ODOT seeking technology partners for AV Shuttle Service

Ohio Department of Transportation Request for Proposal #505-19

Automated Vehicle Shuttle Service


Proposal deadline:  August 13, 2018, 2:00 PM EST

Smart Columbus has partnered with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and DriveOhio to seek proposals from technology partners to deploy, operate, and maintain an automated vehicle (AV) shuttle service under a one-year agreement with ODOT. Subject to performance and external considerations, this contractual arrangement will be a public-private partnership controlled by Ohio Revised Code Sections 5501.70 et seq. The agreement will last for one year and may be extended for up to two additional one-year terms.

The objective of this request for proposal to form a public-private partnership (P3) is to conduct approximately two months of vehicle testing before commencing ten months of passenger service. The Selected Proposer shall be responsible for the development of project management documents (as specified in Section III. Requirements), ongoing vehicle/fleet operations, and maintenance and service for the vehicles.

The Proposer shall propose a turn-key system (the system), where the Proposer provides the vehicles as well as all operations and maintenance of the vehicles. The Proposer must also be able to generate reports as to the operation of the system for review. The system must be fully configurable to meet ODOT’s requirements, outlined in Section III. Requirements, supporting predefined and user-defined forms and reporting capabilities with an open architecture design, which could be used in future developments of an integrated system.