The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has notified Serco Inc. of its intent to award the company a contract to integrate and operate the state’s five Transportation Operation Centers (TOCs) and manage the Safety Service Patrol. The six-year contract, worth $355 million, is up for consideration by the Commonwealth Transportation Board, which will make its final decision to award during its meeting in June.
“Serco recognizes VDOT’s mission to provide mission critical services without fail, and we see this as a great opportunity to help advance the commonwealth’s traffic management system,” said Ed Casey, chairman and CEO of Serco, Inc. “We are very pleased to be selected by VDOT as their transportation technology partner and look forward to the conclusion of the award process.”
The project will operate all five TOC’s, including managing the Safety Service Patrol under one consolidated system instead of separate geographical programs. Some of the services to be provided include monitoring traffic through the use of nearly 900 cameras, 500 electronic message signs and more than 1,000 road sensors; managing incident and emergency response; and dispatching Safety Service Patrol and maintenance crews to respond to incidents, among other services.