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 Classifieds for December 22, 2014

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  • Bids/Proposals

    • City of Wilsonville - RFP


      Wilsonville, Oregon SMART Transit has issued a
      Request for Proposal (RFP) for a real-time traveler
      information and data collection/tracking technology

      The RFP, is available on online at the City of
      Wilsonville “Doing Business” page: http://www. Proposals
      are due January 20, 2015.

    • Connecticut Department of Transportation - RFQ


      The Connecticut Department of Transportation
      (“CTDOT”) is seeking to engage a qualified and experienced
      contractor (“Service Provider”) to provide
      the services required for train operations and station
      and parking management for CTDOT’s new CTrail
      Hartford Line passenger rail service (“CTrail Hartford
      Line Service”) between New Haven, Connecticut
      and Springfield, Massachusetts. CTDOT has issued a Request for Qualifications (“RFQ”), solicitation
      #14DOT7004, to solicit Statements of Qualifications
      (“SOQs”) from those interested in being considered
      for this project. The RFQ provides a description of the
      CTrail Hartford Line Service and stations, as well as
      detailed requirements for the Service Provider.
      The RFQ is available on the CTDOT contracting
      portal website at:
      scp_search/BidResults.aspx (“RFQ Website”).
      Further information about the CTrail Hartford
      Line Service is available at:
      There will be an optional informational meeting
      regarding the RFQ on Thursday, January 15, 2015,
      held either at CTDOT headquarters (2800 Berlin Turnpike,
      Newington, CT) or by internet webinar, to be determined
      by CTDOT. Please refer to the RFQ Website
      for information posted regarding the location, time,
      and other details of the informational meeting.
      CTDOT is conducting a two-step Service Provider
      selection process, as follows:
      A. In Step 1 of the process, those responding to the
      RFQ (“Responders”) will submit SOQs, and CTDOT
      will review the SOQs and determine a short
      list of Responders (“Short List”) that it will invite
      to participate in Step 2.
      B. In Step 2 of the process, CTDOT will release to
      the Short List the Request for Proposals (RFP)
      to solicit technical and cost proposals. Those
      who submit a proposal in response to the RFP
      are referred to as “Proposers.” CTDOT will review
      proposals submitted, determine the “best value”
      proposal, i.e., the best combination of price and
      quality when performing the work, and negotiate
      the agreement with the selected Proposer.
      SOQs for CTrail Hartford Line Service Provider are
      due by 3:00 p.m. E.S.T. on Friday, February 27, 2015.
      No SOQs received after this deadline will be considered.
      Detailed instructions on how to submit SOQs
      are included in the RFQ.

    • City of Phoenix Public Transit Department - RFP


      The City of Phoenix Public Transit Department
      requests proposals from qualified firms interested
      in providing facilities maintenance services for Cityowned
      transit properties, in accordance with the
      specifications and provisions of the RFP. The contract
      shall commence on August 9, 2015 and expire June
      30, 2020.

      Interested persons may obtain the RFP and exhibits
      by downloading a copy from the City’s internet:

      Kimberly Hayden, Contracts Specialist II
      City of Phoenix Public Transit Department
      302 North First Avenue, Suite 900
      Phoenix, Arizona 85003-1598
      (602) 256-3239 FAX (602) 534-8289
      E-mail: (preferred)
      A pre-proposal conference will be held on
      Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. MST (local
      time). Interested proposers should convene at the
      City of Phoenix Public Transit Department, 302 North
      First Avenue, 9th Floor, Room 9A, Phoenix, Arizona
      85003. A one-time walk-through site inspection of
      the three (3) transit facilities will be conducted following
      the pre-proposal conference. Please allow
      approximately two (2) hours for each site.
      Proposals will be received by the Public Transit
      Department, 302 North First Avenue, Suite 900, Phoenix,
      Arizona 85003, no later than 2:00 p.m. local time
      on Thursday, February 12, 2015.
      Late proposals will
      not be considered

    • American Public Transportation Association - RFP

      Study to Quantify the Economic Impact of High-
      Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Projects in Terms
      of Return-on-Investment.

