The Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that it is looking for private sponsorship for the Connecticut Highway Assistance Motorist Patrol (CHAMP) program.
NBC Connecticut reported last month that the service was listed as being cut in the new state budget. Currently the CHAMP program runs using a combination of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and State of Connecticut funds. The DOT is in search of a private sponsor that would offset the state’s cost.
The CHAMP program has a 15-vehicle fleet that patrols highways across Connecticut. In 2015 CHAMP drivers assisted more than 16,000 motorists.
Vendors interested in sponsoring the program can register online for updates on when new RFP’s will be issued through the Connecticut DAS Business Network.