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 Classifieds for February 10, 2017

Passenger Transport classified ads are the leading marketplace for the public transportation industry. In every biweekly issue, transit systems and businesses place their requests for bids and proposals, help wanted notices, and for sale advertisements - and they get results. All classifieds that appear in print also appear in the online electronic version of Passenger Transport, reaching more than 18,000 readers.


Table Of Contents

  • Bids/Proposals

    • Yolo County Transportation District - RFP

      January 27, 2017

      The Yolo County Transportation District (YCTD) is soliciting proposals from qualified firms or agencies to provide exterior bus advertising services.

      Firms/Agencies wishing to receive the Requests for Proposals (RFP) may access at or may call (530) 402-2819, email to, or write to YCTD, 350 Industrial Way, Woodland, CA 95776, Attention Kathy Souza. Proposals are due by 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. An optional pre-proposal conference will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 24, 2017, at the above address, for the purpose of receiving questions and comments pertaining to this RFP.

      Proposers must comply with all related federal requirements established by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Must comply with EEO, Affirmative Action, and DBE regulations.​

    • Rochester Genesee Regional Transit Authority - RFP


      The Rochester Genesee Regional Transit Authority (RGRTA) is seeking a qualified, experienced consulting team to aid in the redesign of its Regional Transit Service (RTS) Monroe fixed-route transit system. This project focuses on the transit service within Monroe County, NY, including Downtown Rochester and the surrounding suburbs. The project will involve an interactive staff, stakeholder, and community visioning process to inform the development of a new system design that can meet the changing needs of the region.Proposals will be received by mail or hand delivery at the RGRTA Administration Building Reception Desk, 1372 East Main Street, Rochester, New York 14609 until March 16, 2017 at 4 p.m. Proposals received after the time and date specified will not be considered.

      The RFP document is available from RGRTA by email at: Proposals must be submitted in accordance with the terms and conditions of the specifications. Any firm appearing on the Comptroller General’s List of Ineligible Contractors is not eligible to participate. Fax requests are not accepted.

      Pursuant to New York State Article 15-A, RGRTA has placed a 30% MWBE Goal on this procurement. Any proposal submitted in response to this RFP must be compliant with Article 15-A and include participation by a firm certified by New York State as an MBE and/or WBE firm at a minimum level of 30%. Proposals not achieving the 30% MWBE goal MUST include a Request for Waiver Form along with the detail of Good Faith Efforts made to achieve 30% participation.​

    • City of Gainesville - RFP


      Notice is hereby given that the City of Gainesville, Florida will receive sealed proposals on “ADA Eligibility and Certification Determination, Client Travel Training and Disability Sensitivity Training”, RFP #RTSX-180001-DS.

      A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on March 7, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at Regional Transit System, 34 SE 13th Road, Second Floor Room 5264, Gainesville, FL. While attendance is not mandatory, interested parties are strongly encouraged to attend. Failure to attend the pre-bid meeting will not disqualify prospective proposers.

      Sealed proposals will be received by the City of Gainesville until 3:00 p.m. (local time), on March 28, 2017 at which time proposals will be publicly opened.

      The City utilizes to perform bid notification and document fulfillment. They can be reached at 1-800-711-1712 or For additional information please contact the Purchasing Division at (352) 334-5021.

      The City of Gainesville reserves the right to reject any and all bids received in response to the Request for Proposal as determined to be in the best interest of the City of Gainesville.​

    • Metropolitan Council - IFB

      IFB # 15P307

      The Metropolitan Council intends to solicit sealed bids for Civil Construction of the Southwest Light Rail Transit Line, an approximately 15-mile line that will serve the Twin Cities metropolitan region of Minnesota, operating from downtown Minneapolis through the southwestern suburban cities of St. Louis Park, Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Eden Prairie.

      The anticipated issue date for the Invitation for Bids is February 14, 2017. Visit (see Doing Business) for additional information.

