6B, 6C Compulsory, E-ZPass Optional
Georgia's State Road & Tollway Authority (Georgia Tollway or GSRTA) is after multiprotocol readers that must reliably read the new ISO 180000-6C sticker tag transponders as well as the eGo Plus transponders from TransCore. 5.9GHz, E-ZPass and ASTMv6 capabilities are also hinted at in the RFP's statement: "the ability to support additional DSRC protocols is desired, but not required."
Immediate reason for the prcurement is Georgia Tollway's responsibility to have a toll system operating in new HOT lanes on I-85 due to open August 1, 2011. Proposals are dye by Jan 6, 2011 and the contract award is planned for Jan 10, 2011. (GSRTA says there could be more than one contract awarded.) The first shipments are required within 30 days by Feb 5.
This is a request for readers in inventory.
This Georgia DOT project must be capable of reading the new 6C transponders supplied by Federal Signal/Sirit, Neology, TransCore and others. It is a more modern version of the ISO 18000-6B sticker tag transponders that TransCore developed and has a patent on as eGo, and later eGo Plus. TransCore's eGo series transponders are the dominant means by which tolls are collected in Texas (brands TxTag, EZ TAG and TollTag), Washington State (Good To Go!) and Florida (Sunpass Mini) as well as on the Georgia 400 Toll Road operated by Georgia Tollway (Cruise Card).
In Georgia, TransCore is contracted to supplying 6C transponders which are being marketed under the brand PEACH PASS, Keep Moving!