SOURCE: Battelle

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October 16, 2012 14:26 ET

Battelle Wins Three US DOT Contracts Worth as Much as $115M

Work Will Support Transportation System Management and Operations for the Federal Highway Administration

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) - Battelle has won three indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts to support the United States Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for potentially the next five years. The contracts have a ceiling value of more than $115 million during that time. Battelle, along with the members of its contract team, has the right to bid on all the work for three base years and an option for two more.

Experts from Battelle have been working on the Highway Administration's Office of Operations projects for the past decade and view the three recomplete wins as evidence of results completed in superior fashion. "These new contract wins not only allow us to continue to do important work for the Department of Transportation, they allow us to bring the best and brightest at Battelle to work on important transportation issues," said Deepak Gopalakrishna, IDIQ Program Manager for Battelle's Critical Infrastructure Transportation Operations Division.

The three contracts supporting the FHWA are broken down as follows:

*As much as $68,851,836 for intelligent transportation systems. This work relates to use of technology, connectivity and wireless communications and how they affect transportation. Battelle experts and others will develop new applications and approaches to transform mobility and safety using new technology.

*As much as $33,658,663 for support services relating to transportation management and operations. This work addresses all strategies to address recurring and non-recurring traffic congestion problems and improving driver mobility and safety without building new roads and highways.

*As much as $12,193,622 for traffic incident and emergency management. This work will develop methods for recovering from roadway disasters, reducing their impacts, developing performance measurements and improving coordination between the DOT and law enforcement and emergency personnel.

About Battelle
As the world's largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world's most pressing needs through its four global businesses: Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.5 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom.

Battelle's Transportation Operations Division focuses on solving today's transportation issues through the use of innovative technology-based solutions. Key focus areas for the division include Technology Development and Integration, Evaluation and Assessment of Transportation Systems including Rail Safety Systems, Policy Analysis and Regulatory Research Support, Human Factors Research, and Software Engineering.

Battelle also is one of the nation's leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

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