      Questions may be directed to Auburn Dees, IFB Administrator, or 651-602-1346.​

    • Minnesota Valley Transit Authority - RFP

      RFP NO. 2017-01

      RFP Description: The RFP defines the functional, performance, installation, integration, and project implementation requirements for the deployment of a fixed-route Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) project for the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA).
      RFP Schedule:
      • Issue/Advertisement Date:
      Thursday, February 2, 2017
      • Primary Advertisement Source:
      • Question Submittal Date:
      Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 3 pm CDT
      • Submit Via Email To:
      • Post Addendum (if applicable):
      Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 3 pm CDT
      • Addendum Posted Here:
      • Proposal Submittal Date:
      Friday, April 14, 2017, 3 pm CDT
      • Hard Proposal Submittal Address (1 original, 4 copies)
      Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA)
      Customer Service (1st Floor)
      Attn. Heidi Scholl, Procurement and Contract Manager
      RFP 2017-01; RFP for CAD/AVL System
      100 Highway 13 East
      Burnsville, MN 55337
      Electronic Proposal Submittal:
      • Review of Proposals: April 17 through April 28, 2017
      • Shortlist of Firms to be Interviewed: Friday, April 28, 2017
      • Interview Schedule: May 1 through May 12, 2017
      • MVTA Board Approval: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
      • Contract Start Date: Friday, May 26, 2017
      RFP Advertisement Source: (select ‘Procurement Opportunities’); all RFP documents, including Addendums will be posted to this site.​

    • County of Westchester - RFP


      The County of Westchester, acting by and through its Department of Public Works & Transportation (WCDPWT), is requesting proposals from vendors to provide consulting services for a system integration project that seeks to integrate the County’s fixed-route bus computer-aided dispatching (CAD)/automatic vehicle location (AVL) system with the planned County radio system migration from UHF T-Band to a P25 Phase Technology system, for use in support of transit operations in Westchester County.

      The successful proposer will provide the County with all of the services described in the RFP, including, without limitation, assisting the County in the planning, specification development, request-for-proposals development, proposal review, negotiations, and project management services in support of the above-described system integration project.

      Copies of the RFP may be downloaded from the County’s website for RFPs: under “Consulting Services for System Integration Project”. A copy of the RFP may also be requested by contacting Robert G. Essick, Program Administrator, at

      Vincent F. Kopicki, P.E., Commissioner
      Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation
      148 Martine Avenue, Room 518
      White Plains, New York 10601​

    • Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority - RFP


      Notice is hereby given that the MERRIMACK VALLEY REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY (MVRTA) will receive sealed proposals until Wednesday, March 15, 2017 for providing a Real Time Location System for its fleet of buses. A copy of the RFP is available upon request made to the following address:

      Any name appearing on the U.S. Comptroller General’s list of ineligible contractors is not an eligible proposer and will not be considered.

      MVRTA reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals as it deems in its own best interest.

      Joseph J. Costanzo

  • Help Wanted

    • Sacramento Regional Transit Districit - Director, Planning

      $107,784 - $150,864 ANNUALLY

      Would you like to play a vital role in a multi-modal transit authority that is poised for growth and success? To work for an organization that offers an invested Board, supportive business partners, a constructive labor relationship, and engaged communities? To live in one of the most beautiful, progressive, temperate, and affordable regions in the state of California?

      A career at Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) provides a unique opportunity to make our community a more accessible place to live, work and play. Under the direction of RT’s VP, Accountability and Performance, the selected candidate will direct planning activities to improve bus and light rail service, overall ridership and revenue for the District. Planning activities include leading the first comprehensive bus route/stop assessment and recognition in decades; the development of expansion plans, service integration and optimization plans, strategic and policy plans, and short and long term capital and operations plans.

