Oregon DOT / Biggs Junction Truck Parking Facility SOI
Opportunity #: 730-00089-15
Deadline: March 16, 2015
Oregon DOT (ODOT) is seeking an investor or developer partner to create an opportunity that would result in a win-win-win for the local economy, the trucking industry, and state taxpayers. ODOT hopes to create a public/private partnership in the Biggs Junction area, at the intersection of Interstate 84 adn U.S. 97, to accomodate additional long-haul truck parking and associated facilities. ODOT asks interested parties to be creative and identify ideas that would result in proposals to accomodate cargo truck parking facilities and services available to motorists at Biggs Junction.
The junction of I-84 and U.S. 97 (Biggs Junction) is a major hub for transportation of freight by truck, as well as the intermodal connection point for wheat from the region transferring from trucks to barges. More than 40% of vehicles traveling through the Biggs Junction area are trucks. The existing facilites are inadequate to to handle the increasing volume and and size of trucks. A major factor is the lack of unavailable truck parking at Biggs Junction as well as along the I-84 and U.S. 97 corridors.
Given the shortage of of available truck parking spaces at rest areas, other public places nearby, and the private facilities within Biggs Junction, the situation is creating unsafe conditions, such as trucks parking overnight on roadway access ramps and shoulders. The expected increase in truck volume and parking demand will put further pressure on the existing operational issues at Biggs Junction and on the limited supply of public and private facilities.
ODOT is seeking creative solutions to address the above described truck parking issue atBiggs Junction, including the formation of a partnership between ODOT and other stakeholders, for the implementation and operation of truck parking related improvements and amenities in the area.
What a responder must supply:
Plan on submitting a response that is no more than 15 pages and that includes:
- A description of the legal and organizational structure of the Responder,
- A description of the relevant experience with truck parking related strategies and services,
- A descriptio of previous public/private partnerships;
- A summary of financial information that demonstrates the ability to perform within the concept.
Therefore the proposal should offer an implementation and finance plan that reflects the partnership of resources and funding, including a potential of up to $2M in capital contributed by ODOT.
Who makes the selection and when?
ODOT Region 4 and the Office of Innovative Partnerships will begin accepting responses in February. The response period will be open for six (6) weeks and close March 16, 2015. ODOT ewxpects to complete response evaluations within 60 days of the close date. The agency may elect to enter into negotiations with more than one responder. The negotiations will need the approval of the Oregon Transportation Commission.
A detailed description of the solicitation requirements is available at http://orpin.oregon.gov/open.dll. In the menu, select >Browse >Browse Opportunites >By Organization. Search Issued By and select ODOT-Agency-Transportation Commission.
The Orgeon Innovative Partnerships Program is designed to give ODOT felxibility in meeting unique transportation needs by maximizing innovation and developing partnerships with private entities and other government agencies. Previous OIPP projects include Oregon's Solar Highways, Electric Charging Stations, and the current Road Usage Charge Pilot Program.
Accessible Transportation Technology Research Initiative Program
Solicitation Number: DTFH6115RI00008
Agency: Department of Transportation
Office: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Location: Office of Acquisition Management
Response Date: March 19, 2015 3:30 p.m. Eastern
This special notice is issued for the sole purpose of requesting information related to the Accessible Transportation Technology Research Initiative (ATTRI) Program.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) by means of this Request for Information (RFI), seeks to obtain informed views of the opportunities and challenges to the development, deployment, operation, and use of accessible transportation applications and corresponding infrastructure systems related to the Accessible Technology Transportation Initiative (ATTRI) program. This RFI is being published for the purpose of gathering information on accessible transportation applications that will enable the realization of a multimodal accessible transportation system that will promote independent living and mobility of travelers with disability and improve the overall travel experience of all users including those with disabilities.
ATTRI is a USDOT joint program and research initiative co‐led by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), with support from the ITS Joint Program Office, and other federal agencies.
San Francisco Bay Area's 511 System Integrator, Data Management & Dissemination, and Interactive Voice Response
Response Date: March 19th - 4:00 p.m. PDT
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has released a Request for Information (RFI) for the San Francisco Bay Area's 511 System Integrator, Data Management & Dissemination, and Interactive Voice Response (IVR).
After twelve years in operation, 511 San Francisco Bay Area is currently planning its Next Generation system. Integral parts of the planned overall NextGen 511 system include system integration, data management and dissemination, and an interactive voice response (IVR) system. In order to evaluate the various technologies and services that are available to provide these services, and to apply industry input to forthcoming procurements, MTC is issuing a Request for Information (RFI).
Visit http://procurements.mtc.ca.gov for more information, and for instructions on how to respond to this RFI.