Capital Region Planning Commission issues RFPs for transportation projects

    The Capital Region Planning Commission has issued a request for proposals for projects aimed at reducing traffic congestion and identifying traffic problems and solutions in the Capital Region.

    The commission serves as the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the five-parish Capital Region, and the federal government only funds projects vetted by the MPO.

    On Thursday, the commissioned issued an RFP for implementing a region-wide Ride Share and Travel Demand management program. The aim of the program is to reduce the number of single occupant vehicles traveling up and down roadways to reduce congestion and emissions. The project is expected to last a maximum of three years.

    A second RFP was issued for the Regional Traffic Count Program. The project, for which total compensation is $150,000, would require firms to collect traffic count and vehicle classification data for selected intersections and roadway segments throughout greater Baton Rouge.

    The RFPs comes as the commission kicks off Move 2042, a year-long planning process to identify which transportation improvement projects can become a reality in the Capital Region. The deadline for both proposals is July 25.

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