Serco Awarded New $355 Million Virginia Traffic Management Contract
RESTON, Va., May 16, 2013
RESTON, Va., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Serco Inc., a provider of
professional, technology, and management services, announces today the award
of a new contract to integrate and operate Virginia Department of
Transportation's (VDOT) transportation operation centers, manage the Safety
Service Patrol, and develop and implement a statewide advanced traffic
management system. The contract has a six year base period valued at $355
million and three two-year option periods. Work is expected to begin during
the third quarter of 2013.
Following yesterday's approval by the Commonwealth Transportation Board,
Commissioner Gregory Whirley signed the Transportation Operations Center and
Statewide Advanced Traffic Management Systems contract. Under this contract,
Serco will support VDOT as it moves from its existing traffic management
systems, to a single advanced, real-time, statewide solution that oversees
57,000 miles of roadway. Serco will: develop and deploy the software
solution; manage control room operations at five Transportation Operation
Centers (TOCs); install and maintain Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)
equipment; manage incident and emergency responses; dispatch Safety Service
Patrol and maintenance crews to respond to incidents; manage HOV and
reversible lanes; provide real-time information to emergency responders; and
coordinate signal systems.
"We are pleased to partner with VDOT in developing one of the most advanced,
fully integrated traffic management systems in the United States," said Ed
Casey, Serco Inc.'s Chairman and Chief Executive officer. "We look forward to
supporting VDOT to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and safety of its
traffic management operations."
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 Department of Transportation intelligent transportation systems and
parking and enforcement services 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 advise 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,
defense, 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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