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 Classifieds for September 19, 2014

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  • Bids/Proposals

    • Altoona Metro Transit - RFP

      REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR USED BUSES
      Notice is hereby given that Altoona Metro Transit (dba AMTRAN) will receive sealed proposals at its office, 3301 Fifth Avenue, Altoona, PA, 16602, from qualified and responsible firms for the purchase of three (3) used (option for additional 3 buses), low-floor, 35’ Gillig buses to be used in support of fixed-route service. Proposals will be received until 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

      All proposals and related documents shall be subject to a financial assistance contract between the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and AMTRAN. All contractors must certify that they are not an ineligible contractor listed on the U.S. Comptroller General’s Debarred Bidders list. AMTRAN reserves the right to accept any proposal or reject any and all proposals on such basis as the purchaser deems to be in its best interest. AMTRAN hereby notifies all proposers that it will affirmatively ensure that Disadvantaged and Women’s 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 gender, race, color or national origin in consideration for an award. The successful proposer will be required to comply with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations.

      The Request for Proposal and other pertinent information may be obtained from AMTRAN at the above address or by contacting Gary Williams, Director of Maintenance, by phone at 814-944-4074 or via e-mail at garywilliams@amtran.org.
      Eric Wolf, General Manager

    • Missoula Urban Transportation District - RFP

      RFP # 04-14
      AUTOMATIC PASSENGER COUNTER SYSTEM
      Date Issued: September 5, 2014
      Submittal Due Date: October 3, 2014 -- Time: 2:00 PM
      The Missoula Urban Transportation District seeks written submittals from qualified firms to provide Stand-Alone Automatic Passenger Counting Systems.

      Complete specifications may be obtained from Eric Gabster, Project Manager, Missoula Urban Transportation District, 1221 Shakespeare, Missoula, Montana 59802. egabster@mountainline.com

      Proposals must be sealed to be accepted, with the principal submitter’s name and phone number in the lower left corner of the envelope. All submissions shall contain one (1) complete original and four (4) complete copies delivered to the following address:
      Eric Gabster, Project Manager
      Missoula Urban Transportation District
      1221 Shakespeare St.
      Missoula, MT 59802

    • Regional Transit Authority of New Orleans - IFB

      PUBLIC NOTICE
      REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY
      MULTI-FORMAT READER DEVICES
      INVITATION FOR BID (IFB) #2014-023

      Project Description: The Regional Transit Authority of New Orleans invites qualified vendors to provide 300 smart technology fare collection units (multi-format reader devices) designed for collection of transit fares per specifications in IFB 2014-023.

      How to obtain a copy of the IFB: Specifications and further information concerning the IFB may be obtained September 9, 2014 from the RTA’s E-BID website at https://www.ebidexchange.com/NORTA. You will be required to first register on this website. The IFB can also be obtained at Regional Transit Authority’s website at http://www.norta.com and at 2817 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119.

      A Pre-Bid Conference will be held in the RTA Board Room on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM.

      Responding to IFB: Bids shall be submitted thru the RTA’s Procurement E-Bid Exchange website and upon request (1) one hardcopy may be accepted by mail or delivered to the Regional Transit Authority, Procurement Department, 2817 Canal St., New Orleans, LA, 70119 on or before 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 8, 2014.

      A Bid Opening will be held in the RTA Board Room on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Any questions or further information concerning the IFB may be submitted to Adonis C. Expose’, beginning on September 9, 2014, via e-mail at adonis.expose@transdev.com or the website at www.norta.com.

      RTA in accordance with 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 26 has an obligation to ensure nondiscrimination of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and to comply with all federal, state and local regulations relative to utilization of DBEs on publicly funded projects. The RTA is committed to utilization of DBEs on all federally funded projects toward attainment of the agency’s established overall goal of 28%. No goal has been established for this project.

      Notice to all offerors is hereby provided that in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws the RTA will ensure that DBEs are afforded full opportunity to submit offers and responses to this solicitation and to participate in any contract consummated pursuant to this advertisement. Additionally, no offeror will be discriminated against on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity or disability. As such, award of the contract will be conditioned on meeting the requirements of the federal, state and local laws for Equal Opportunity including compliance with the policies of DBE Program.

      The RTA reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals submitted.

