Passenger Transport May 2020 Vol 78 No 9 - 6

Industry Briefs
JTA Moves Operations to
JRTC-The Jacksonville (FL) Transportation Authority (JTA) is transitioning
most fixed-route bus operations from
the Rosa Parks Transit Station to the
Jacksonville Regional Transportation
Center at LaVilla (JRTC). JRTC will
become JTA's main downtown bus
transfer facility, serving regular and
express bus routes, the Skyway and
First Coast Flyer BRT.

App Helps Guide Vision-Impaired MCTS Riders-The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS)
has launched a pilot program that supports riders who are blind or low vision
with increased access to public transportation. Through the Aira app, users
can receive free, one-on-one assistance
riding the bus and navigating the more
than 5,000 stops in Milwaukee County.

HNTB Opens Las Vegas
Office-HNTB Corporation has
opened a new permanent office in Las
Vegas, near the McCarran International

Airport. HNTB has an established presence in the region; currently, the firm
is providing engineering services for
the Virgin Trains high-speed rail project
from Las Vegas, NV, to Victorville, CA.

The COMET Announces New
App-The COMET, Columbia, SC,
has announced a new way for riders
to track their bus with the mobile app
Transit. Users can easily navigate the
region, aided by accurate real-time
bus ETAs, trip planning, step-by-step
navigation and crowdsourced real-time
information with Transit's GO feature.

Momentum Dynamics,
GreenPower Announce OEM
Agreement-Momentum Dynamics and GreenPower Motor Company
Inc. have announced a three-year
OEM agreement to develop and sell
wirelessly charged, all-electric public
transit vehicles. The first vehicle to integrate Momentum Dynamics' wireless
charging will be GreenPower's EV Star
25-foot mini shuttle.

CLASSIFIEDS
BIDS/PROPOSALS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
GHTD RFP #10-020
ADA PARATRANSIT MANAGEMENT
SERVICES (RE-BID)
The Greater Hartford Transit District, Hartford, Connecticut is seeking a firm or firms
to provide Management Services for its ADA
paratransit operations. Proposal documents
may be obtained by calling the District at
(860) 380-2012 or emailing: ldrake@ghtd.org.
A mandatory pre-proposal conference will be
held on May 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM Local Time
via GoToMeeting. The purpose of the meeting
is to outline requirements; discuss the facility,
parking area and vehicles; as well as to provide
the opportunity for questions. Note: if an
agency participated in the previous pre-proposal conference on February 24, 2020, this
conference is NOT mandatory. It is suggested
that you confirm with the District that your
agency is exempt prior to the conference.
Proposals shall be submitted on or before
2:30 PM Local Time on July 15, 2020. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered and will be returned to the Proposer
unopened. Any changes, or any requests for
changes in the specifications, will not be recognized after sealed proposals are submitted
to the District.
Any contract resulting from this request for
proposals submitted is subject to a financial
assistance contract between the District and
the Connecticut Department of Transportation. Further, the equipment provided for
the paratransit service is funded with Federal
Transit Administration grants.

PARATRANSIT VEHICLE LINE
INSPECTION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE
SERVICES
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
SOUTH CENTRAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY
The South Central Transit Authority (SCTA) is
seeking proposals for the performance of inplant quality assurance inspections, including
Buy America audit services, to support the PA
Statewide Purchase of Paratransit Vehicles.
An original and five (5) copies of the proposal shall be received no later than 2:00

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PASSENGER TRANSPORT

MCI Marks Earth Day with Installation
Of HVC Charger

p.m., prevailing time, on Tuesday, May 26,
2020 and should be addressed to: Mr. David
W. Kilmer, Executive Director, South Central
Transit Authority, 45 Erick Road, Lancaster, PA
17601.
All proposals and contracts are subject to
all applicable state and federal laws and to
a financial assistance contract between the
South Central Transit Authority, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the U.S.
Department of Transportation Federal Transit
Administration.
Contractors will be required to comply with
all applicable Non-Discrimination, Non-Collusion, Lobbying, Debarment and Contractor
Integrity laws and regulations. Proposers must
certify they are not on the Comptroller General's list of ineligible contractors.
SCTA solicits and encourages disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE) participation.
DBE's shall be afforded full consideration of
their response and will not be subject to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex or
national origin in consideration for an award.
SCTA reserves the right to postpone, to
accept or reject any and all proposals, in whole
or in part, or to waive any and all informalities
in the RFP process, as SCTA deems to be in its
own best interest. Contract award is subject to
the firm's agreement to SCTA's terms and conditions. The Proposals shall be valid for sixty
(60) days from the date of submittal.
To receive a copy of the proposal documents, or for more information, contact Kevin
Hessler, Assistant Director of Capital Projects
& Planning, at (610) 406-4507 or khessler@
sctapa.com.
David W. Kilmer
Executive Director
South Central Transit Authority

BEAVER COUNTY TRANSIT
AUTHORITY (BCTA)
BUTLER TRANSIT AUTHORITY (BTA)
CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA
TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (CPTA)
WESTMORELAND COUNTY
TRANSIT AUTHORITY (WCTA)
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals
(hereinafter referred to as "bids") will be received by the Beaver County Transit Authority

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) marked Earth Day (April 22) with installation of its first heavyduty vehicle charger at its San Francisco Bay Area Service Center in Hayward, CA.
The center serves some of the largest public and private motor coach markets in the U.S.
and is the kickoff point for MCI's move into all-electric vehicles. The MCI J4500e CHARGE
will bring zero-emissions capability to the market, with deliveries planned later in 2020. In
2021, MCI will begin deliveries of the battery-electric D45 CRTe LE CHARGE, featuring a
low-entry vestibule with a seating area and ramp that significantly improves dwell times and
the boarding and rider experience.

