Serco Notified of Intent to Award on Virginia Traffic Management Services
RESTON, Va., May 8, 2013
RESTON, Va., May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Serco Inc., a provider of
professional, technology, and management services, announced today that the
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has notified Serco 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 contract is up for consideration by the Commonwealth Transportation Board,
which will make its final decision to award during its meeting in June. The
six-year contract has been announced by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell to be
worth $355 million.
The project will operate all five TOCs, including managing the Safety Service
Patrol, under one consolidated system instead of separate geographical
programs. Some of the services 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; dispatching Safety Service
Patrol and maintenance crews to respond to incidents; providing 511 traveler
information; managing HOV/reversible lanes; providing real-time information to
emergency responders; serving as emergency operations centers during major
events; and, coordinating signal systems.
"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, Serco Inc.'s
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We are very pleased to be selected by
VDOT as their transportation technology partner and look forward to the
conclusion of the award process."
Serco has provided traffic management services around the world, including
active traffic management and intelligent transportation systems in the United
Kingdom, and traffic/tunnel controls in Hong Kong. The Company also supports
Georgia's DOT intelligent transportation systems and parking and enforcement
solutions throughout the country.
About Serco Inc.: Serco Inc., headquartered in Reston, VA, is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Serco Group plc, a $7.5 billion international business that
helps transform government and public services around the world. We improve
essential services by managing people, processes, technology and assets more
effectively. We advice policy makers, design innovative solutions, integrate
systems and - most of all - deliver to the public. Our people offer
operational, management and consulting expertise in the transportation, BPO,
defence, education, environmental services, facilities management, health,
home affairs, information and communications technology, knowledge services,
local government, science, and commercial sectors. Serco Inc. has
approximately 8,500 employees across the United States and five Canadian
provinces. More information on Serco Inc. can be found at www.serco-na.com.
SOURCE Serco Inc.
Contact: Alan Hill, Serco Inc., 703-939-6500, firstname.lastname@example.org
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