      Justin T. Augustine, III, Vice President – Transdev
      In Service to the RTA

    • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority - RFP

      The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is in the process of developing a Technical Specification and Request for Proposals (RFP) to purchase multiple High Floor Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) vehicles in support of the Fairmont Line Service Improvement Project.
       
      The DMUs will operate primarily on the nine-mile long, mixed-traffic commuter line between Readville and South Station in Boston; they must be capable of operating over the entire MBTA Commuter Rail System and be fully compliant with all governing laws, rules and regulations. 
       
      The intent of this notice is to notify as many potential contractors and subcontractors as possible of the MBTA’s intentions and to encourage industry-wide participation during the upcoming competitive RFP process.
       
      This notice is also intended to solicit DMU information from DMU manufacturers and suppliers for the MBTA’s review and use in developing the RFP and Technical Specification.
      Comments regarding design, technologies, configuration, operations, maintenance, and regulatory compliance are welcome.  Input from interested parties may be emailed to: MBTADMU@LTK.com.  All documentation submitted in response to this notice may be subject to disclosure pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law (M.G.L. c. 66 and M.G.L. c. 4, section 7, cl. (26)).
       
      The RFP and related information are issued through the MBTA’s Materials Procurement Advertisement System located at www.mbta.com.   This System gives all vendors the opportunity to receive automated email alerts and download an electronic copy of the RFP and any addenda as soon as they become available.  Firms interested in receiving a copy of the RFP for this project when it is released should register at http://www.mbta.com/BCRegister.
       
      Richard A. Davey
      Secretary and Chief
      Executive Officer, MassDOT
      Beverly A. Scott, Ph.D.
      MBTA General Manager and
      MassDOT Rail & Transit
      Administrator
       

  • For Sale

    • City of Charlotte, NC - Rolling Stock Auction

      City of Charlotte, NC Rolling Stock Auction 
      Sept. 20th @ 10AM. 
      Buses, Fire Trucks, Cars, Vans, Heavy Equipment. 
      Rogers Realty & Auction Co www.rogersauctiongroup.com NCAL#685

  • Help Wanted

    • City of Greensboro - Paratransit Planner

      POSITION # 2591
      PARATRANSIT PLANNER
      TRANSPORTATION

      Hiring Salary Range: $34,883 - $46,511
      Closing Date: 10/22/2014
      Primary job function and duties:
      The Public Transportation Division is looking for a qualified Paratransit Planner. This position has primary responsibility for the oversight and direction of the City’s ADA paratransit services provided by the Greensboro Transit Authority (GTA). Specifically, this position serves as a subject matter expert on the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Civil Rights regulations; Title VI, American With Disabilities (ADA); and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) regulations for the City’s ADA paratransit services program known as the Specialized Community Area Transportation or SCAT and the GDOT – Public Transportation Division.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
      • 1-3 years of related experience with a Federal Transit Administration Civil Rights Program, Federal Compliance Program, or related experience. (Must indicate on application)
      • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (Must indicate ALL on application)
      An Ideal Candidate Would Also Possess (Preferred Qualifications):
      • Prior knowledge and work experience with the Federal Transit Administration
      • Experience applying and interpreting Federal rules and regulations (Must indicate on application.)
      Special Notes Concerning This Position:
      • For further information regarding this position and other City jobs, please visit us at http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=747 to download and complete a City application. Resumes and cover letters will not be accepted in lieu of a City application.

    • Kansas City Area Transportation Authority - Senior Manager of Transportation

      The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is a bi-state agency created by a compact between the States of Missouri and Kansas and approved by the United States Congress. The compact was authorized by Legislation passed in both states in 1965. The compact gives the Authority responsibility for planning, construction, owning, and operating passenger transportation systems and facilities with the seven counties of Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte, Johnson, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

      As the regional transit authority KCATA is the largest public transit provider in the bi-state Kansas City metropolitan area. The Authority is headquartered in metropolitan Kansas City and employs 750 full and part-time represented and non-represented employees. It is governed by a board of ten commissioners with legal representation from both the Missouri and Kansas side of the metropolitan area. The day-to-day operations of the Authority are headed by the General Manager/CEO.

      The KCATA is seeking an experienced, high energy, change agent with outstanding interpersonal skills to provide leadership for division staff including fixed route, MetroFlex on-demand service, and express service as the Senior Transportation Manager. The successful candidate will develop and manage transit programs, policies, and procedures, to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of daily public transportation services to customers. The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for problem solving and mediating highly conflicting, unexpected, and sensitive employee and customer issues; and handling emergency situations. This position will represent the VP Operations/COO in his/her absence.