      Apply to be a change agent and leader in this organization! RT offers an attractive salary and benefits package, a rewarding professional environment, and equal opportunity. For complete information about the position and application filing instructions, contact RT at 2810 O Street, Sacramento, or (916) 556-0298. RT will make reasonable efforts to accommodate applicants with disabilities. RT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.​

    • Southern California Regional Rail Authority - Audit Manager

      BIWEEKLY: $3,533.31 - $5,520.81
      SALARY ANNUALLY: $91,866.00 - $143,541.00

      The Southern California Regional Rail Authority, operator of the METROLINK Commuter Rail System, is seeking an Audit Manager to plan, coordinate and manage internal audit activities; monitor and track all external audit activity and lead, train and review the work of audit team members. The ideal candidate for this position will be forward thinking, professional and poised. This person should have excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, strong organizational skills and proven ability to maintain accurate, detailed records. Requires BA/BS and five years of full-time experience in governmental auditing. This is a continuous recruitment, interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. For additional information and to apply, visit EEO/ADA​

    • Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority - Director, Program Operations


      The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
      is seeking a Director, Program Operations Metrorail
      Project. The Director will provide leadership, direction
      and coordination to the engineering, project
      management, and construction facets of Phase 2 of
      the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. S/he operates
      at a key decision making level and provides direction
      and oversight to the areas of the Project including
      site acquisition, environmental compliance, design
      review, construction oversight, project controls (e.g.,
      cost management and schedule management),
      change order analysis, safety, quality management,
      contracting officer’s technical representative (COTR)
      support, contract management support, warranty
      management, permit closeout, contractor performance
      evaluation, and associated coordination
      with Airports Authority’s consolidated functions.
      Candidates for this role must have a Bachelor’s degree
      in Engineering or an equivalent combination
      of education, experience, and training and at least
      9 years of progressively responsible experience with
      an emphasis in civil and structural engineering. Deep
      hands-on experience in project controls (costs and
      scheduling) is an imperative in this position. For the
      full position description, please email Diana Farmer

    • Southern California Regional Rail Authority - Office Manager

      $22.85 - $35.71 HOURLY
      $47,532 - $74,274 ANNUAL

      The Southern California Regional Rail Authority,
      operator of the METROLINK Commuter Rail System,
      is seeking an Office Engineer to support a group
      of approximately 15 to 20 Engineers and technical
      staff plus interface with other SCRRA Staff as well as
      engineering consultants, contractors, staff from other
      public agencies and private railroads and the general
      public. The ideal candidate for this position must
      possess excellent written and verbal communication,
      analytical, problem solving, interpersonal, relationship
      building, organization and time management
      skills. Additionally, the selected candidate will have
      excellent critical thinking and organizational skills
      along with the ability to balance multiple initiatives
      simultaneously to meet deadlines in a fast paced and
      changing work environment. This is a non-exempt
      position in the classification of Executive Assistant using
      the working title of Office Engineer. For additional
      information and to apply, visit www.metrolinktrains.
      com/careers. This is a continuous recruitment with
      the first review of applications occurring on Friday,
      February 17. Interested candidates are encouraged
      to apply immediately. EEO/ADA​

    • American Public Transportation Association - Assistant Vice President, Member Services


      Washington-based association has an immediate
      need for an Assistant Vice President-Member Services
      to lead the delivery of a quality customer experience
      through APTA’s Membership and Conference and
      Meeting Teams. He/she will represent APTA on various
      internal committees as well as be a liaison to the
      larger association industry to ensure engagement
      and continuous improvement. Requirements include
      a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or a minimum
      of eight years of related association management
      experience; specifically, with experience leading
      a membership based organization. Preference
      includes a Master’s degree and/or 10+ years of direct
      management experience in the association industry
      or transit industry in the development and oversight
      of similar programs.

