Caltrans issues RFP for data management

California’s current system manages highway inventory and traffic use data and incident data.
February 22, 2021 1 minute Read
By David Arminas
California seeks more data management for its highways to boost safety (©Trekandshoot/Dreamstime)

The US state of California is looking for a new “primary information system” to help manage highway data with a view to making state roads safer.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Department of Technology recently sent out an RFP - request for proposals - for what it calls a New Transportation System Network solution.

California’s current system is an Oracle product that manages highway inventory data, traffic census, incident data and traffic investigation reports.

Importantly, the new solution will not replace a legacy system but make it “a more robust and flexible tool”, according to the RFP. The new solution will help the state comply with US government’s Federal Highway Administration regulations and policies, including Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) and Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) acts.

The RFP notes that the cost of the new solution will be no more than around US$11.6 million and cover four years with an option for two one-year extensions. A decision on a solution is due in September.

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