ConnDOT: RFP Issued for Ticket Vending Machine System for CTfastrak Bus Rapid Transit Project
2013

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
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FOR RELEASE: December 31, 2013
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RFP Issued for Ticket Vending Machine System for CTfastrak Bus Rapid Transit Project


      The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that is seeking to procure a ticket vending machine system (TVMS) for the CTfastrak bus rapid transit system, scheduled to begin operations in early 2015. As part of the overall CTfastrak proof-of-payment fare system, the machines, to be installed at each CTfastrak station, will make it easy and convenient to purchase single-trip or single-day tickets.

 

      The TVMS Request For Proposal (RFP) documents, including detailed instructions to submit the proposal, are available on the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services website at http://www.biznet.ct.gov/scp_search/BidDetail.aspx?CID=30779.


      Potential proposers must submit a letter or email (Philip.Scarrozzo@ct.gov) of intent to propose, which must be either postmarked by, or, if hand delivered, received at the security desk at DOT Headquarters by noon on Friday, January 10, 2014.  A pre-bid conference is scheduled for 8 a.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014, at DOT Headquarters, 2800 Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT.  The deadline to submit proposals is January 31, 2014 at which point the DOT will select a preferred proposer and begin negotiations on a contract.


      In the coming weeks, the DOT will be issuing a RFP for a new fare technology system for the CTfastrak bus rapid transit system and all CTTransit fixed-route vehicles. These new fare systems will incorporate the latest technologies.  The ticket vending machines will allow pre-payment of fares on CTfastrak which means customers can enter through all doors for faster boarding. The full system will also offer future upgrades to allow smart card and mobile phone ticketing.


About CTfastrak 
      CTfastrak is a new bus rapid transit system now under construction. Scheduled to open in early 2015, CTfastrak will offer a system of routes that provide direct service to and from Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington, Bristol, Plainville, New Britain, Newington, West Hartford, Hartford and Manchester using the bus-only CTfastrak guideway. The CTfastrak system will provide a one-seat, no transfer ride to many major regional employment, shopping and healthcare destinations as well as connections to the New Haven Line - Waterbury branch commuter rail in Waterbury and Amtrak service in Hartford.  For general information about CTfastrak, visit www.ctfastrak.com, connect via Facebook at www.facebook.com/ctfastrak or Twitter @ctfastrak.