The Missouri Department of Transportation is looking for companies to pitch ways to make its highways more technologically advanced.
MoDOT has issued a request for proposal for a pilot project to incorporate smart pavement. The pavement would provide digital, communication and information services to MoDOT, motor carriers and other commercial fleet operators and private drivers on a subscription basis to enable sustainable, self-funded infrastructure assets for public owners. The goal is to add revenue streams for transportation projects.
Already, MoDot has issued an RFP for Internet of Things, which would allow for connecting devices and vehicles using electronic sensors and the Internet so that drivers can be aware of traffic control, safety and road assistance.
Another pilot project to evaluate “solar roadways” is expected to begin later this year at the Conway Welcome Center on Interstate 44.
Proposals are due at the end of October and MoDOT is expected to select a best-value proposer in early 2017.
Read more: St. Louis Business Journal