(BCTA) at the BCTA administrative offices at
200 West Washington Street, Rochester, PA
15074 until 12 pm (ET) on Friday, May 29,
2020 under a Joint Bus Procurement for the
purchase of a minimum of Twenty Four (24)
and maximum of Thirty Three (33) Forty -five
(45) foot CNG powered over the road coaches,
during Fiscal Years 2020-21 through 2024-25,
as specified in the technical specifications.
All bids will be publicly opened on Friday,
May 29, 2020 at 12 pm ET at the BCTA Second
Floor Conference Room at 200 West Washington Street, Rochester, PA 15074.
All bids must be in the form prescribed by
the BCTA as detailed in this Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP is available on the BCTA
website at www.bcta.com beginning Friday,
May 1, 2020. This procurement is governed by
all applicable state and federal procurement
regulations.
The Procuring Agencies jointly reserve the
right to reject any and all bids or to award the
contracts in accordance with the procedures
as set forth in the Request.
All bids must be accompanied by Bid Bonds
or by money orders, certified checks, cashier's
checks, treasurer's checks, or bank drafts of any
national or state bank, in an amount equal to
five percent (5%) of the total first year bid price
payable to the first year Procuring Agencies
and conditioned upon the successful proposer
(hereinafter called "bidder") executing the
Contract and providing the Performance Bond
and the required insurance.
The Procuring Agencies hereby notify all
bidders that they will affirmatively insure that
in regards to any contracts entered into pursuant to this Request, Disadvantaged Business
Enterprises as defined by the United States
Government, are afforded full opportunity to
submit bids in response to this Request for
Proposal and will not knowingly discriminate
against any bidder upon the grounds of gender, race, color, or national origin in the consideration of award.
All bidders must clearly certify that they
are not an ineligible contractor as listed upon
the U.S. Comptroller General's list of ineligible
bidders or contractors.
The Procuring Agencies will be bound by
the terms of this Request only to the extent
bids are accepted and the funds, from whatever source, are available.
Mary Jo Morandini, General Manager -
BCTA

PUBLIC NOTICE AND
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority
(Metro) will receive proposals from qualified
firms to provide origin to destination demand
response service. Proposals must be received
in the Metro office at 201 N. Kansas Avenue,
Topeka, KS 66603 in sealed envelopes marked
"DEMAND RESPONSE SERVICE / RFP TM-2002" no later than 3:00 PM Central Time on
Thursday, June 11, 2020. The proposal schedule will allow for thirty-nine (39) calendar days
for proposal submission.
The RFP document package may be ob-

tained from Metro's office at 201 N. Kansas
Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603, on or after Monday,
May 4, 2020 by contacting Richard Appelhanz,
rappelhanz@topekametro.org. Interested
firms may download the RFP document package from Metro's website (www.topekametro.
org) or call (785) 730-8621 to arrange for
pickup or mailing.
The proposers will be required to comply
with all applicable state and federal Equal
Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and
regulations. Metro, in accordance with Title VI
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related regulations, hereby notifies all proposers that minority business enterprises will be afforded full
opportunity to submit proposals in response
to this invitation and will not be discriminated
against on the grounds of race, creed, color,
religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, familial status, national origin or ancestry,
age, physical or mental handicap unrelated to
ability, or military status in consideration for
an award.
Any agreement resulting from this RFP
is subject to financial assistance agreements
between Metro and the Federal Transit Administration.
In order to be eligible to submit a proposal, the proposer must not be included
on the United States Comptroller General's
Consolidated List of Persons or Firms currently
debarred or suspended from participating in
public contracts.
Metro reserves the right to accept any
proposal or any part or parts thereof. Metro
reserves the right to reject any or all proposals
and to waive irregularities therein, and all
proposers must agree that such rejection shall
be without liability on the part of Metro for
any penalty brought by a proposer because
of such rejections, nor shall the proposer seek
any recourse of any kind against Metro because of such rejections, and the filing of any
proposal in response to this solicitation shall
constitute an agreement of the proposer to
these conditions.
Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority
201 North Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603

PUBLIC NOTICE AND
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority
(Metro) will receive proposals from qualified
manufacturers or distributors to provide
paratransit cutaway buses. Proposals must be
received in the Metro office at 201 N. Kansas
Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603, in sealed envelopes
marked "PARATRANSIT BUSES / RFP TM-2001" no later than 3:00 PM Central Time on
Thursday, July 30, 2020. The proposal schedule will allow for eighty-eight (88) calendar
days for proposal submission.
The RFP document package may be obtained from Metro's office at 201 N. Kansas
Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603, on or after Monday,
May 4, 2020 by contacting Richard Appelhanz,
rappelhanz@topekametro.org. Interested
firms may download the RFP document package from Metro's website (www.topekametro.


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