TAMPA, FL ? The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has awarded a contract to Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) for statewide modeling and planning support.

Under the general planning contract, PB will support FDOT's Systems Planning Office to provide model development as well as research and maintenance of the Florida Standard Urban Transportation Model Structure (FSUTMS), which is used by the state's metropolitan planning organizations and FDOT districts. The goal is to ensure that Florida's transportation systems are evaluated consistently at both local and state levels.

PB will provide professional services to maintain, modify and upgrade, as necessary, various applications associated with the FSUTMS. PB will also develop, maintain and improve statewide model applications in support of the strategic intermodal system along with other modeling training and professional assistance as needed. The firm may also be required to provide multi-modal transportation model applications in support of urban, regional, and statewide short-range and long-range plans, corridor studies and other FDOT work program projects.

Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) is a leader in developing and operating infrastructure around the world, with 14,000 employees dedicated to meeting the needs of clients and communities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia-Pacific regions. PB offers skills and resources in strategic consulting, planning, engineering, program/construction management, and operations for all modes of infrastructure, including transportation, power, community development, water and the environment. Parsons Brinckerhoff is part of Balfour Beatty plc, the international infrastructure Group operating in professional services, construction services, support services and infrastructure investments (www.pbworld.com).