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Date: Mar 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 18, 2016

 

MDTA TO SOLICIT INTERESTED PARTIES FOR

THIRD GENERATION ELECTRONIC

TOLL-COLLECTION SYSTEMS

Request for Comments Sought for the RFPs

 

BALTIMORE, MD – The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) today announced that it will be seeking comments on two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to develop and operate the third generation of its electronic toll-collection systems.  The MDTA anticipates issuing a Request for Comments via eMaryland Marketplace on March 30 to solicit feedback on the procurement of its Toll System and its Customer Service Center System.

“This is a significant contracting opportunity, particularly as MDTA will be awarding separate contracts for tolling technology/operations and customer-service technology/operations,” said MDTA Executive Director Milt Chaffee.  “Seeking industry input will allow us to refine and deliver the best RFPs possible.”

The MDTA will hold two business forums to present and discuss details regarding the procurements and offer site visits of its customer-service and toll facilities:

  • Customer-Service System Forum - Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 1 p.m.
  • Tolling System Forum - Thursday, April 7, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

Both events will begin at the MDTA’s offices at 2310 Broening Highway in Baltimore.  To register for one or both of the forums, please contact the MDTA’s Division of Procurement at mdtaprocurement@mdta.state.md.us.

Interested firms should register on eMarylandMarketplace at https://emaryland.buyspeed.com/bso/ to receive notice of the Request for Comments’ availability.  The MDTA plans to issue the final RFPs this summer.

The new Toll System will include replacement of the existing toll-lane terminals and all associated hardware and software, while the new Customer Service Center System will include establishing, staffing and managing a customer service center for E-ZPass Maryland operations.  Each system includes a development and installation phase, transition to the new system, six years of operations, 2 two-year renewals of operations and a one-year phase out. 

Learn more about the MDTA at mdta.maryland.gov and about E-ZPass Maryland at ezpassmd.com.  Find us at twitter.com/TheMDTA and facebook.com/TheMDTA.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 17, 2016

                                                       

  POLICE TO CONDUCT SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT

AT KEY BRIDGE ON SAINT PATRICK’S DAY

Give Your Keys to a Sober Driver

BALTIMORE, MD - To educate the public and to prevent alcohol-related crashes, the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint tonight at the Francis Scott Key Bridge (I-695) toll plaza in Baltimore. 

During the checkpoint, the MDTA Police will distribute information about laws and penalties for driving while intoxicated or while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Motorists caught driving while impaired will be arrested and prosecuted.

According to a new study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drivers with an alcohol level of 0.15 percent were 12 times more likely to crash than sober drivers. The study also revealed that marijuana users were about 25 percent more likely to be involved in a crash than drivers with no evidence of marijuana use.

In 2015, the MDTA Police arrested nearly 1,100 impaired drivers and issued nearly 2,900 DUI citations.

The Maryland Transportation Authority Police, a nationally accredited force, is the seventh-largest law-enforcement agency in the State, with more than 600 sworn and civilian law-enforcement professionals. MDTA Police officers provide law enforcement at the MDTA’s highways, bridges and tunnels; at BWI Marshall Airport; and at the Port of Baltimore.

NOTE: If you choose to use an acronym, please refer to Maryland Transportation Authority as MDTA Police.  Thank you.

 

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