      Other requirements are direct knowledge of
      and job related experience in a member based
      organization, strong project management (handling
      multiple, ongoing projects), willingness to
      take initiative, strong organizational skills, superior
      time management/prioritization skills, committee
      management/engagement experience, exceptional
      customer service skills and attention to detail. Must
      have strong knowledge and background in financial
      management of conferences, trade shows which includes
      budgeting, forecasting, and tracking of trends.
      Computer skills include the Microsoft Office Suite
      (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); experience with
      NetForum (or ability to learn within three months).
      Must be able to travel to assigned conferences and
      meetings. Metro Center location with excellent benefits.
      Send cover letter and resume with salary history
      to: Human Resources, American Public Transportation
      Association, 1300 I Street, NW, Suite 1200 East,
      Washington, DC 20005 or email resume to aptajobs@ or fax resume to 202-496-4326 EOE M/F/D
      Principals Only​

    • McCarran International Airport - Airport Automated Transit System Manager

      $64,750.40 - $100,360.00 ANNUALLY

      The Department of Aviation seeks an experienced
      professional to manage, coordinate and direct operations
      and maintenance functions, staff and activities
      for the Airport’s Automated Transit Systems (ATS).
      Plans, supervises, reviews and evaluates the work
      of operation and maintenance team consisting of
      professional, various craft and technical support staff.
      Requires a bachelor’s degree in Electronics, Electrical
      or Mechanical Engineering or a field related to the
      work and five years full-time professional experience
      in maintenance management and supervision
      of a large airport automated transit system or other
      operation with comparable complexity of facilities,
      functions, and systems. Equivalent combination of
      formal education and appropriate related experience
      may be considered.

      Apply at by February
      24, 2017.​

    • Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority - Vice President and Airport Manager


      The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
      is seeking a Vice President and Airport Manager for
      Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).Reporting
      to the Executive Vice President and COO, the
      VP & Airport Manager directs a wide range of operational,
      maintenance, construction, commercial, and
      business management and administrative activities
      occurring onsite at IAD and for the Dulles Toll Road
      (DTR). Additionally, s/he facilitates coordination of
      the Metrorail construction impacts on IAD and DTR,
      efforts that are expected to continue to 2020. Candidates
      for this role must have a Bachelor’s Degree in
      Aeronautics, Airport Management, Aviation Management,
      Business Administration, Public Administration
      or any field providing a strong foundation for successful
      performance of the duties described above.

      An equivalent combination of education, experience
      and training will be acceptable. Candidates must
      have at least ten (10) years of progressively responsible
      experience in Airport Management. For the full
      position description, please email Diana Farmer at

    • California High-Speed Rail Authority - Chief Operating Officer

      Chief Operating Officer
      California High-Speed Rail Authority
      This is an opportunity to be an integral part of creating the transportation solution of the future
      Are you looking for a different type of Executive Level Government career? Where you can have the opportunity to create an organization from scratch, doing something that has never been done before?  Where you can develop relationships with the elite leaders in your industry?  How about an opportunity to be a vital part of one of the most remarkable transportation Legacy projects in the history of the United States?
      The California High-Speed Rail Authority is responsible for planning, designing, building and operating the first high-speed rail system in the USA which when done will connect the mega-regions of California.  It will contribute to economic development, support a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserves precious agricultural and protected lands.  By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds capable of over 200 miles per hour. The system will eventually extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations.
      The California High-Speed Rail Authority is a dynamic State agency that has an exceptional opportunity for the executive level position of Chief Operating Officer (COO).  
      Position Highlights:
      • Oversee Operations of a multi-billion dollar project to span 12+ years
      • Position reports directly to the CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority
      • Supports nine board members, five of which are appointed by the Governor
      • Five direct reports with hundreds of staff members
      • No boring days!  The COO will collaborate with high level government officials one day and have their “boots on the ground’ working with the largest contractors the next.
      To hear all about this opportunity or other positions of interest, please contact:
      Gina Academia
      J Powers Recruiting, Inc.

