Cincinnati issues RFP for transportation app

November 3, 2017 by  

Cincinnati recently announced that it is seeking a request for proposals (RFP) that will combine data from a number of sources to create an app allowing people customize their transportation options when they travel within the city.

The app is to be completely mobile-friendly, and is to be web-based as well, according to an article on the city’s website.

John Cranley, Cincinnati’s mayor, called the metropolis a “city of innovators” who have the expertise and knowledge to keep moving the city forward. Harry Black, the city manager, says the app should help everyone who travels through Cincinnati to optimize the experience to suit their own needs. He wants to make Cincinnati a smart city by enhancing the mobility and connectivity offered.

The RFP wants developers to take transportation data from a number of providers such as Red Bike, the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), and others, and combine it to create a web-based app users can access to plan their trips and choose the method of transit they use. Personalizing their transit choices is based on user preferences that include such matters as environmental concerns and cost.

The deadline for interested parties to return their RPF is January 19.

Officials who want a solid response to this type of request could use variable data printing to create unique letters for developers.