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Deltek pulse: Transportation February review

Published: March 06, 2013

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Trends and analysis
 
The most common transportation projects during February are listed in the chart below as well as illustrated in the word cloud.

Type of Project
# of Solicitations
Road/Street
58
Construction
27
Paving
27
Bridge
21
Airport
19
Parking
17
Traffic
15
Asphalt
14
Bus Technology
10
Electrical
4

 

The following states had the most transportation-related solicitation releases during February:

State
# of Solicitations
Texas
206
California
176
Maryland
76
Illinois
65
Georgia
56
Florida
52

 
Notable project releases
·        The Washington Department of Transportation released an RFI to upgrade its land mobile radio (LMR) system to a P25 standards-based statewide system. The current system is at its end of life and no longer meets the department’s expanding needs for seamless statewide voice operation, interoperability (both internally and externally) and frequency utilization.
·        The North Texas Tollway Authority released an RFI for a simulcast two-way radio system. The NTAA currently uses a conventional two-way UHF radio system configured to simulcast.
Notable cancellations
·         The Colorado Automobile Prevention Authority (CAPTA) decided not to pursue the build out of a database system for collection of automated license plate data mentioned in an RFI released in November 2011.
·         The state of California canceled two large projects: the California vehicle inspections system and the state’s IT modernization project. A state representative did not provide additional details why the vehicle inspections system project was canceled. The $208 million IT modernization project was in progress for seven years to replace legacy hardware systems for the DMV. The state decided to cancel its contract with Electronic Data Systems, owned by HP, and the California Technology Agency and DMV will reevaluate how to proceed.
Notable awards
·         The Colorado Department of Revenue awarded its driver and vehicle service systems environmental scan project to MTG Management Consultants, LLC. The contract is valued at $64,975. The state plans to release a follow-up RFP to replace its current driver and vehicle service systems, including the Colorado State Titling and Registration System (CSTARS).
Analyst’s Take
While only a few transit-related solicitations were released in February, project cancellations decreased compared to January. Several RFIs and large projects remain on hold or under review, including New Hampshire’s VISION project, which is slated to be released sometime in the near future. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s registered traveler program as well as the Ohio Department of Transportation’s transportation information system database RFI remain under review until the respective departments decide how to proceed. While these projects don’t have a definite timeline, vendors can look forward to future solicitation releases and opportunities to bid.
 
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