      Minimum requirements include: A BA/BS degree in Business, Public Administration, Transit Administration or a related field with a minimum of 3 years management experience or in lieu of education a minimum of 5 years’ experience in an executive capacity specifically in the area of public transit management fixed route operations.

      Pay Range: $ 79,600 – 89,000 DOQ
      To apply: Immediately submit an updated resume, three work references, and salary history to: jobs@kcata.org. EOE

    • Kansas City Area Transportation Authority - Fleet Maintenance Manager

      The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is a bi-state agency created by a compact between the States of Missouri and Kansas and approved by the United States Congress. The compact was authorized by Legislation passed in both states in 1965. The compact gives the Authority responsibility for planning, construction, owning, and operating passenger transportation systems and facilities with the seven counties of Cass, Clay, Jackson, Platte, Johnson, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

      As the regional transit authority KCATA is the largest public transit provider in the bi-state Kansas City metropolitan area. The Authority is headquartered in metropolitan Kansas City and employs 750 full and part-time represented and non-represented employees. It is governed by a board of ten commissioners with legal representation from both the Missouri and Kansas side of the metropolitan area. The day-to-day operations of the Authority are headed by the General Manager/CEO.

      KCATA is seeking an experienced and highly knowledgeable Fleet Maintenance Manager to be responsible for planning, organizing, managing, developing, optimizing and coordinating the resources dedicated to the maintenance and repair of Authority vehicles and equipment to assure availability to provide daily service to our customers. This position requires extensive knowledge of CNG and diesel vehicle maintenance, management of personnel, field safety, and environmental regulations.

      MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
      Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public/Transit Administration or a related field and 5 years of increasingly responsible senior level experience in transportation maintenance, including 3 years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. The successful candidate should have an extensive knowledge in the maintenance of CNG vehicles and must possess and/or be able to obtain a Missouri Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a passenger endorsement.

      Pay Range: $75,000 – $85,000 DOQ
      QUALIFIED CANDIDATES should immediately send updated resume, three professional references, and salary history to: Jobs@kcata.org. EOE

    • Palm Beach County - Principal Planner

      PRINCIPAL PLANNER
      (TRANSIT COORDINATOR)

      Salary: $62,728 Annually, negotiable depending on qualifications
      Department: Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
      Location: 2300 North Jog Road, West Palm Beach
      Hours: Variable hours/week, including evenings and weekends.
      Position Description:
      Performs advanced professional, administrative and supervisory transportation planning work to support the multi-modal transportation system of the Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Develops the public transit and non-motorized components of the MPO’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). Oversees funding and implementation of mass transit system projects (Tri-Rail, Palm Tran, para-transit services, local transportation systems) and non-motorized projects in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Coordinates with transit operators, local government and agencies to develop long-range system plans and short-range transit development plans and to incorporate projects into MPO plans/programs. Performs or oversees corridor/multimodal planning, transportation/land use planning and administrative tasks to support MPO objectives/meet other state and federal requirements. Oversees administration of the Bicycle Greenway, Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board. Assigns and supervises the activities of outside consultants, professional MPO planners, technical specialists and support personnel participating in assigned program/system activities. Performs additional duties as may be assigned; works under the supervision of the Executive Director through consultations and review of completed work.

      The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners provides an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and life insurance as well as vacation and sick leave, tuition reimbursement and participation in the Florida Retirement System.

       
      QUALIFICATIONS:
      Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation Engineering, Transportation/Urban Planning or closely related field; minimum of three (3) years of professional planning work for a large planning agency/transit agency/MPO that includes two (2) years of related supervisory experience.
      PREFERENCE FOR:  Experience in transportation planning; five (5) years of experience with a MPO (must specify on application). 
       
      Also desirable:  Related Master’s Degree.
      Visit www.pbcgov.jobs for job description and to apply online.  May submit scannable application/resume with any Veteran’s Preference documentation to Palm Beach County Human Resources, 100 Australian Avenue #300, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406  Info 561/616-6888  Fax 561/616-6893 (No e-mail applications/resumes accepted). 
       
