The objective of this RFP is to solicit Proposals that will enable the City to determine which Company(s) and Proposed Solution(s) will best meet the City’s needs for the delivery and setup of traffic control devices in work zones and special event locations as well as the provision of flaggers and other personnel to maintain work zones. The services generally consist of as-needed temporary traffic control services including the rental of arrow signs and portable changeable message signs (PSMS) for scheduled and emergency infrastructure maintenance and for other events requiring the diversion of traffic, lane closures, or notice to the public. This includes the placement and removal of traffic control devices by qualified personnel as well as the flagging of traffic. This will include all materials, equipment, and labor necessary to safely route traffic through CDOT work zones or special event areas.
Provide on-call construction services for Vision Zero projects including, but not limited to the following:
- Pedestrian improvements ranging from pedestrian refuges to full signal design,
- Safe Routes to School improvements,
- Sidewalk gap and bus stop improvements on thoroughfares.
The City of Charlotte has a Traffic Count Program which collects many different types of data along streets (not interstates) within the City of Charlotte limits. The City gathers intersection count data (vehicles, vehicle classification, pedestrian, and bicyclist) using City-owned cameras and video processing by a third party. Mid-block count data (speed, volume and vehicle classification data) is mainly collected with pneumatic road tubes, and sometimes with video cameras. The City collects other types of traffic data on an as-needed basis, such as: pedestrian corridor studies, vehicle occupancy studies, gap studies, etc. Generally, the City collects around 300 intersection turning movement counts and 800 mid-block counts a year.
Additionally, the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) maintains the MPO Traffic Data Program which functions mainly outside of the City of Charlotte limits. This program provides member jurisdictions with needed traffic data used for the support of transportation planning and research efforts throughout the MPO planning area, which includes all of Iredell and Mecklenburg Counties and a significant portion of Union County.
The City and CRTPO seek to select one or multiple companies to collect and/or process a variety of traffic data and upload it to the City’s traffic and crash software database.