Transit Center's Surveillance RFP Examined

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 06, 2010

In this note, we start a new series examining and critiquing published RFPs for surveillance systems. These are actual projects that are currently being bid. Here we examine an operations and maintenance center for a California City. For background, review the 71 page RFP for yourself.

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