Battelle has won positions on a pair of indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts worth up to $182 million combined to support the Federal Highway Administration‘s highway operations, traffic management and road safety programs.
The nonprofit can bid on projects that cover connected vehicles research, work zones, congestion management, freight, commercial vehicles, weather and other traffic management initiatives under a five-year, $132 million contract, Battelle said Thursday.
The company is also eligible to vie for projects related to human factors, roadway geometry and data analysis through a separate five-year, $50 million contract.
“The focus will be on crash reduction – why do crashes happen and what can we do about them?” said John Campbell, Battelle’s program manager for both IDIQ contracts.
“We’ll be examining traditional safety issues such as sign design and location, roadway characteristics, and driver distraction, as well as new safety issues introduced by connected vehicles and automated vehicles, ” Campbell added.
Battelle plans to collaborate with university researchers, small and large businesses and independent consultants to support FHWA projects.