FHWA Traffic Noise Model 3.0 User Interface

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is soliciting for proposals to interface the FHWA Traffic Noise Model (TNM) version 3.0 acoustics library with computer aided design (CAD) and/or geographic information systems (GIS) software. This BAA seeks to facilitate use of a variety of user interfaces for TNM v3.0. This will allow for greater interoperability between design tools used by state DOTs and consultants using CAD and GIS software. Ideas may also include interfacing TNM v3.0 with new, open source, or web based applications and use of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards. This program focuses on innovative solutions that maximize user flexibility and options while implementing requirements of TNM v3.0. Offerors should become familiar with the FHWA TNM to increase the likelihood of a successful proposal. In preparation of offerors developing their pre-proposals, the offerors may download previous versions of TNM, user manual and technical manual at http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/noise/traffic_noise_model/. This project consists of a pre-proposal phase during which the FHWA solicits ideas from offerors on how to solve the research question and a full proposal phase during which the FHWA will invite selected offerors of pre-proposals to submit a full proposal implementing the ideas presented in their pre-proposal.