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 Classifieds for November 24, 2014

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

    • Atlanta Regional Commission - RFP


      The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) announces the availability of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for consultant services related to the development of a Public Transit Marketing Project. This notice does not constitute the RFP.
      The full text of the RFP is available via the internet at Requests for a copy of the RFP should be sent to the Atlanta Regional Commission, ATTN: Janae Futrell, 40 Courtland Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

    • City of Mankato - RFB

      FTA Project Number MN-85-X007
      MnDOT Contract # 00953

      NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS -- Sealed bids will be RECEIVED until 2:00 p.m. December 9, 2014 by the City Manager for the City of Mankato at the City of Mankato City Hall, 10 Civic Center Plaza #1, Mankato, MN 56001 on behalf of the Commissioner of Transportation, as agent for the City of Mankato for the construction of the Mankato Transit Maintenance Facility Addition and Remodeling which includes a bus storage building, bus maintenance bays, bus wash building and equipment, renovation of portions of the existing public works facility, various site and pavement improvements on property currently owned by the City of Mankato. Proposals will be opened and read publicly by the City of Mankato or their representative in the City Council Chambers, immediately after the hour set for receiving bids. A Pre-bid Meeting will be held at the project site at 501 S Victory Dr., Mankato, MN 56001 on December 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM. All questions asked or submitted will be answered in a written addendum.

      The City of Mankato hereby notifies all bidders:
      Plans and specifications may be examined and secured on or after November 14, 2014. A complete copy of the Project including Plans and Specifications and bidding requirements can be obtained and viewed at no cost at the website listed below. Bidders must enter contact information to have access to the Public Plan Room and Request for Bids, and for receipt of automatic notifications of further addendums and announcements from the City of Mankato.
      The contact person for all communication involving the RFP is:
      JoAnn Olsen, Owners Representative
      LSA Design Inc.
      219 N. Second Street, Suite 302
      Minneapolis, MN 55401

    • Capital Area Transit - RFP


      Capital Area Transit’s Fleet Maintenance Management Software Program

      The Cumberland-Dauphin-Harrisburg Transit Authority, hereinafter referred to as Capital Area Transit (CAT), is soliciting proposals for delivery and installation of a Fleet Maintenance Management Software program, including necessary hardware.

      Sealed proposals in quadruple (one original and three copies) will be received by Capital Area Transit, 901 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, until:
      FEBRUARY 10, 2015 – 3:00 p.m. eastern time

      Proposals must be submitted on the forms provided, including all Attachments.

      Please mark the envelope in which the proposal is submitted “Fleet Maintenance Management Software Proposal”.
      Proposals received after the time and date specified shall be considered non-responsive and shall be returned unopened to the vendor.

      As per the specifications on file with and available from: Bev Hockenberry
      Capital Area Transit
      901 North Cameron Street
      Harrisburg, PA, 17101
      (717) 233-5657 x111

      All proposals shall be subject to all applicable state and federal laws, subject to approval of a financial assistance contract between the Cumberland-Dauphin-Harrisburg Transit Authority and the U. S. Department of Transportation, and in compliance with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations.

      This Authority solicits and encourages Disadvantaged Business Enterprises / Women Business Enterprise participation. DBE’s / WBE’s will be afforded full consideration of their responses and will not be subject to discrimination. Proposers will be required to comply with the Cumberland-Dauphin-Harrisburg Transit Authority DBE / WBE Program goal requirement where applicable.
      The Cumberland-Dauphin-Harrisburg Transit Authority reserves the right to postpone, accept, or reject any and all proposals, in whole or in part, or to waive any and all informalities, as it deems in its best interest. Any person on the list of ineligible contractors for federally assisted projects is not an eligible proposer.

    • Foothill Transit - RFP


      Foothill Transit has received an unsolicited proposal that would enable Foothill Transit riders to better manage fare payments. Foothill Transit is interested in new and innovative options that are available in the technology marketplace that will help reduce barriers to boarding buses, and implement operational efficiencies that can improve the cost of manually distributing, processing, and reconciling cash and paper fare media. Foothill Transit is interested in a system that can be implemented within nine months, does not require the installation of barcode readers or device validators for customer interaction, and requires no upfront capital cost investment.

