TransCore Awarded Three Intelligent Transportation System Contracts by Nevada Department of Transportation Valued at $29 Million

HARRISBURG, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TransCore recently executed three separate contracts to provide Intelligent Transportation Systems design, construction and integration services for the Nevada Department of Transportation. The projects include:

  • A 30-mile extension of the FAST traffic management system along I-15 from outside Las Vegas to the California border.
  • A 15-mile expansion of the FAST traffic management system along I-515 on the eastern side of the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
  • A 10-mile segment of I-80 in Reno, Nevada, as part of a roadway reconstruction project.

Nevada’s Freeway and Arterial System of Transportation (FAST) is one of the first integrated ITS organizations in the country. FAST is designed to both monitor and control traffic throughout the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The traffic control component of the system consists of freeway and arterial management. Traffic control requires detection of traffic conditions through the use of radar detection and inductive loop detection. Visual verification of conditions is possible through closed-circuit television cameras. Traffic control is achieved through the use of traffic signals, ramp meters, and dynamic message signs.

The I-15 ITS design-build contract will extend FAST capabilities along a major commercial and public transportation corridor and includes: construction of a new communications network to support field devices along the 30 miles of freeway; designing a detection network; deploying highway advisory radio along the corridor; installing closed circuit television cameras, dynamic message signs, and travel time signs at key points within the corridor; and integration of all systems into the FAST traffic management system. TransCore assembled a team with extensive experience working with NDOT. The team consists of:

  • TransCore as the prime contractor and lead ITS integrator.
  • Atkins, formerly PBS&J, as the principal designer.
  • Aztech Materials and Testing will provide construction quality control.
  • Amalgamated Safety Contractors traffic control support and sign structure installation.

All core members of the TransCore team are based in Las Vegas, allowing NDOT and state financial resources to create and maintain local jobs.

In the competitive procurement Nevada DOT gave TransCore the highest technical score as well as a perfect score on best value pricing. The value of the contract is $13.5 million; project completion is slated for fourth quarter 2012.

The I-515 contract includes the construction of a fiber optic communications network, deploying detectors, CCTV cameras and dynamic message signs along this important commuter corridor and alternative route to the busy I-15 corridor. TransCore was selected through a qualifications-based selection process that focused on staff experience and technical skills. All new devices will be integrated with the existing FAST system. TransCore’s contract for this project is valued at $9 million and the project is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2012.

The I-80 project will be the first major ITS deployment along I-80 in the Reno area. The work is being performed as part of a larger design-build project to reconstruct I-80 being led by Granite Construction. The project will include the deployment of a work zone management system to monitor traffic condition during the roadway reconstruction, installing a fiber optic communications network, and installing and integrating detectors, cameras, dynamic message signs and ramp meters. This work is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2012. TransCore’s contract for this project is valued at $6.5 million.

“Our previous experience with NDOT was instrumental in understanding their needs on each of these projects,” explained TransCore’s Managing Director for the Western Region Michael Mauritz. “This background allowed us to couple innovative technical solutions with labor and equipment resources that resulted in great value to the Department.”

About TransCore

The company’s 75-year heritage spans the development of RFID transportation applications at Los Alamos National Labs to implementation of the nation’s first electronic toll collection system. TransCore has installations in 46 countries and a vast portfolio of intellectual property. The breadth of the company’s expertise includes traffic management systems, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), systems integration, design consulting, operations, maintenance, RFID manufacturing, and extensive Web-based logistics systems. In 2011, Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranked TransCore No. 154 out of the Top 500 Design Firms.

TransCore offers an extensive suite of enterprise software applications, business process outsourcing, system integration, customer care and maintenance services to provide complete solutions, configurable to customers’ requirements. TransCore’s extensive global experience with tolling systems includes more than 7,400 installed electronic toll collection lanes worldwide and 27 customer service centers. TransCore is a U.S. owned and operated company with headquarters in Harrisburg, Pa.

TransCore operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Industries (NYSE: ROP), a Standard and Poor’s S&P 500 Index company.