      Applications/resumes must include Job ID number, and will be accepted until filled.  EO/AA M/F/D/V (DFWP)

    • San Joaquin Regional Transit District - Facilities Supervisor/Superintendent

      San Joaquin Regional Transit District
      Facilities Supervisor/Superintendent
      Closing Date:  September 30, 2014
      Salary Ranges starting at $57,730 (Supervisor); $70,150 (Superintendent)
       
      San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) is now actively recruiting a Facilities Supervisor/Superintendent for its Facilities department. This position plans, organizes, and supervises or manages the repair, maintenance, security, cleaning, and servicing of all RTD buildings and facilities, including landscaped areas at multiple locations; develops and implements a comprehensive plan for the maintenance of facilities and equipment; and performs related duties as assigned.  Project management experience is required.
       
      In order to learn more about this position, and to apply online, please visit:
       
      Thank you for your interest in this position.

    • Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization - Transit Service Planner/Analyst

      Transit Service Planner/Analyst
       
      The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) of the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking a transit service planner/analyst. This individual will be involved in a variety of assignments, which could include long-range transit planning, fare studies, service planning, Title VI analysis and reporting, suburban-mobility studies, capital-investment studies, financial analysis, environmental-justice analysis, passenger surveys, and similar projects.
       
      The qualified candidate must have:
      • A master’s degree in transportation planning, urban/regional planning, engineering, or a closely related field
      • One or more years of experience in transportation planning, including transit
      • Knowledge of the Boston region and MBTA
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills
      • The ability to work both collaboratively and independently
      • Strong analytical skills, both qualitative and quantitative
      • An interest in transportation policy issues
      • Advanced MS Word, Excel and/or Access skills
      • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects while adhering to deadlines
       
      Skills in the following areas are desirable, but not required:
      • Travel demand forecasting
      • Project management
      • Economic analysis
      • Geographic information systems
      • Public process
       
      Respond with resume and cover letter to:
      Recruitment Director
      CTPS
      State Transportation Building
      10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150
      Boston, MA 02116-3968
      or
      (617) 973-8855 (fax)
      or
      recruitment@ctps.org
       
      Salary commensurate with experience and skills; substantial benefits. Applicants must have the legal status for working in the U.S.

      An affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer

    • MARTA - Director of Bus Maintenance

      The Generator Group has partnered with MARTA to recruit its Director of Bus Maintenance.   MARTA is the nation’s ninth largest public transit system, providing bus, train and paratransit services in the City of Atlanta, and Fulton and DeKalb Counties.
       
      MARTA seeks a leader who will work collaboratively with the maintenance team to enhance the overall reliability and safety of its fleet of 532 buses, 187 paratransit vans, non-revenue vehicles, and bus maintenance facilities.  The new director will be expected to elevate the organization’s focus on employee training and development, and overall productivity.   He/she will supervise four general superintendents.
       
      Qualifications:
      • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Transportation, Engineering or a related field.
      • Minimum of eight years of experience in maintenance and operation of a bus fleet of a significant size, with five years of maintenance program management experience.
      • Demonstrated ability to work closely with organized labor to achieve results.
      • Ability to develop and execute budgets, training programs, human relations functions, new equipment fielding, and capital program design and execution.
       
      MARTA seeks a director who has the ability to lead the maintenance team in achieving the organization’s vision of securing its place as the top transit system in the nation.
       
      The successful candidate will be paid a salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, MARTA offers an outstanding package of fringe benefits and perquisites.
       
      Submit resumes by September 30, 2014 to Alison Beck, Vice President, Talent Acquisition:  alison@generatorgroup.net
      MARTA is an equal opportunity employer.

    • SEPTA - Manager of Labor Relations

      SEPTA is seeking a Manager of Labor Relations to be located in our center city headquarters.

      The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree and at least six (6) years applied experience in Labor Relations including direct experience administering labor agreements, arbitrating cases, and acting as hearing officer.

      Salary range is 70K - 87K.
      QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
      • Bachelor’s Degree and six (6) years applied experience in Labor Relations including direct experience administering labor agreements, arbitrating cases, and acting as hearing officer.
      • An equivalent combination of education and experience (two (2) years of related experience equating to one (1) year of formal education) may be considered.
      • Master’s Degree in Industrial Relations preferred.
      • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills required.
      • Experience with all Micro-soft applications including Excel and Power Point required.
       
      NOTE:
      If selected for interview, you will be given a writing exercise as part of the interview process.

      Please apply at www.septa.org and click “Careers”. Posted expires October 13, 2014.