      Interested parties are invited to submit comments on this unsolicited proposal, or submit a competing proposal by 11:00 a.m., PST on December 10, 2014. For further information about this unsolicited proposal, please visit Foothill Transit’s website at and click on the “Business” tab.

    • Westchester County - RFP


      Notice is hereby given that Westchester County, acting by and through the office of the Commissioner of Public Works and Transportation (WCDPW&T), is seeking proposals from qualified firms to undertake an operations analysis of the Routes 7 and 13 of the Bee-Line Bus System.

      The Bee-Line Routes 7 and 13 are two of the busiest routes in the Westchester County Bee-Line system. They are part of the core of Bee-Line service, operating in the densest parts of the county and serving residential development as well as major employment and commercial centers. To achieve schedule adherence, the County has had to add running time on both routes in recent years. The extra running time adds cost and makes the service less convenient for riders.

      The County is now seeking outside consulting services to develop strategies for achieving efficiencies in operating the Bee-Line Routes 7 and 13 by reducing running times and making the routes more appealing to choice riders.
      The RFP document may be obtained by contacting Craig Lader, Planner, Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation, (914) 813-7759, or by e-mail to The RFP document is also available online at

      The deadline for submission of proposals is 4:00 p.m. on December 19, 2014.

    • Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri-Illinois Metropolitan District - RFP


      The Bi-State Development Agency of the Missouri -
      Illinois Metropolitan District (Metro) requests Proposals for the manufacture and delivery of 30, 35 and 40 foot heavy duty transit buses in accordance with the terns and conditions set forth in RFP #15-RFP-100793-DH. The Contract shall be an indefinite quantity contract for a minimum of 29 and a maximum of 250 buses. The terms of this contract will be five (5) years from the date of Award.

      Pre-Bid Conference: December 3, 2014, 9:00 a.m. CST at Headquarters, 707 North First Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
      Bids Due: February 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m. CST via Metro’s Sourcing System.

      All bids must be sent electronically via Metro’s Sourcing system. No Other Submittal Source is Acceptable. The use of this web-based system is provided at no cost but bidder must have internet connectivity, have an e-mail address, and be a registered user of Metro’s iSupplier. Once registered, bidder will be able to access real-time information in sealed bids, query invoice statuses, payments and view any bid on Metro solicitations. New suppliers to Metro must register by going to our website ( Choose Business & Community from the menu across the top, then Procurement from the pull down menu. From the menu on the left select Current Opportunities and scroll down to the iSupplier section.
      Existing suppliers who do not already have a log-in must send an e-mail requesting registration to: Include your company name and the e-mail address of your point of contact. An invitation to register will be sent to the e-mail address.

      Existing suppliers who are already registered for the iSupplier sourcing system may access the solicitation at

      Bidding documents may be obtained electronically by e-mailing Further information may be obtained by contacting Diana Hill, Director of Procurement at 314-923-3084.

      The right is reserved to accept any bid or any part or parts thereof or to reject any and all bids. Acceptance of any bid is subject to financial assistance contracts between Metro and the Illinois Department of Transportation and Metro and the FTA
      Contractor will be required to comply with all applicable Equal Employment Opportunities laws and regulations.

    • City of Durham - RFB

      BID NO.15-0018

      The CITY OF DURHAM invites your bid for DATA Transit Bus Repowering to be opened at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 18th, 2014, in the Finance Department, Purchasing Division, 1st Floor, 101 City Hall Plaza (Annex), Durham, North Carolina 27701.

      The City of Durham Purchasing Division will hold a pre-bid conference on Friday December 5th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., in the DATA Facility Conference Room, 1907 Fay St, Durham, North Carolina.

      The buses may be viewed prior to the pre-bid conference on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., or shortly before the pre-bid conference on December 5th at the DATA Facility, 1907 Fay Street, Durham, North Carolina.
      A complete description of the items to be purchased, plans and specifications may be obtained at the above address weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. A copy of this bid can also be obtained by visiting the following website:, or by e-mailing Jonathan Hawley, Purchasing Supervisor at

    • Valley Transit - RFP


      Valley Transit is seeking proposals from qualified companies to provide ADA complementary demand responsive service and several ancillary paratransit services currently offered by Valley Transit. Valley Transit, owned and operated by the City of Appleton, WI provides fixed route bus and complimentary ADA demand responsive paratransit service along with other ancillary paratransit options throughout Outagamie County and portions of both Calumet County and Winnebago County.
      ADA Complementary Paratransit- In order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Valley Transit is requesting proposals to provide limited advance reservation, demand-responsive ADA complementary paratransit specialized transportation service to citizens with disabilities. The service also includes elderly individuals age 60 and over residing in the Fox Cities portion of Outagamie County and the Appleton portion of Calumet County.

