Presentation on theme: "ILLINOIS’ VEHICLE INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAM TRANSITIONING TO A NEW TESTING CONTRACTOR (Spring 2007 – Spring 2008) Presentation to: East-West Gateway."— Presentation transcript:
ILLINOIS’ VEHICLE INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAM TRANSITIONING TO A NEW TESTING CONTRACTOR (Spring 2007 – Spring 2008) Presentation to: East-West Gateway Air Quality Advisory Committee May 22, 2008 Chris Demeroukas Manager, Division of Mobile Source Programs, Bureau of Air Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
2 Overview Illinois Program: Centralized Program - to April 30, 2008 -Contractor: Envirotest Illinois, Inc. New Program Design/Bidding Process – 2004-2007 New “Hybrid” Program – May 1, 2008 Onward - Main Contractor: Applus Technologies, Inc. Implementation Issues Q & A
3 Illinois Program to April 30, 2008: Centralized Program – Contractor: Envirotest Northeastern Illinois and Metro-East St. Louis Areas Centralized, Test-Only Network 27 Stations - 107 Lanes Test Volume -~2 million test per year (to Jan. 2007) -~1.7 million tests per year (beginning Feb. 2007) Biennial test frequency w. 4-year new car “exemption” 1996 and Newer Passenger cars, LDT and HDV (beginning Feb. 1, 2007) Test types: - OBD - Idle - Gas cap Other elements: “ Free test”(i.e., no direct motorist fee) Cost: approx. $21 per test to 2006, $13 per test for Feb. 2007- Apr. 2008 Converted to “Registration Denial” Enforcement January 1, 2008
4 New Illinois Program Design: Request for Proposals Development/Bidding Process - 2004 to 2007 New Program Goals: Optimize the program to provide CAA required emission reductions - Provide significant share of reductions necessary to reach attainment of the 8-hour NAAQS - Meet applicable performance standards Operate at a significantly reduced cost - Operate within current funding constraints - No direct motorist fee Develop specifications that provides opportunity for competitively bidding the project
5 New Illinois Program Design: Request for Proposals Development/Bidding Process - 2004 to 2007 (con’t) Bidding Specifications to Meet Goals: Range of Possible Test Networks Increased -Minimally require a “full-service” core of testing stations Increased Test System Automation -Automated VID access -Use of bar code scanners and other tools to minimize data entry and testing errors Enhanced Test Quality Assurance Features -Contractor required to incorporate features to identify fraud -Video surveillance image capture for each test Improved VID Access/Support -Web-based, include support for VIN decoding, DLC locators, Exception tables
6 New Illinois Program Design: Request for Proposals Development/Bidding Process - 2004 to 2007 (con’t) Bidding Specifications to Meet Goals (con’t): Enhanced Customer Information System - Web-based - Station locations - Current wait times - Repair facility performance Provisions for contractor support for fleet-self testing OBD Self-service pilot program (three locations) Simplified contractor reimbursement formula Five-year term with allowance for two one-year extensions
7 Illinois Program – May 1, 2008 Onward: “Hybrid” Program – Main Contractor: Applus Technologies, Inc. Network: Centralized Stations (17 total) -9 Full Service -5 OBD Only Decentralized Stations (approx. 38 total) -Appointment-only Other -Support for fleet testing, self-service kiosks Technology: Met requirements of Request For Proposals Exceeded certain requirements: - Robust, web-based data and video transfer system (“I/M Dashboard”) - High level of fraud prevention features (vehicle “fingerprinting”, inspector iris scans prior to each test, pictures and video of each test stored, etc.). - Highly developed and configurable testing software – able to make improvements/corrections quickly Cost/Term: $6.95/test – per test cost does not change over the life of the contract Savings of approx. $30 million/year as compared to centralized, IM240- based program 5 years of testing, 2 option years (at state’s discretion)
8 Illinois Program Implementation Issues Start-Up Issues: Network Design/Development -Centralized Stations – build or purchase? – when? -Decentralized Stations – integrating franchisees into contractor’s system / meeting state data and security requirements Software Development -Possibly more complex than contractor anticipated -Significant data migration transition issues from prior contractor
9 Illinois Program Implementation Issues (con’t) Remaining Issues: Database clean-up/access/software issues Finalizing Remaining Centralized Facilities - Two left to complete – expected to be within next two weeks.
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