    • Hatch Mott MacDonald - National Practice Leaders, Rail and Transit

      Hatch Mott MacDonald is seeking highly qualified Rail and Transit leaders, with an outstanding reputation in the US marketplace to lead the continuing growth of our industry leading Rail/Transit practice for our East and West Units. The practice portfolio includes a wide span of expertise in rail systems and infrastructure, including planning, design, design-build, construction support and management, condition and safety inspections and program management. The individuals have the opportunity to help develop and implement a strategic effort that will enhance the current vision to position HMM for continued success now and in the future. HMM’s goals are to increase our market share especially in the growing freight business, enhance current service offerings, build and expand the current client base, and be a leader in providing solutions. Demonstrated client relationship building is a must.
       
      Location: Any principal US HMM office.
      • Approximately 20 Years of increasing responsibilities within the rail transit or railway industries; preferably in engineering, program management or construction.
      • A minimum of 5 Years of senior responsibility in a major Project Management, Program Management, or similar Rail Practice role, with multiple clients in the designated region.
      • Ideally a Professional Engineer…multi-state designations preferred.
      • Active in industry organizations…AREMA, APTA, TRB, or RSSI.
      • Demonstrated experience in a leadership role with responsibility for developing and implementing effective business development programs, strategic plans, skill development programs, and staff mentoring.
      • Demonstrated capability to recruit qualified known staff is also an essential attribute.
       
      Please send resume to matt.tubertini@hatchmott.com, resumes can also be uploaded to our website at www.hatchmott.com/careers, job reference: 16059
       
      Hatch Mott MacDonald is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    • Delon Hampton Associates - Program Manager

      DHA is seeking a Program Manager to provide management of Task Orders (TO) assigned by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Incumbent will be responsible for developing implementation plans, budgets, staffing plans and delivery schedules. Candidate will work closely with FTA Alternate Contracting Officer Representative (ACOR) assigned to the Task Orders and Grantees receiving federal funding, typically for major capital transit projects. Experience must include understanding of regulatory matters and federal grant management. Ideally, the candidate should be familiar with FTA’s New Starts Program.

      Requirements: BS degree in Engineering, CM or equivalent. Minimum 15 years of Project Management experience including: planning, design and construction management. A minimum of five of those years devoted to passenger rail or transit projects. Professional Engineering license preferred but not required. Please reference #APTAFTA in the subject line when you apply.

      Location: The position is located in Silver Spring, MD Area.

    • Lane Transit District - Director of Administrative Services

      Lane Transit District, voted Best Mid-sized Transit System in North America for 2014, is seeking a Director of Administrative Services. This position serves as a member of the executive team and leads the district-wide continuous improvement initiative. This position directs, plans, organizes, and controls the Agency’s Administration Services & Risk Management Department functions. Advises the General Manager and Executive Officers and Board in areas of responsibility; supervises managers and other directly reporting positions. This position is responsible for establishing departmental operating policies and procedures; maintains positive employee relations; implements performance standards for the Finance & Purchasing, Human Relations & Labor Relations, Training, Information Technology, and Risk programs.

      Qualified candidates should have: a bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, or closely related field. An advanced degree in human resources management, industrial relations, public administration, finance, or law would be preferable, and a minimum of ten years of experience in human resources management or industrial relations, information technology management or financial management, preferably in all three, and a minimum of 5 years of experience successfully leading interdisciplinary programs. Experience leading organization-wide initiatives is also preferred. The annual salary range for this position is $92,054 to $122,738, plus comprehensive benefits.

      HOW TO APPLY: Visit our website www.ltd.org to submit your resume and complete the required application and assessments. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014. For additional information call (541) 682-6100.

      Lane Transit District is an AA/EEO Employer.

    • Strategic Mapping - Project Manager

      Strategic Mapping, a leading provider of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) is expanding our dynamic team. Excelling at Strategic Mapping means being motivated from within, working well with others and passionate about what you do and why you do it. We’re looking for exceptional Project Managers to join our team.
      Job Description and Qualifications
      • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end.
      • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and customer stakeholders.
      • Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.
      • Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and customer stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion.
      • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
      • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.
      • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and customer stakeholders.
      • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
      • Identify and resolve issues within the project team.
      • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.
      • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
      • Track project milestones and deliverables.
      • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
      Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential risks, and devise contingency plans.
      • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.
      • Conduct project post mortems and create a recommendations report in order to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements.
      • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management.
      • Travel throughout North America.
      • Minimum 3 years related job experience.
      • College/University Degree.
      • PMP Certification.
      • Strong familiarity with project management software, such as MS Project.
      • Demonstrated experience in personnel management.
      • Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
      • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
      • Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.
      • Flexible during times of change.
      To apply, kindly forward your resume to hr@mapstrat.com