      The Connector- An ancillary paratransit service designed to provide rides for customers traveling to and from work outside the fixed route area or outside the fixed route hours. The service is an advance reservation, demand-responsive, common-carrier transportation service within two service area zones.

      Outagamie County Human Services Transportation- An ancillary paratransit service which provides advance reservation, demand-response, common-carrier transportation service to, from, and within two defined service area zones, and all of Outagamie County.

      Specifications and proposal forms may be obtained from Valley Transit, 801 S. Whitman Avenue, Appleton, WI 54914, phone: 920-832-5800 or email Proposals shall be on forms furnished in the proposal document. This information will also be posted on Valley Transit’s website ( on the “Requests For Proposal” page. Valley Transit reserves the right to reject any and all bids or to accept bids deemed for the best interests of the parties and to waive any informalities in the bidding.

      Valley Transit hereby notifies all proposers that it will affirmatively ensure that, in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority 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 race, color, or national origin in consideration for award.

      The contracts will be subject to a financial assistance contract between Valley Transit and the Federal Transit Administration.

    • Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority - RFQ/P

      BID NO. S-15-04

      The Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority (“the Authority”) is issuing an RFQ/RFP for the Operation, Maintenance, and Administration of the Puerto Rico Rail Transit Service known as Tren Urbano.

      This RFQ/P aims to provide a contract with a Transit Service Provider for the Operation, Maintenance and Administration of the Authority’s Rail Transit Service. This system comprises 17.2 kilometers of double tracks with 16 stations through a one line route in the municipalities of San Juan, Guaynabo and Bayamón. This service provides an average of 4,768 monthly trips with a duration time of 27 to 30 minutes. The contract will also include administrative facilities such as: Operation and Maintenance Building, Workshop, and Yard.

      The Proposals, with all accompanying attachments, shall be filed at the Board of Awards Office of the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority, Roberto Sánchez Vilella Government Center (formerly Minillas), South Building, Eleventh (11th) Floor, De Diego Avenue, Bus Stop 22, Santurce, Puerto Rico, no later than 2:00 PM (local time) on February 20, 2015. At this time, the Authority will read aloud the names of the proponents but will not open the submittals.
      A non-mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference will be held at 10:00 AM (local time) on December 11, 2014 at the Board of Awards Room of the Authority, Eleventh (11th) Floor. Attendance is highly recommended.

      Site visits will be held by appointment from December 8 to 10, 2014. These visits are not mandatory but are highly recommended. Participants shall make contact in written with the Board of Awards in order to set an appointment.
      Proposal documents and forms, and all other necessary information may be obtained at the Board of Awards of the Authority; by filing a request for registering in this process to the following e-mail address: until two working days prior to the opening of bids. The Board of Awards will send a registration form to the Proposer and it should be completed and sent by e-mail to the board. The Board will send the RFP documents by e-mail after all the information in the registration form is validated.

      Each proposal must be accompanied by a proposal guaranty in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Proposer’s total amount, and subject to the conditions of this process, in the name of the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority. Copy of an updated certification for the Bidders Registry from the General Services Administration will be required for the execution of the contract.

      The Board of Awards reserves the right to accept or to reject any or all proposals and recommend to the Executive Director the award under the conditions most favorable to the Highway and Transportation Authority.

      This contract will be financed with funds from the Federal Transit Administration and the Puerto Rico Highway and Transportation Authority.