      The American Public Transportation Association
      is seeking services for the development of a High-
      Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) Public
      Benefits Methodology. The objectives of the study
      described by this RFP are to:
      1. Conduct a literature review of studies that
      identify specific economic and public benefits
      associated with HSIPR and/or propose specific
      methodologies for estimating benefits.
      2. Review estimates of benefits prepared for
      HS&IPR projects under serious consideration.
      3. Identify and document a full range of economic
      and public benefits expected to be realized by
      HSIPR projects.
      4. Develop a consistent methodology for estimating
      5. Prepare complete estimates of public benefits
      for each project currently in development using
      the methodology devised for this study.
      6. Catalogue actual outcomes of investment in
      high speed rail projects internationally and
      present those findings in a way that they can be
      related to the US situation.
      The full RFP available online at
      or by contacting APTA Vice President – Policy, Art
      Guzzetti, at
      Proposals must be received on or before Friday,
      January 30, 2015.

    • State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation - RFP


      The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation
      (“CTDOT”), has issued a Request for Proposals
      (“RFP”), solicitation #14DOT7003, to solicit proposals
      and procure a Ticket Vending Machine System (“System”)
      for the new CTrail Hartford Line passenger rail
      service. The RFP, including the Scope of Work and
      other documents, provide a description of CTrail
      Hartford Line service and stations, as well as detailed
      requirements for the System.

      The RFP is available at the CTDOT contracting
      portal website:

      Further information about the CTrail Hartford
      Line is available at:
      The Scope of Work includes, but is not limited
      to, the design, manufacture, and installation of the
      ticket vending machines (“TVMs”) and the operation
      and maintenance of the System, including, among
      other things, the TVMs and the Data Collection and
      Reporting System components, for an initial 5-year
      period with 2 successive options for CTDOT to extend
      the operation and maintenance of the System for
      an additional 5-year period. The Scope of Work also
      includes potential option work that may be exercised
      by CTDOT during the term of its agreement with the
      selected proposer.

      Proposals are due by 3:00 p.m. E.S.T. January 28,
      2015. No Proposals received after this deadline will
      be considered. Detailed instructions on how to submit
      proposals are included in the RFP.

      CTDOT will negotiate an agreement with the
      successful Proposer. A draft agreement, specifying
      the provisions that CTDOT requires, is included with
      the RFP.

    • Suffolk County Purchasing Division - RFP


      Suffolk County Purchasing Division on behalf of the Suffolk County Department of Public Works/Transportation Division is Seeking Proposals to provide FTA Post-Delivery Audit and In-Plant Production Line Inspection Services at Shepard Brothers, Inc., Canandaigua and Penn Yan, New York.

      SC Purchasing RFP No. 14036
      Commodity Code: 961 45
      Submissions Due Date: January 16, 2015
      (Advertised: December 18, 2014)

      The specifications for this RFP are available:
      • Accessing website: go to link for ‘Bids and Proposals’ and follow the directions
      • In person: SC Purchasing Office, 335 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980
      • By faxing (631) 852-5221
      • By Emailing:
      • By calling (631) 852-5463 with the RFP number and your address
      • Technical questions due by January 2, 2015 by 3:30 PM
      Must be in writing (email acceptable)
      Proposals due January 16, 2015, by 3:30 PM
      Submitted to Suffolk County Purchasing Office

    • Park City Municipal Corporation - RFP


      Request for Proposals and Technical Specifications is now available for the purchase of eleven (11) 29’ – 40’ Low Floor Transit buses with an option for up to 29 additional buses, as described in the Request for Proposals. They are available by contacting Darren Davis, Transit Administrative Team Leader, by fax at (435) 658-8945, or electronically at

      This procurement will be funded using local and Federal Transit Administration funds. The successful proposer will be required to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws. Park City Municipal Corporation encourages Disadvantaged Business Enterprises to submit proposals and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

      Park City Municipal Corporation reserves the right to reject or declare unresponsive any or all proposals, with or without cause, to waive any minor irregularities in any proposal, and to make awards in its best interest. A proposal guarantee is required from each proposer equivalent to five (5) percent of the proposal price of eleven (11) buses. The “proposal guarantee” shall consist of a firm commitment such as a bid bond certified check, or other negotiable instrument accompanying the proposal as assurance the proposer will, upon acceptance of their proposal, execute such contractual documents as may be required within ninety (90) days of the proposal due date.

    • Muncie Public Transportation Corporation - RFP


      Notice is hereby given that Request for Proposals will be received by the Muncie Public Transportation Corporation, 1300 East Seymour Street, Muncie, Indiana 47302 until 8:30 a.m. Thursday January 29th, at which time and place proposals will be opened and publicly read aloud. The proposals are for:
      A software package that provides daily operator and vehicle assignments, tracks pay hours by mode, generates payroll files in a format usable by MITS’ payroll company, tracks attendance by type of absence, and is compatible with or replaces MITS current scheduling and real-time passenger information systems.