    • Metropolitan Transportation Authority - Rules Examiner

      Compensation
      Grade F Min: $64,786 / Mid: $80,982 / Max: $97,179

      Playing a vital role in the economy of New York State and Connecticut, Metro-North Railroad, a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation with an annual ridership of over 82 million. A dynamic organization with a strong focus on customer service, safety, and new technologies, Metro-North employs approximately 5,900 people. Operating out of its home base in New York City’s historic Grand Central Terminal, the railroad’s three lines serve 120 stations in seven counties in New York and two counties in Connecticut. In 2011, Metro-North received the prestigious International Brunel Award for Overall Excellence in Railroad Design, recognizing its continuing work as a more efficient operation, its commitment to sustainability, and its focus on providing excellent customer service. Metro-North was the first American railroad to win this coveted award in its 30-year history. The competition is open to all passenger and freight railroads in the world. Metro-North has a reputation for rewarding employee resourcefulness and innovation, and offers excellent job opportunities in a challenging and diverse environment.

      Position Objective:
      To ensure compliance with operating rules and regulations while supporting MTA Metro-North Railroad goals and objectives. Ensure Operating Department employees have the requisite knowledge, skills, abilities, and resources to improve safety, performance, and efficient operation through training and instruction.

      Responsibilities:
      • Provide Operating Department employees, supervisors and tenant railroads with the instruction, training, interpretation, testing, examination and qualification of Operating Rules, Employee Timetable, Special Instructions, Electrical Instructions for Operating Employees, Equipment Operating Instructions, Safety Training and Roadway Worker Protection, Emergency Instructions, Hazardous Materials and applicable Federal Regulations.
      • Conduct Operational Testing for rules and Federal Regulation compliance. Review and revise Rules Department training materials and examinations for rules instruction, including presentations for continuity with Metro-North Operating Rules and compliance with current Federal Regulations.
      • Coordinate training schedules with line and staff officers for Operating Rules and Federal regulations and testing. Maintain records of employee qualifications and examinations.
      • Maintain and monitor procurement of materials.
      • Update Operations Manual to meet Metro-North requirements, industry practices, and Federal Regulations. Coordinate distribution of all Operating Rules Department documents and materials.
      • Ensure all tenant carriers receive the required updates in changes to Operating Rules, Employee Timetable, Special Instructions, Employee train schedules.
      • Compile and issue operating instructions via Daily Train Operations Bulletin Order, Bulletin Orders, General Notice, Operations Notices, or other documents.
      • Assist in the implementation of policies and criteria for the minimum passing score and procedures for retesting employees who do not pass required examinations.• Attend industry conferences to maintain relationships and ensure Metro-North remains current with industry standards and practices.

      Required Qualifications:
      • Qualified on and in-depth knowledge of the Operating Rules and Employee Timetable, Special, and Emergency Instructions, Electrical Instructions for Operating Employees, Equipment Operating Instructions, and Roadway Worker Protection.
      • Knowledge of general training techniques and practices with the ability to design programs and effectively deliver instruction, and training in a classroom and field setting.
      • Practical experience in the operation of passenger trains and yard experience.
      • Ability to design, develop, implement, facilitate, evaluate, and measure training and development activities.
      • Strong ability to evaluate and interpret documents and prepare concise reports.
      • Strong writing, verbal and presentation communication skills.
      • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization and outside agencies.
      • Strong planning, time management, analytical and organizational skills.
      • Displays strong leadership skills to facilitate and organize the activities of others while motivating and fostering teamwork.
      • Ability to remain current on rules and regulations as required.
      • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and/or comparable PC applications.
      • Must be available to work various hours and various days including weekends and nights.
      • Must have a valid drivers license.

