Passenger Transport December 2019 Vol 77 No 24 - 10

Industry Briefs
Operation Lifesaver Launches
Redesigned Website-Opera-

an affiliated company of Complete
Coach Works, recently went live with a
redesigned and rebranded website at In addition to improved
design features, updated content
throughout the site provides expanded
information on the company's history,
core values and capabilities.

tion Lifesaver Inc. has launched a
redesigned website ( to
further its mission of preventing deaths
and injuries on or near train tracks. New
features include sections devoted to
safety near trains, track statistics and a
materials library.

Palm Tran Service Board Chair Carmencita Mitchell, who is legally blind, arrives at a meeting in one
of the new Toyota Siennas. She is assisted by MV Transportation Operator Fedna Lormil.

Palm Tran Connection
Adds Vehicles to Fleet
Palm Beach, FL, recently added 29 new
Toyota Sienna vans to its paratransit
Unlike most of the agency's paratransit vehicles, which are wheelchairaccessible, the Siennas will serve
ambulatory individuals with other types
of disabilities, such as blindness, with
the objective of improving service
productivity based on current growth
"We're hopeful that the drivers will
be able to make better time to expedite
what we do with our passenger pickups
and dropoffs," said Palm Tran Connection Operations Manager Charlie
The Siennas join an existing fleet of
cutaways and wheelchair-accessible
minivans. The procurement is part of
Palm Tran Connection's retirement and
expansion plan.
The new vehicles feature safety
devices similar to those found on Connection's cutaway vehicles, such as
fire extinguishers and first aid kits.
However, they also now have a sleeker,
more modern appearance as part of
Palm Tran's rebranding initiative. Logos
have been redesigned and the base
paint color changed to silver.

Executive Director Clinton B. Forbes
said, "It is critical we continually pursue
the latest upgrades and innovations to
advance Palm Tran Connection, a service which increases travel mobility for
some of the most vulnerable residents
of Palm Beach County."
Palm Tran riders use Palm Tran Connection to access employment, recreational activities and, most importantly,
medical services. The vehicles operate
seven days a week, all hours of the day.
They can use Florida's Turnpike and
have Sun Pass transponders installed.
Palm Tran Connection has already
seen a noticeable difference in on-time
performance since the vehicles hit the
The paratransit system is preparing
for delivery of 35 new traditional paratransit vehicles, of which 32 will replace
older vehicles and the remaining three
being growth vehicles. These new
vehicles are currently in production at
Collins Bus in Hutchinson, KS.
Palm Tran Connection also is making plans for its Connection Efficiency
Project, which will evaluate the service's
overall operations from eligibility, reservation trip negotiations, ADA services
and more.

MARTA Unveils Mural at
East Lake Station
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid
Transit Authority (MARTA)
recently unveiled a new mural
by artist Nico Romero at its
East Lake Station. The mural
was inspired by Romero's interaction with members of the
communities surrounding the
station: Kirkwood, East Lake,
Decatur and Oakhurst. Each
image relates to a conversation, experience or story told
to the artist by a community
member. MARTA's public art
program, Artbound, supports
visual and performing arts to
enhance the ridership experience, funded with 1 percent of
the agency's annual budget.

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SARTA Introduces Mobile
Tools-The Stark Area Regional

BYD Breaks Record in Colom-
bia-BYD has contracted with Trans-

Transit Authority (SARTA), Canton, OH,
now offers its customers apps and a
text alert subscription to help them
navigate the system. The available tools
include a mobile ticketing app; MyStop
app featuring SARTAPinPoint, which
allows vehicle tracking; and SARTA
Buzz, which provides text-based news,
updates and route alerts from the

Milenio SA in Bogotá, Colombia, to
manufacture and deliver 379 pure
electric buses to enter operation in
September 2020. This order will give
the city the largest electric bus fleet in
South America and one of the largest
in the world.

New Website for Shuttle Bus
Leasing-Shuttle Bus Leasing,

The Public Transit Marketplace-Passenger
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Passenger Transport is on a holiday break. The next issue will be published
Jan. 13, 2020. The deadline for classifieds is Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 at 3 p.m., EST.

RFP NO. 20-007
Long Beach Transit (LBT) is issuing this Request for
Proposal (RFP) for the provision of all equipment, labor, materials and management necessary to manufacture and deliver up to forty (40) 30/35-foot Low
Floor Battery Electric Buses (BEB) and infrastructure.
Obtaining Proposal Documents
The RFP, Terms, Conditions Requirements and
Specifications may be obtained electronically from
Planet Bids via this link:
This link will also be posted on LBT's website,, under ABOUT US > VENDOR PORTAL.
Proposal due Date and Submittal Requirements
All proposals will be due at 2PM PST on February 27, 2020.
Pre-Proposal Meeting Information
A Pre-Proposal Conference Call will be held on
Tuesday January 7, 2020. Participation is highly recommended but not required to submit a proposal.
Proposers may participate via conference call. To
join the meeting, please click this link https://zoom.
us/j/695793435 the webinar uses ZOOM meeting
you may be required to download and install ZOOM
Meeting software to run the webinar on your computer. We suggest you join the conference call early
to complete the download and installation prior to
the start of the webinar.
To join the conference call, dial 1-408-638-0968
and follow the instructions. Enter the access code 695
793 435 when prompted.
Proposers are reminded that any changes to the
RFP will be by written addenda only, and nothing
stated at the Pre-proposal Meeting shall change or
qualify in any way any of the provisions in the RFP
and shall not be binding on LBT. Proposers may submit written questions to the Procurement Manager
via Planetbids Q&A section only, identified above

up to the date specified in "Proposed Schedule for
the procurement." Responses will be shared with all
prospective Proposers by written addenda.
The following is the solicitation schedule for
Pre-Proposal Meeting/teleconference:
January 7, 2020, 10:00 AM PST
Proposer questions and requests are due by:
January 21, 2020, 5:00 PM PST
Responses to Proposer's questions will be returned by:
February 10, 2020, 5:00 PM PST
Proposal Due Date:
February 27, 2020, 2:00 PM PST
All proposals must be submitted in strict
compliance with the Proposal Instructions as prescribed in the RFP, and must be completely uploaded to
cfm?CompanyID=28908 no later than 2:00PM PST on
the Due date.
LBT hereby notifies potential proposers that all
firms will be afforded equal opportunity to submit
proposals in response to this request and will not be
discriminated against in consideration for award on
the basis of race, religion, color, sex, creed, marital
status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical
condition, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or
any other consideration made unlawful by federal,
state or local laws.
Identification of Source of Funding
Financial support of this project is provided
through a financial assistance from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
Janet Lahr, Manager of Procurement

LACMTA will receive Bids/Proposals for OP67225 One Ton Utility Trucks at the 9th Floor Receptionist
Desk, Vendor/Contract Management Department,
One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
A Pre-Bid conference will be held on Thursday,

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