NHDOT Awards Intelligent Transportation Systems Contract


New Hampshire’s Department of Transportation is upgrading its transportation systems and has awarded Maine-based Tilson Technology Management and Massachusetts-based MobilityTech a design-build contract valued at $4.23 million. Under the terms of the contract, the two companies will work on a project along the F. E. Everett Turnpike to improve traffic systems and potentially support self-driving cars.

The project includes design, planning and installation of dynamic message signs, closed circuit cameras roadway detectors, and wireless communications systems linking the ITS to the NHDOT Transportation Management Center. These systems streamline incident management, improve safety in work zones and facilitate greater fuel efficiency.

Tilson is an IT services and network deployment company that focuses on the public sector. The company is expected to bring its expertise in fiber optics, RF engineering and wireless construction to bear on this contract.

MobilityTech, which is a management consulting firm will be involved with the planning, design, implementation and operating phases of the project.

“The ITS will deliver real-time traffic and road condition information that helps people travel more safely, and it helps New Hampshire’s DOT manage their facilities more efficiently,” said Mike Costa, MobilityTech Principal and strategic partner to Tilson in a statement on the award. “Autonomous vehicles are right around the corner. The wireless infrastructure that Tilson builds out will be a key enabler to emerging technologies such as self-driving vehicles.”