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Connecting the East Orlando Communities - Volume 1: Technical Application

1. Summary Table

Selection Criteria Description Reference
Technical Merit
  1. Degree that the proposed technology deployment aligns with vision, goals and focus areas in Section A of this announcement.
HIGH ‐ The project aligns with the program’s vision by integrating Smart City systems and communications into routine functions to address the region’s issues and challenges in safety, mobility, sustainability, economic vitality and air quality. The project’s ability to achieve specific Goals and Focus Areas identified in Section A are identified with a icon throughout the document. §2.1, 2.4, 2.9, 2.10
  1. Readiness of the proposed technology(ies) to be deployed, and the likelihood of success of the applicant to deploy and sustain the proposed technology(ies), including the proposed approaches to addressing any regulatory environment and other obstacles to deployment.
HIGH ‐ The Department has committed funding for the implementation of SunStore and the design for GreenWay and PedSafe projects ‐ the project is Connection‐Ready, and the grant funding will be utilized for deployment. Funding for operations and maintenance is committed in FDOT’S work program. §2.12
  1. Scalability or portability of the proposed technology deployment to other jurisdictions.
HIGH ‐ The project is designed with scalability and portability in mind, with this initial deployment in a subregion of East Orlando. The broader vision is for a future scaled deployment in the City Beautiful’s Central Business District and on routes of significance throughout the Central Florida region and statewide. §2.3
  1. Commitment to evaluate the effectiveness (i.e., cost‐benefit) of activities proposed.
HIGH ‐ The project has developed a methodology and dedicated funding to evaluate of activities. Based upon lessons learned from recent CV pilot deployments, the appropriate data collection equipment will be identified and included for the evaluation. UCF has also partnered on the project to research the project's effectiveness and provide real‐time enhancements to maximize effectiveness. §2.8
  1. Degree that the Application includes a program/project management structure or organization that will successfully oversee the proposed technology deployment.
HIGH ‐ The project includes a fully staffed team of experts with strong working relationships, and the project manager is currently overseeing over $150 million in ITS program funds. The team is already working together within their defined roles to successfully prepare the project for deployment. §3
  1. Expertise and qualifications of key personnel for managing or conducting appropriate aspects of the proposed technology deployment through the period of performance.
HIGH ‐ The key personnel identified for this project have the expertise and qualifications to successfully deploy and operate the project through the performance period. They are local experts that work in the area and know the area. The project's scalability and portability will continue to strengthen the Department's workforce capability as similar projects are developed and deployed. §3
  1. Cost will be considered in the award decision. The cost information will be analyzed to assess cost reasonableness and conformance to applicable cost principles. Applicants must provide the required matching funds, and supporting detail for these funds.
HIGH ‐ The project requests $12M in federal funding, which will be matched with $53M committed in non‐federal matching funds or in‐kind assets. The requested funds do not exceed the maximum and will be matched at a rate of 4.4:1 in non‐federal funds or in‐kind assets or services from its partners (FDOT, MetroPlan Orlando, UCF, local agencies). The cost estimate was vetted through Siemens, a technology provider, to verify accuracy. Volume 2
  1. Funding availability will also be considered in the award decision. This evaluation factor will not be rated, but will be considered in the award selection.
Available ‐ The project requests $12M in federal funding, less than the maximum for the grant, and will match the awarded funds with $53M committed in non‐federal funds or in‐kind assets and services. Cover
Project Prioritization
  1. The Department will prioritize projects that also enhance personal mobility and accessibility.
HIGH ‐ The project utilizes transportation technology, data, and services to better connect people to essential services including employment centers, health care, education facilities, healthy food, and recreation. The project removes physical barriers to access with deployments focused on enhancing transit services and pedestrian/bicycle accessibility. §2.1
  1. The Department may consider whether a project’s design is likely to generate benefits for all users of the proposed project, including non‐driving members of a community adjacent to or affected by the project.
HIGH ‐ The project has a primary focus on improving safety and mobility for all users, including improved
pedestrian/bicycle safety and improving public access to real time integrated traffic, transit and
multimodal transportation information to make informed travel decisions.
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