01-23-2017

Parsons to Continue Operating Freeway Service Patrol on Oahu, HI

PASADENA, CA (January 23, 2017) – Parsons has been awarded a 3‑year initial contract with two optional 1‑year renewals by the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) to continue running its Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) program on Oahu, HI, one of the most congested regions in the United States. Under an existing FSP contract that ends this year, Parsons has been delivering these services on the island for the last 4 years, providing roadside assistance to motorists, helping emergency responders at traffic incidents, and removing roadway debris. Parsons will be responsible for all aspects of the FSP program, including vehicle procurement and maintenance, staffing, training, and vehicle dispatch activities.

“Quickly towing disabled vehicles out of busy commute lanes relieves related traffic backups and helps prevent secondary accidents,” said Michael Johnson, Parsons Group President. “We’re proud of our record of success as Hawaii’s FSP provider. We’ve increased mobility and safety for the citizens of Oahu, and we look forward to continuing this partnership with HDOT over the next 3 to 5 years.”

The FSP program works closely with the City and County of Honolulu’s police, fire, emergency medical services, and transportation services departments to increase safety and reduce congestion on the Oahu freeways. It covers the island’s most congested 29 mi of freeway in both directions, including a 22-mi stretch along the H-1 Freeway from Kunia Road to Ainakoa Avenue, 4.8 mi of the H-201 Moanalua Freeway, and 2.1 mi of the H-2 Freeway from the H-1/H-2 interchange to Ka Ua Boulevard. The FSP provides motorist assistance free of charge on weekdays between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m., excluding holidays.

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