Deltek pulse: Transportation review, January 2013

Published: February 11, 2013


The most common transportation technologies procured in January are listed in the chart below as well as illustrated in the word cloud.

Number of Solicitations
Bus Technology

The following states had the greatest number of transportation-related solicitations released during January.
  • Texas – 198
  • California – 182
  • New York – 77
  • Maryland – 54
  • Illinois – 49
  • Florida – 46
Notable projects
  • The city of Manchester, N.H., released a solicitation late December for a fleet management system. The city expects the contractor to provide the planning, configuration (including providing and/or recommending necessary as well as optional hardware and/or software), data conversion, initialization, testing, documentation and training necessary to install the system and move it into fully operational status. Proposals are due February 13.
  • The state of New Mexico released a solicitation to replace its current driver and vehicle system and launch a new motor vehicle division driver and vehicle system reengineering project. Proposals are due February 28.
Notable cancellations
Notable awards
  • The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) awarded a $76 million contract to Deloitte Consulting, LLC on December 6, 2012, for a new automated license and registration system (ALARS).
  • The South Carolina Department of Transportation awarded Iteric, Inc. for its 511 traveler information system project on December 10, 2012, for $2.5 million.
  • The state of Louisiana’s credential issuance solution project was awarded to Morpho Trust USA on September 28, 2012. The contract is based upon the following prices: $1.95 per credential; $.15 per renewal invitation mailed; $.049 per card for laser perforation; $.24 per card for ultra violet ghost and text; $14,500 per system for additional capture hardware, software, installation and training; $2,600 per system for additional capture hardware and software maintenance, and $975 per camera for the 10 optional shadow reduction systems.
Analyst’s Take
Deltek will begin tracking trends within the transportation market, focusing on states that release the most solicitations and common themes among them. Since it is the beginning of the year, the focus of this blog is to report on trends regarding solicitation releases and cancellations. As the year continues, more valuable data will be available to report month-to-month trends within the industry.
During January, despite a few notable transportation-related solicitations released and several large projects awarded, the biggest trend was the unusually high number of project cancellations. Several agencies blamed a lack in funding, while others noted priority shifts. Hopefully this is one-month trend for 2013, and more solicitations are in the works.
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