ConnDOT: CTDOT Seeks Sponsor for CHAMP Highway Service Patrol Sponsor
2016

CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
 
FOR RELEASE: July 13, 2016
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
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CTDOT Seeks Sponsor for CHAMP Highway Service Patrol Sponsor

 

 

      The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) today announced that it is seeking private sponsorship for the Connecticut Highway Assistance Motorist Patrol (CHAMP) roadway service patrol program.  As part of the sponsorship selection process, a request for proposals (RFP) is being issued through the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services contracting portal.  CTDOT expects to select a vendor to sponsor the 15-vehicle fleet operating on limited access highways in Connecticut by the fall of this year.

      The core mission of the CHAMP program is to improve highway safety and reduce congestion by expediting the clearance of breakdowns and accidents, and removal of debris on the roadway.

 

      Currently, the CHAMP program operates using a combination of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and State of Connecticut funds.  Sponsorship fees will be used solely to offset the State funding costs used for operation of the CHAMP program.

 

      Each weekday, CHAMP vehicles patrol highways across Connecticut including I-84, I-91, I-95, I-291, I-395, Route 2, Route 3, Route 7, Route 8 and Route 15 (Merritt/Wilbur Cross Parkways).  In 2015, CHAMP drivers assisted more than 16,000 motorists.

 

      Prospective sponsors may register online to receive a daily email alert when new RFPs are issued at the CTDAS Business Network https://www.biznet.ct.gov/AccountMaint/Login.aspx?l=n