      Javier E. Ramos Hernández, P.E.
      Executive Director

  • Help Wanted

    • City of Santa Rosa - Director of Transportation & Public Works

      The successful candidate for the position of the Director of Transportation & Public Works will be a highly organized, decisive, and innovative leader with superb interpersonal skills, judgment, and integrity. Candidates must also be results-oriented and committed to providing leadership that will inspire, motivate, and empower staff to achieve established goals. The new Director will also utilize best practices, promote a cooperative team environment, and demonstrate integrity that aligns with organizational values. A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible professional engineering and administrative experience in the field of public works, engineering, transportation, transit operations, municipal government, or public administration is required. The candidate must have the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in civil engineering or a related management field. Possession of a certificate of registration as a California professional civil engineer is desirable but not required. The salary range is $138,863 to $172,706 annually. The City of Santa Rosa provides an excellent management benefits package, including CalPERS. Candidates are encouraged to apply by Friday, December 12, 2014. Electronic submittals are strongly preferred. Email compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, salary history, and 5 professional references to Confidential inquiries welcomed to Dave Morgan, Ralph Andersen & Associates, at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at

    • Memphis Area Transit Authority - Heritage Rail Trolley Systems Positions

      The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) in Memphis, TN is seeking candidates for leadership positions in its Trolley Division. The trolley system consists of three lines, totaling 10 miles of track and 36 stations. The service operates with 15 rehabilitated antique trolley vehicles most of which were originally manufactured in the 1920s. Ridership is in excess of 1 million per year.

      MATA is seeking applicants for:
      Director of Trolley Operations and Maintenance
      Manager of Trolley Operations
      Manager of Trolley Maintenance
      Manager of Trolley Operations & Maintenance Safety

      These are envisioned as contracted positions. However, MATA would consider direct hires initially, or after a period of time as a contractor. MATA will also consider financial and other incentives as part of the compensation package. Ideal candidates would have experience with passenger rail systems, preferably heritage trolley systems.

      Interested in being a part of the rejuvenation of the Memphis trolley system and enjoying the low cost of living and high quality of life in Memphis visit for complete job descriptions and to apply online.

    • Central Ohio Transit Authority - Vice President of Finance & CFO

      The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), headquartered in Columbus, Ohio is seeking a highly-motivated financial leader to join its executive leadership team. COTA is a well-funded transit authority with a combined approved operating and capital budget authorization of $182.8 million for 2014.

      The Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer Position is the Authority’s financial executive who also serves as a corporate officer and the Secretary Treasurer reporting directly to the President/CEO of the authority. This position leads and oversees a diverse portfolio of finance and corporate functions with authority-wide strategic influence including Finance Administration, Facility Maintenance, Information Technology, Supply Management and Procurement Administration, Risk Management, and General Services.

      Key Accountabilities:
      • Acts as the authority’s senior advisor in all financial matters and oversees all aspects of the financial activities of the authority.
      • Ensures compliance with all relevant federal/state/local reporting requirements. Interprets financial information and provides appropriate reporting and analysis to the leadership team and Board including annual budget preparation and financial forecasts.
      • Engages in enterprise-wide strategic planning and shares accountability for the overall achievement of the organization’s results, and
      • Oversees the authority’s Treasury administration.
      The ideal candidate will have 10+ years of senior level financial management experience in a mid to large size Transit Authority or public organization. The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or business with an MBA and/or CPA preferred. Knowledge of public authority and government accounting, audit theory and practices, internal control procedures, budget principles and practices, and forecast modeling is required. Prior experience should demonstrate proactive problem solving and decision making abilities while exercising sound judgment.

      COTA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. To apply, please visit COTA’s applicant website @

    • New Jersey Transit - AED Human Resources

      The AED Human Resources is CHRO for the largest state-wide transportation Agency in the US. S/he is responsible for designing & implementing all HR policies, programs & systems. S/he must possess BS degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, Business, or a related field & at least 10 yrs. of broad based Human Resources experience including managerial experience within a major HR operation. HR certification & experience in a major transportation or large government agency is also desirable.




    • Chicago Transit Authority - Director, Transit Operations Dispatch

      JOB: IRC6348

      Apply at:
      Salary: To be determined by the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications.

      Directs and manages the Authority’s centralized Operations Dispatch system, Trapeze OPS, and the accurate recording of all operations manpower scheduling information. Monitors the interaction of multiple Authority databases and systems to ensure they successfully interface with transit operations planning systems (Trapeze), and develops plans and policies for the utilization of new technologies in transit service scheduling and daily operations management.