      Specifications and further information may be obtained from the Muncie Indiana Transit System, 1300 East Seymour Street, Muncie, Indiana 47302; telephone (765) 282-2762.
      All bidders will be required to certify they are not on the U.S. Comptroller General’s consolidated list of ineligible contractors. Manufacturers appearing on said list will be considered ineligible.
      The successful bidder will be required to comply with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations.
      The MPTC hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprise will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

      The MPTC reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids as the MPTC deems in its best interest.

    • Tuolumne County Transit Agency - RFP


      The Tuolumne County Transit Agency (TCTA) is seeking proposals for a four year agreement to manage and operate the Tuolumne County Regional Public Transit System, Tuolumne County Transit. Tuolumne County Transit provides both fixed route and demand response services. A Request for Proposals (RFP) document containing general conditions, specifications, instructions for Proposers and all necessary Proposal Forms will be available on the website on December 18, 2014. Proposals will be due on February 19, 2015, with a startup date for the Agreement of July 1, 2015. The RFP may be accessed on the website or by submitting a letter of interest to: Tuolumne County Transit Agency, Senior Administrative Analyst, 2 S. Green St., Sonora, CA, 95370; or

  • Help Wanted

    • City of Modesto - Transit Analyst

      $5,496.66 - $6,683.34

      The successful candidate will experience a variety of public transportation challenges and opportunities in a team oriented environment. Some initial duties include procuring transit vehicles, equipment and services; ensuring compliance with federal procurement regulations; monitoring transit operations; responding to customer concerns; conducting surveys; and overseeing the City’s transit center and Amtrak station.

      The incumbent will conduct research and analysis on a variety of transit related issues and topics; document findings and justify recommendations.

      Apply on line at
      The City of Modesto is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    • Community Transit - Chief Executive Officer


      The Chief Executive Officer reports to a 10 member Board of Directors and has overall responsibility for 525 FTS’s through the Executive Management Team. The agency operates over 26 local routes, 19 commuter routs, and 6 contract routes. In 2013, there were 9.1 million boardings. The fleet includes 224 fixed route buses, 396 vanpool vans, and 54 DART vehicles. The 2015 operating expenses are budgeted at $116M, and the capital program is $69M. Community Transit is in excellent financial condition with 20 years of clean audits. The agency’s reserves are fully funded.

      Candidates should have outstanding communication skills, be responsive to the needs of the Board of Directors and be able to implement their policy decisions. Background should include 7 to 10 years of progressively responsible positions within complex organizations with similar staff size and overall operating budgets. Education should include attainment of a bachelor’s degree, an advanced degree would be a valuable asset.

      For more information on this position, please download the recruitment brochure from Community Transit’s website ( A link to it is on the home page. To apply please send a cover letter and resume by December 31, 2014 to: Jan Cooper or Dick Sandaas. JENSEN & COOPER, INC. 5400 Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA 98033 or

    • Capital Area Transportation Authority - Director of Maintenance


      Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA), Lansing, Michigan, is one of the nation’s most progressive transit systems and a two-time APTA “Outstanding Public Transportation System” award winner. CATA seeks applicants for the position of Director of Maintenance. The position participates on the Executive Staff and manages all aspects of the Maintenance Department and all phases of maintenance and repair of all CATA vehicles. Five years experience in public transit is desirable, with bachelor’s degree and experience preferred. Five years experience in managing fleet maintenance, working in heavy duty diesel equipment repair/maintenance. Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Position requires flexibility in working outside of normal business hours.
      Starting salary of $75,500 to $98,150, with outstanding benefits including pension, health care, vacation, etc. Relocation assistance available. For immediate consideration, candidates should submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources via email to; thru our website at; fax to 517-367-7275; or, mail to: 4615 Tranter St., Lansing, MI, 48910. Position remains open until filled.
      CATA is an equal opportunity employer, responsive to the needs of the diverse community we serve. EOE M/F.

    • Capital District Transportation Authority - Planner

      The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Planner. In this role you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge of transportation and transit planning to a variety of planning projects throughout CDTA’s four county service area. Our ideal candidate will have a demonstrated history of successful planning project work.

      CDTA offers competitive salaries and benefits including health, dental, vision, vacation, tuition assistance, participation in the New York State pension system and a fun, supportive work environment.

