Friday, July 10, 2008
DOT to Issue Request for Proposal for Michigan IntelliDriveSM Test Bed Operation and Maintenance. The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking a contractor to operate and maintain the Michigan IntelliDriveSM Test Bed Environment. The outdoor laboratory is located near Detroit and contains 75 miles of roadway specially equipped to test communication systems connecting vehicles to other vehicles and roadway infrastructure. The area had been used for testing related to the IntelliDrive program, a major initiative focused on advancing communication capability among vehicles and roadway infrastructure to significantly improve the safety and mobility of the U.S. surface transportation system. In the future, the Michigan test bed will be open for use by the transportation industry for continued research and demonstration needs. Additional information on the pending solicitation is available at FedBizOps.gov, reference solicitation number: DTFH61-09-R-00029. Contact: Kim Riddle, (202) 366-5128.