GDOT seeks partnership for rest area/welcome center operations

Press Release 

ATLANTA –The Georgia Department of Transportation today released a Notice of Intent to issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a partner to develop a comprehensive program to  manage the state's 17 rest areas and  nine welcome centers.

The procurement will be conducted and reviewed through the Department's Public Private Partnership (P3) Program.

"The Department recognizes that rest areas and particularly welcome centers should leave a good first impression on visitors to our state.  Our goal is to mitigate the cost of janitorial, landscaping and maintenance services through advertising and sponsorship so the first impression is an excellent one," said Georgia DOT Commissioner Vance Smith, Jr.

The RFQ for comprehensive management and maintenance of rest areas and welcome centers will post August 30, with a shortlist determined by the end of December.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is committed to providing a safe, seamless and sustainable transportation system that supports Georgia's economy and is sensitive to both its citizens and its environment.

Additional transportation revenues are imperative to grow and sustain Georgia's economic vitality and quality of life through the 21st Century.

Georgia is the 3rd fastest-growing state in the nation, yet 49th in per capita spending on transportation.

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Source: Georgia Department of Transportation