Potential vendors from around the world attended the June 7 Vendor Forum for the Regional Truck Parking Information Management Systems project now underway.
The Forum, held at the Southeast Michigan Traffic Operations Center in Detroit, provided an opportunity for companies to learn more about the project, which will give commercial freight drivers greater access to safe parking through timely, accurate information about parking availability.
This will enable drivers to plan their routes and make safer, smarter parking decisions throughout the eight-state region on high-volume freight corridors, including: I-35, I-64, I-65, I-70, I-71, I-75, I-80, I-94 and I-135.
Vendors invited to the Forum represent companies that may have an interest in potential future TPIMS procurement opportunities related to design, contractions and ongoing operations and maintenance of the system. This includes the dynamic message signs, smart phone applications and traveler information websites that may be used to convey accurate, real-time parking availability information to commercial truck drivers.