      If you are interested in this position, please apply on our website at:

    • Clallam Transit System - Finance Manager


      Located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the gateway to the Olympic National Park, Clallam Transit System is seeking a Finance Manager in Port Angeles, Washington. The Finance Manager serves as auditor and treasurer, primarily responsible for managing the financial transactions of the rural transit system. The financial transactions and activities include but are not limited to payroll, payroll-related deductions, accounts payable, general ledger, fixed assets, accounts receivable, banking functions, investments, and other related functions. The incumbent will perform a variety of departmental development and planning functions which require innovative problem solving and considerable initiative in support of all financial activities.

      $63,438 - $85,317 with excellent benefits package. Hiring salary DOQ.

      A completed application, cover letter and resume should be submitted to Clallam Transit System by mail to Clallam Transit Administration Office at 830 W. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles, WA 98363, no later than 5:00 p.m. local time on January 9, 2014. Information on the area and agency, and a copy of the application and job duties are available at Interviews will tentatively be scheduled January 16, 2015.

      Clallam Transit System is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    • Utah Transit Authority - General Counsel


      Come build a career today with Utah Transit Authority (UTA), the American Public Transit Association 2014 Outstanding Public Transportation System of the year. UTA strengthens and connects communities with more than 44 million riders annually with a system of innovative, sustainable and accessible service. If you have the talent to succeed and enthusiasm to make it happen, we look forward to hearing from you today.

      Job Summary:
      Responsible for UTA’s legal strategy and service. Provides legal advice, implements policies and procedures, and ensures compliance with internal policies and regulatory requirements. Renders independent legal advice to the Board of Trustees and performs other duties specifically assigned by the Board. Serves as General Counsel under the terms of the UTA Transit District Act and the UTA bylaws. Drafts resolutions and ordinances of the Board. Determines UTA’s legal strategy and provides legal advice to the Board, the President/CEO and all departments. Manages subordinate legal staff. Selects, assigns and supervises outside counsel as necessary to represent UTA in special matters.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      Juris Doctorate in law from an accredited college or university program. Must be licensed and admitted to practice law in the State of Utah, or have a license to practice law in a State which has a reciprocity agreement with the State of Utah.

      Experience: Seven years actively engaged in the practice of law in corporate and/or public law fields or equivalent. Transit related experience preferred. Knowledge of laws affecting quasi-government entities and demonstrated experience in developing positive relationships with regulatory agencies, funding agencies internal staff and the community is preferred.
      Preference will be given to individuals with
      managerial experience monitoring the work of other lawyers.
      Please email your resume to by December 31, 2014.

