Project Title: Open Architecture Tolling System Requirements Research
Project #: 730-33151-17
Issued by: Oregon Department of Transportation view agency website
Publish Date: 12/21/2017
Due Date: 1/19/2018 This opportunity has closed.

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In the Oregon Statewide ITS Architecture and Operational Concept Plan, ODOT sets forth a vision of providing Oregonians with an open system that collects charges related to road usage, which could include tolling and road user charges, using interoperable components that conform to common standards. The aim for citizens is to provide each traveler choices to seamlessly pay all charges related to road usage, or other transportation-related expenses. The aim for ODOT is to build systems that can adapt as technology changes, and does not commit the agency to a single vendor. Oregon currently operates a road usage charge system, using an open architecture, where private sector account managers collect mileage information and charge enrolled drivers 1.5 cents per mile less a fuel tax credit of 30 cents per gallon. Leveraging this architecture to accomplish tolling may result in lower overall cost of ownership to the state because it would be using its existing open architecture platform. ODOT is interested in developing its more comprehensive vision with an open architecture toll collection system that enhances interoperability opportunities with other states and the private sector, and provides a variety of technological solutions and payment options for users. In other words, it wants to enhance the user's experience by allowing them to pay for bundled transportation-related services. ODOT envisions engaging with several companies to give users choices on how to pay tolls through toll tags, GPS devices, smart phones or even embedded vehicle telematics. ODOT is planning to research how these various options could be used to transfer tolling information to a back office system and ultimately provide payment to the State. ODOT believes that potentially coupling toll collection with other services makes it more useful, seamless, and possibly more acceptable to the public. ODOT has until Fall 2018 to report back to the Oregon Transportation Commission on open architecture costs and schedule. Cost and timing of the system will be driven by system requirements and private sector acceptance.


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