    • Council on Aging - Assistant Transit Director


      Four year degree and five years admin. experience.
      Management position responsible for assisting w/
      daily operations including admin., supervision, and

      Apply at:
      COASL, 2501 SW Bayshore Blvd., Port St. Lucie,
      FL 34984 or 1505 Orange Ave., Fort Pierce, Fl 34984


    • LSC Transportation Consultants, Inc. - Senior Transit Planner


      LSC Transportation Consultants, Inc. is seeking
      a Senior Transit Planner for our office in Colorado
      Springs, Colorado.

      Responsibilities include short and long range
      transit plans, evaluation of land use and census data,
      and transit facility planning for rural and small urban
      transit systems. The successful candidate will be
      expected to prepare proposals and manage transit
      planning projects.

      At LSC, employees work as a team to solve transportation
      problems, based upon strong personal and
      professional relationships. Employees are valued for
      their contributions, and personal initiative is encouraged
      and rewarded. This position is an opportunity
      for a significant ownership in the firm.

      Full details may be found on our website at​

    • American Public Transportation Association - Director, Security and Emergency Management


      American Public Transportation Association has
      an immediate need for a Director-Security and
      Emergency Management to perform work related
      to safety and security activities consistent with APTA
      objectives and APTA members’ requirements. Duties
      consist of: supporting security program and standards
      development; assisting with safety program
      management and development; and providing support
      to committees, workshops, and peer reviews as
      assigned. Candidate must have 8 years minimum of
      related experience, including demonstrated project
      and/or management expertise. B.S. degree in a relevant
      field is required.

      Preferred candidate will have one or more of the
      following: direct experience in security and emergency
      management at a transit agency; experience
      in the transportation industry; direct support of a
      transit agency; and partnership(s) within the transit
      industry. Must have excellent oral and written communication
      skills and the ability to work effectively
      with people and organizations as well as work
      independently and under pressure meeting multiple
      deadlines. Must be willing to travel to support
      reviews, committees and conferences. Metro Center
      location with excellent benefits. Send cover letter
      and resume with salary history to: Human Resources,
      American Public Transportation Association, 1300 I
      Street, NW, Suite 1200 East, Washington, DC 20005 or
      email resume to or fax resume to
      202-496-4326. EOE M/F/D Principals Only​

    • Pioneer Valley Transit Authority - Administrator


      The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA), located
      in Western Massachusetts, has an outstanding opportunity
      for a seasoned transit professional. PVTA
      is the largest regional transit authority in Massachusetts
      with 186 buses, 132 paratransit vehicles and 24
      participating member communities. The position of
      Administrator serves as the Chief Executive Officer
      and provides comprehensive leadership, direction
      and support for the Authority and its contractors.
      Working directly with department managers and
      staff, areas of responsibility include but are not limited
      to planning, directing and coordinating all RTA
      activities at the highest level of management, transit
      operations and planning, contract administration, fiscal
      management, budgeting and procurement, grant
      preparation and administration, claims management,
      human resources management, community relations
      and policy development. Other responsibilities
      include implementing a budget, and service and fare
      changes upon approval of the Advisory Board. Bachelors
      Degree in Business or Public Administration,
      Business Management, Planning, or closely related
      field; at least 10 years of direct work experience
      overseeing transit authority operations, finance or

      Please review a detailed position description and
      qualification requirements under Careers at www. Starting salary range for this contracted
      position is 120-135K per year with full benefits. If you
      would like to be considered for this career opportunity,
      please upload your cover letter and resume electronically
      via our website, or mail directly to PVTA,
      Attn: HR Manager, 2808 Main Street, Springfield, MA
      01107. Resume must be received by March 8, 2017.

    • Community Transit - Job Opportunity

      Community Transit’s Contracted Services Division is
      currently seeking someone to provide oversight and
      direction to our DART services. This is an exciting opportunity
      for someone to utilize their knowledge of
      the ADA, manage a multi-million dollar contract and
      provide assistance to customers.

