International Road Dynamics (IRD) announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at CAN$1.5m by the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) to provide enhanced vehicle classification (EVC) data collection. The contract supports the HDOT’s continuous traffic monitoring program and includes the delivery and installation of 35 permanent EVC sites on five of the eight major Hawaiian Islands (Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Lanai and Oahu).
Under the contract IRD will provide an internet-based real-time traffic information application service provider (ASP) service to HDOT whereby IRD will collect and host the data and provide the HDOT proprietary and secure access to the information over the Internet. IRD’s standard FHWA traffic monitoring guide (TMG) and custom report generation capabilities are provided as a key component of the company’s ASP model. Work under this contract is expected to commence in the spring of 2010.
The first year of the contract is valued at approximately CAN$700,000, with the balance divided over the next two option years, and includes the maintenance of the 35 EVC sites and operation of the ASP service.
Mr Terry Bergan, IRD’s president and chief executive officer commented, “IRD is leading its industry in providing state-of-the-art ASP solutions and reporting functions to meet the evolving needs of highway authorities across North America and around the world. Importantly, these contracts enhance the quality and consistency of our revenue streams and provide stable and sustainable cash flows over the long-term. HDOT has been a customer of IRD’s for nearly two decades and IRD has supplied HDOT with weigh-in-motion (WIM) and data collection systems throughout Hawaii.”