       
      Preferred Qualifications:
      • Familiarity with Code of Federal Regulations Part 40, Part 219, and Post-Accident Testing within nine (9) months of hire.
      • Familiarity with foreign/tenant railroad’s operating rules (Long Island Rail Road, NORAC, GCOR, etc.).
      Required Education/Experience:
      • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field. Demonstrated equivalent experience, education and/or technical credentials may be considered in lieu of degree.
      • Minimum three (3) years experience as a Rail Traffic Controller (Train Dispatcher), Conductor, Engineer or Rules Examiner, which includes administering instruction, and testing.
      • Must be qualified on the Metro-North Railroad or a comparable commuter railroad Rules of the Operating Department and Air Brake, Train Handling Instructions and Roadway Worker Safety Rules and instructions regarding train operation. If from another commuter rail, the successful candidate must be qualified on Metro-North Rules of the Operating Department and Air Brake and Train Handling instructions within two (2) months from date of hire.
      • Must be qualified on the physical characteristics. If from another railroad, the successful candidate must be qualified on the physical characteristics of within four (4) months from date of hire.
       
      Other Information:
      This position safety sensitive and subject to toxicological testing.
      SELECTION CRITERIA:
      To be selected for a position, an applicant must: (1) meet the minimum requirements in the job posting, (2) pass a written examination (if applicable), (3) satisfy a background investigation (which includes credit, if applicable), and (4) pass an oral interview, during which the interviewers will further evaluate the applicant’s qualifications for the position. Because the selection process is competitive, not all qualified applicants are granted an interview. Metro-North may also require the applicant to undergo a physical ability test, and, if the Company extends a conditional offer, may require him or her to undergo a medical examination, which may include toxicological testing.

      We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

      TO APPLY & SEE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION:
      Please visit us at http://web.mta.info/mta/
      employment/ and Search for “Rules Examiner”, under Metro-North Railroad. All Applicants must apply online to be considered. Metro-North no longer accepts hard copies of resumes.

      Qualified applicants can submit an online application by clicking on the ‘APPLY NOW’ button from either the CAREERS page or from the JOB DESCRIPTION page. If you have previously applied on line for other positions, enter your User Name and Password. If it is your first registration, click on the CLICK HERE TO REGISTER hyperlink and enter a User Name and Password; then click on the REGISTER button.
      MTA METRO-NORTH RAILROAD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    • Univerity of South Florida - Vehicle Field Inspector (FT)

      Salary $45,000-$55,000.

      This position will be based out of Tallahassee, FL performing work for FDOT contracts. The Vehicle Field Inspector oversees the production, quality assurance and acceptance of vehicles procured as part of the Transit Research Inspection Procurement Services (TRIPS). This is a position requiring completion of an approved apprenticeship program in automotive repair, or a high school diploma and four years of directly related experience. All applicants must apply at http://www.usf.edu/about-usf/work-at-usf.aspx Job ID 5378

    • Virginia Railway Express - Program Planning Manager

      PROGRAM PLANNING MANAGER
      IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY

      The Virginia Railway Express (VRE), a rapidly growing commuter rail operation connecting Washington, DC with Northern Virginia and surrounding counties, is in need of an experienced Program Planning Manager to perform professional and technical work on a broad scope and complex level assisting in the development, coordination, administration, and implementation of VRE services and capital improvements. For a complete overview, please see the Job Description posted on our website: www.vre.org. A Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning, Transportation Planning, Geography, Civil Engineering, or a closely related field and at least seven years of progressively responsible professional planning experience is required; or a Master’s Degree in a planning field appropriate to the position and at least four years of progressively responsible professional planner experience. Great benefits. Projected salary hiring range: $74,000 – $115,000, depending upon prior experience and education.
      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Background checks are performed on all new employees. No inquiring phone calls will be accepted in response to this ad. Position open until filled. Qualified candidates interested in applying should submit by e-mail or mail a professional styled cover letter, resume, salary history and three confidential references (to include their address, phone & e-mail) to:
      Personnel Specialist
      1500 King St. Suite 202
      Alexandria, VA 22314
      E-mail: hr@vre.org

    • RSG, Inc. - Transit Forecaster/Modeler

      RSG (Arlington, VA) seeks a talented and versatile transit forecaster/modeler to assist with the preparation of ridership forecasts for major transit projects. The results of this work are used to evaluate the performance of competing transit alternatives, determine environmental impacts, and prepare estimates of project benefits for use in securing funding. The work involves all aspects of the forecasting process including development of forecasting models, validation of models, development of forecast scenario inputs, model operation, evaluation of results, and reporting.