      Strong knowledge of the ADA is a must, as is
      contract oversight experience and having excellent
      communication skills.

      If you are a critical-thinker with outstanding interpersonal
      and communication skills, exceptionally
      organized and are able to understand, apply your
      knowledge to the oversight of a critical service, consider
      applying for this position today.

      Visit us online for the complete job description
      and to apply!
      This position is open until filled, with first consideration
      given to complete applications submitted
      before February 27, 2017.

      Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and
      drug-free work environment. As a recipient of federal
      funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity
      Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on
      any basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law.
      We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.
      EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. Qualified applicants will
      receive consideration for employment without regard
      to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex,
      protected veteran status or disability.​

    • American Public Transportation Association - Director, Engineering and Commuter Rail Operations


      The American Public Transportation Association
      has an immediate need for a Director-Engineering
      and Commuter Rail Operations to serve as its Chief
      Engineer and lead the association’s rail and bus engineering
      initiatives and programs. Duties consist of:
      working closely with industry, academia, and federal
      partners; serving as APTA’s lead on commuter rail
      topics; and leading transportation technical committees.
      Candidate must have 8 years minimum of
      related experience, including demonstrated project
      and/or technical management expertise. B.S. degree
      in Engineering is required with a preference of a PE
      certification. Direct experience in engineering at a
      transit agency or direct support of a transit agency
      is preferred. Must have excellent oral and written
      communication skills and the ability to work effectively
      with people and organizations as well as work
      independently and under pressure meeting multiple
      deadlines. Must be willing to travel to support reviews,
      committees and conferences. Metro Center
      location with excellent benefits. Send cover letter
      and resume with salary history to: Human Resources,
      American Public Transportation Association, 1300 I
      Street, NW, Suite 1200 East, Washington, DC 20005 or
      email resume to or fax resume to
      202-496-4326 EOE M/F/D Principals Only​

    • Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation - Director of Northern Virginia Rail Projects


      The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
      (DRPT) in Richmond, Virginia is recruiting
      for a Director of Northern Virginia Rail Projects. This
      is an exciting new senior management position with
      significant responsibility to lead DRPT’s new Atlantic
      Gateway program of projects implementation,
      including program management and oversight of
      design and construction activities. The position will
      lead a new office being established in the Northern
      Virginia area, and will plan for future growth for new
      staff and consultant support as the Atlantic Gateway
      program of projects matures. DRPT works in close
      collaboration with the Class 1 Railroads, Amtrak, the
      Virginia Railway Express, the Federal Railroad Administration,
      the DC Department of Transportation,
      Virginia Department of Transportation, and other key
      stakeholders across Virginia to enhance and preserve
      the Commonwealth’s critical Northern Virginia rail
      networks and to support Amtrak and freight service
      within the Commonwealth. This position will be the
      leader of DRPT’s $495 million Atlantic Gateway program,
      as well as long‐term projects for capacity and
      speed improvements south of Washington DC on the
      I‐95 and Route 29 corridors.

      DRPT seeks a seasoned transportation engineering
      and project management professional with considerable
      experience directing major transportation
      infrastructure projects. The successful candidate will
      have proven leadership skills and the ability to lead
      strategic initiatives and build strong collaborative
      relationships. Experience with and/or significant
      knowledge of passenger and freight rail operations
      and engineering principles will be a significant
      plus. A Professional Engineer’s license in Virginia is
      strongly desired. To apply, please visit

      The Department of Rail and Public Transportation
      is an Equal Opportunity Employer​

  • Notices

    • New Flyer Parts - MBE, DBE and WBE


      A national OEM parts distributor is interested in identifying viable suppliers for ongoing competitive bid requirements.

      Product lines and qualifications can be directed to New Flyer Parts, 630 Kernaghan Ave., Door 76 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R2C 5G1

      Attn: Robyn DeVisser Ph: 204-957-8679​

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