    • Orange County Transportation Authority - Section Supervisor IV

      TRANSIT/BUS OPS 2014-1502
      About OCTA:
      The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is the county’s primary transportation agency.  OCTA creates, funds and delivers efficient transportation for Orange County.  We keep Orange County moving with extensive bus and paratransit service, Metrolink commuter rail service, the 91 Express Lanes Toll Road, motorist services and freeway, street and road improvement projects.  OCTA began in in 1991 with the consolidation of seven separate transportation agencies.  OCTA is dedicated to its organizational mission and core values.  OCTA’s mission is to develop and deliver transportation solutions to enhance quality of life and keep Orange County moving.  OCTA’s core values consist of integrity, teamwork, communication, customer focus, and can-do spirit.
      Under general direction, coordinates and supervises the planning and execution of training programs, driver evaluations, and activities for Coach Operator training.
      This position is in Salary Grade P: Min $57,470.20 – Mid $72,425.60 – Max $87,339.20 per year. The hiring range for this position is from $57,470.20 to $76,046.88 per year.
      This position will remain open until filled.
      • Determines Coach Operator and Paratransit vehicle driver training needs and develops and coordinates schedules and instructor assignments.
      • Provides supervision to Operations Instructors, including developing and maintaining performance reviews and plans, addressing performance issues, assessing development needs, and encouraging staff's professional development.  Evaluates Instructor performance and delivery of driver training by reviewing class participant evaluations and participant success percentages.
      • Provides advice and counsel on Operations issues by attending regularly scheduled committee meetings and by responding to specific inquiries.
      • Interprets state and federal driver training, certification, and records regulations and ensures that staff is kept up to date on regulation changes and that course content is in compliance.
      • Conducts classroom driver training and behind-the-wheel training.
      • Develops new training programs for drivers and assists in the annual review of existing training programs, developing recommendations for program revision and approving content changes.
      • Establishes and maintains internal and external professional relationships to support the effectiveness of Coach Operator training.
      • Develops and coordinates scheduling of probationary, routine, recertification, and comprehensive driver evaluations.
      • Participates in the preparation and monitoring of the section's budget.
      Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree with approximately four to seven years of progressively responsible experience in transit or training.  Two years of previous lead experience preferred.  Prior bus operator experience is desirable.
      Special Qualifications:
      California Commercial Driver License, Class B with "P" passenger endorsement; U.S. Department of Transportation Safety Institute completion certificate for the Mass Transit Instructor Orientation and Training Course; DMV Examiner Certification; Valid Medical Examiner's Certificate (DL-51); Current Verification of Transit Training Document.
      Knowledge of:
      • Operation of large motor coaches and paratransit vehicles.
      • Instructional design principles and adult training methods.
      • State and federal regulations covering commercial vehicle operations, training, and licensing.
      • Needs assessment tools and project management skills.
      • Defensive driving techniques and equipment pre-trip procedures.
      Ability to:
      • Develop work plans, policies, and procedures.                
      • Train, supervise, and counsel employees.                     
      • Develop and enforce standards, policies, and procedures.     
      • Manage project schedules and meet deadlines.                 
      • Conduct classroom, road, and behind-the-wheel driver training.
      The above statements are intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
      Compensation and Benefits:
      OCTA offers an attractive compensation and benefits package.  The specific features of this package include: medical, dental and vision insurance; retirement; vacation and holiday pay; life insurance; deferred compensation plan; short-term and long-term disability plans; flexible spending accounts; educational reimbursement; and ergonomic/wellness programs.  Salary is dependent upon qualifications.
      Application and Selection Process:
      For further information about this exciting career opportunity and to apply online, please visit our website at  Applications must include a ten year work history and be fully complete.  We are unable to accept resumes in lieu of an online application.  OCTA does not sponsor H1B or other work visas.  For additional information, please contact the Employment Office at (714) 560-5600. 
      OCTA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and ensures that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status.

    • San Mateo County Transit District - Director of Contracts and Procurement

      $2,107 – $3,056 PER WEEK ($109,605 - $158,928 ESTIMATED ANNUAL)

      The San Mateo County Transit District serves nearly 100,000 customers each weekday on its SamTrans buses, Redi-Wheels paratransit vehicles, Caltrain commuter rail cars and shuttles, as well as a robust capital program. The Transit District, which is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, is seeking a Director of Contracts and Procurement to be responsible for direction of the procurement function to include management and oversight of all phases of procurement of supplies, equipment, rolling stock, materials, services, professional services, construction, and other public works.

      Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics or related field, plus sufficient full time professional experience in procurement, materials and contract administration management, including experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity. Knowledge of applicable state, federal (Federal Transit Administration Third Party Contracting Guidelines and the Federal Acquisition Regulation), local laws, rules and regulations governing public transit agency purchasing. Must have excellent oral, written and presentation skills.

      This posting is Open until Filled with an Application review cutoff on the 5th of each month. To apply, please visit our website at, and follow the related application instructions.

      The San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

    • Alameda County Transportation Commission - Senior Transportation Planner


      Salary: $93,906 - $122,077 Annually
      Final Filing Date: January 9, 2015

      Alameda CTC is looking for a motivated, highly specialized individual to serve as the lead transportation planner of locally funded programs (sales tax revenues and vehicle registration fees), including pass-through programs. The Senior Transportation Planner will manage, coordinate, and facilitate the development and administration of funding distribution, programming policies and procedures, grants guidelines, evaluation criteria, selection, monitoring and control processes; and provides professional assistance to the executive team in areas of expertise.

      EDUCATION: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in regional or urban planning, transportation planning, civil engineering, business or public administration, or a related field.

      EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in transportation and/or transit planning or professional experience in planning, zoning and related activities.

      Final Filing Date: January 9th, 2015. To apply, candidates must submit a fully completed and signed Commission application and a resume via email to or by mail to Koff & Associates, 6400 Hollis Street, Suite 5, Emeryville, CA 94608 by January 9th, 2015.

      An application can be obtained at
      Alameda CTC is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer

      Female, Minority, and Disabled Candidates are Encouraged to Apply

      Additional information about Alameda CTC can be found on their website at

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