ALPHARETTA, GA — Two teams of road maintenance and advertising companies are competing for a contract to manage Georgia''s highway rest areas and welcome centers, according to WXIA-TV
The Georgia Department of Transportation
(DOT) announced a short list of bidders for the contract Friday: Vying for the work are the team of DBi Services
of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and The InterConnect Group Inc. of Alpharetta; and the team of Nashville, Tennessee-based Infrastructure Corporation of America
of Wellesley, Massachusetts, the article stated.
The DOT is looking to privatize the operation of the state''s 17 rest areas and nine welcome centers as a cost-cutting move, the article noted.
According to the article, the agency was spending about $4.5 million a year until fiscal 2008 on janitorial and landscaping for the facilities, but after the recession hit, the DOT reduced upkeep and closed two of the rest areas.