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: Puget Sound Regional Integrator Proposal Prepared by: Fox Integration, LLC May 11th, 2005
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Fox Integration, LLC 600 Park Avenue, Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98102 T: 206.456.8000 F: 206.458.8356 foxintegration.com May 11th, 2005 President John Ladenburg Executive Board Puget Sound Regional Council Seattle, Washington Dear President Ladenburg and Members of the Executive Board: Recently, the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) issued a Request for Proposals from private organizations to aid with the coordinated deployment of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies in the Seattle area. We at Fox Integration quickly responded to the request, as we have long advocated for a new, region-wide organization that shepherds integrated deployment, management, and maintenance of technology on the physical infrastructure. We see this proposal as an opportunity to articulate our arguments in favor of a regional integrator for ITS and to promote our team of experts as the best-equipped contractor to handle this challenge. We, Fox Integration, hereby submit the enclosed proposal to act as Regional Integrator—under contract to the Puget Sound Regional Council and on behalf of all transportation-related organiza- tions in the 4-county Seattle area—to the Council for their most favorable consideration. Best regards, Bridget Downey, Travis Dunn, and Patrick Hart Fox Integration, LLC
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Puget Sound Regional Integrator Proposal Table of Contents The Puget Sound Region 1 Existing Challenges in the Puget Sound Region 1 Existing ITS in the Puget Sound Region 2 Toward ITS Integration in the Puget Sound Region 3 Focus 1: Flexibility 3 Focus 2: Overarching Consistency 4 Focus 3: Congestion Pricing 5 Focus 4: Understanding Our Customers 8 Focus 5: Seamless Transportation System 9 Role as Regional Integrator 9 Testimonial 12 Conclusion 14 References 15 May 11th, 2005 i
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Puget Sound Regional Integrator Proposal The Puget Sound Region In 1999, 3.3 million people inhabited the Puget Sound Region of Washington State, making it the nation’s 13th largest metropolitan area, and reflecting a 10% increase over the 1990 population. 1 Seattle, the major city in the region, accounted for about one-sixth of the total regional population in 1999 and also grew at a rate of about 10% between 1990 and 1999. 2 In part because of its curi- ous geography and high rates of population growth, congestion appeared and grew quickly in the last two decades. The Texas Transportation Institute’s Annual Mobility Survey ranks the Seattle region 20th nationally for average annual traveler delay, with 46 hours per traveler in 2003. 3 Congestion remains one of the region’s most serious concerns. The Puget Sound Region’s transportation sys- tem is complicated by a preponderance of water and mountains. Downtown Seattle sits at the center of an isthmus separating Lake Washington from Puget Sound. Other major population centers include Tacoma to the
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