      The ideal candidate for our growing firm is a team player who is adept with the details of coding and running models, preparing forecast inputs, evaluating results, assessing forecasting uncertainties, and preparing written documentation. Candidates should be dedicated to high quality work, and resourceful. Demonstrated ability to work virtually with geographically-dispersed teammates is a plus. The successful candidate must have strong communication, analytical, and computer skills; a desire to develop ‘best in class’ forecasts; and good technical judgment.
      Required qualifications
      • Bachelor’s degree or higher in an engineering or planning field
      • 3 or more years’ experience applying and developing transit ridership forecasting models
      • Proficiency with Cube Voyager including Cube scripting OR proficiency with TransCAD including GISDK scripting OR EMME and EMME macros
      • Proficiency in computer programming using Visual Basic for Applications (i.e. to customize Excel applications), Python, C#, or similar
      • Experience calibrating and validating travel demand models
      • Strong verbal and technical writing abilities.
      Desired qualifications
      • Experience in multiple transportation modeling packages (TransCAD, Cube, or EMME)
      • Understanding of GIS, database, and statistical software (e.g. ArcGIS, SQL, SAS, SPSS, R)
      • Significant experience with Excel.
      TO APPLY
      Please visit http://rsginc.com/join-us. We are an equal-opportunity/affirmative action employer.

    • Arizona Transit Association - Executive Director

      Attributes/Skills
      • Thorough technical understanding of transit funding at Federal, State and Local levels.
      • Demonstrated ability to build coalitions.
      • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills.  Ability to deliver interpersonal and group messages with sincerity, passion and credibility.
      • Astute understanding of how policy and relationships affect funding stream.  Demonstrated ability to navigate political, bureaucratic and regulatory environments to achieve successful results.
      • Demonstrated ability to lead a large, diverse Board of Directors with tact, flexibility and responsiveness.
      Requirements
      • Based in Arizona.
      • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
      • Any combination of skills and experience that demonstrate the ability to perform the functions of the position.
      Preferences
      • Leadership experience in the transportation industry.
      • Computer experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
      • Familiarity with social media.
      • Knowledge of political climate and funding structure in Arizona.
      Salary
      • $80,000+ DOE
       
      Application
      • Resume and Cover Letter to: AzTA Recruitment
      13227 N Mimosa Drive, #112
      Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
                  or
      aztadir@cox.net
      Subject Line:  Executive Director Application
       
      • Deadline:  September 30, 2014 5:00pm MST
      Arizona Transit Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants.  Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or religion or other legally protected status. 

    • San Mateo County Transit District - Manager, Treasury

      San Mateo County Transit District is currently looking to fill the position of Manager, Treasury.  This position is responsible for the  the investment activity and cash flow of three public agencies, maintain compliance on all bond issuances, and supervise the efficient processing of revenues and receivables, including the accurate and appropriate recording of these transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  Produce monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports.  To view the complete description and to apply on line, please visit our website atwww.smctd.com/jobs.html.

    • Regional Transportation Commission – Transit Planner/Scheduler

      ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $52,395.20 to $76,980.80 $ (DOQ)
      THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION (RTC) OF WASHOE COUNTY, NEVADA, invites applications for the position of Transit Planner/Scheduler.  The RTC is both the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Reno/Sparks area as well as the public transportation provider.  Additionally, RTC builds and maintains the regional road network.  This position will be responsible for conducting transit system analysis, developing service plans, routes and schedules for the RTC’s fixed-route transit system.  Northern Nevada excels in outdoor recreational opportunities, mild weather, world-class entertainment, and quality of life.  The RTC is offering an excellent salary and benefit package.    For complete details and to apply please visit our web site:  www.rtcwashoe.com – click on “Career Opportunities” RTC
      AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA EMPLOYER / A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

  • Notices

    • Connecticut Department of Transportation - Consulting Services

      LEGAL NOTICE

      The Connecticut Department of Transportation anticipates the need for consultant services to perform various transportation related activities during the 2015 calendar year.
      Consulting firms having a desire to provide such services must be prequalified by the Department. A listing of categories of services for prequalification and the format for submittals can be obtained by visiting the Department’s internet website at: www.ct.gov/dot/business/consultant/selection through the Annual Consultant Prequalification link or by contacting the Consultant Selection Office at (860) 594-3017.
      Submittals must be hand delivered by 3:00 pm on Friday, November 14, 2014 or postmarked by November 15, 2014 and received within 7 days.
      Connecticut Department of Transportation
      An EO/AA/ADA Employer

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