      • Directs and manages Transit Operations Planning Systems operations.
      • Monitors system to ensure accuracy and recording all aspects of bus and rail scheduling information.
      • Ensures scheduling conflicts and business needs are managed efficiently and effectively.
      • Reviews the Transit Operations Planning System reports for the accurate accounting of disciplinary actions, financial resource allocation, approved leave requests, disciplinary actions, and grievance resolutions.
      • Collaborates with departments and software provider to evaluate the effectiveness of system changes and recommends system improvements.
      • Oversees system upgrades and patches to guarantee successful implementation and minimal down time.
      • Utilizes Transit Operations Planning Systems to align corporate goals and objectives with operational and business needs.
      • Supervises Transit Operations Planning Systems operations support staff.
      • Implements work standards and process improvements. Monitors operational impact of Transit Operations Planning System (Trapeze) implementation and recommends changes to improve processes.
      • Works with management and departments to champion change management activities as the Authority implements the Transit Operations Planning Systems.

      • Bachelor’s degree plus demonstrable experience in scheduling and/or dispatch program management (within a transit environment preferred), with five (5) years in a management role related to the position, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

      • Detailed knowledge of scheduling software; knowledge in Trapeze OPS software preferred.
      • Detailed knowledge of the principles and practices of transportation planning and scheduling logistics management.
      • Detailed knowledge of timekeeping and workforce management in a union environment.
      • Detailed knowledge of related transit operations management applications.
      • Working knowledge of the methods, tools, and techniques used to evaluate, select, test, implement, and integrate system applications.
      • Working knowledge of Oracle, Microsoft office, and AVL GPS.
      • Ability to manage a major project working with staff across various levels of the organization.

      Applicants, if hired, must comply with CTA’s residency ordinance.


    • Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority - Paratransit Manager

      The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) is seeking applicants for our Paratransit Manager position. More information about job duties and qualifications may be found at To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to or to DART, 620 Cherry Street, Des Moines, IA 50309. DART is an Equal Opportunity employer.

    • URS Corporation - General Signal Foreman

      URS Corporation is seeking a General Signal Foreman for Hudson Bergen Light Rail Transit System to be based in our Jersey City, NJ location.
      • Supervises and manages the maintenance, construction and repair of all signal systems within the Hudson Bergen Light Rail System.
      • Reviews defect notices, identifies problems and determines corrective repairs if needed.
      • Direct supervision of craft employees on a daily basis.
      • Must be familiar with all URS, FRA, FTA, NJT and DOT rules and regulations.
      • Must be available to work and respond to any situation, 24 hours a day and seven days per week.
      • Responsible for right-of-way excavation for installation of signal/communications cables, ducts, and foundations for communications equipment cases and huts.
      • Trims trees, cuts brush and paints various communications equipment.
      • Assigned tasks must be safely and responsibly performed.
      • Responsible to assist qualified mechanics in the assembly of, installation and testing all communication related equipment.
      • Will perform all other duties as assigned.
      Minimum Requirements:
      • Education: A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent (GED) approved by a State’s Department of Education or recognized accredited organization.
      • Technical or Trade school training, two year minimum preferred
      • Must be Safety Trained Supervisor within 6 months of hire date.
      • Must pass a written electrical test, panel interview, and practical qualification exam to proceed through the selection process.
      • Experience: Minimum of 3 years working in railroad maintenance operations with 2 years as a Signal Maintainer or Signal Engineer
      • Minimum of 3 years working with electrical and mechanical apparatuses.
      • Prior supervisor experience required.
      • Must have a demonstrated aptitude for electronic/electrical work with the ability to use various hand tools.
      • Must have ability to perform heavy lifting tasks.
      • Must possess a basic electronics background, either acquired through formal training and/or practical experience including knowledge of OHM’s law and series/parallel circuits.
      • Must possess prior troubleshooting and mechanical experience (e.g. auto mechanic, generators, transformers, electric motor repair).
      • Must be able to accurately read blueprints and repair manuals
      • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
      Additional Information:
      • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.
      • Relocation and per diem support are not available for this position.
      • All internal candidates interested in the vacancy must be in their current position for a period of one year. Internal candidates must also have a clean discipline record for a period of one year from the date of the posting.
      To Apply:
      • Go to and select Career Opportunities in the left navigation. You will then be directed to a page where you can search for Careers by Keyword, Discipline, or Location.
      • Enter EC97960 into the Requisition field to directly apply to the General Signal Foreman position.

      URS Corporation has excellent pay and benefits. For more information please log onto our website at
      URS Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workplace. M/F/V/D.
      We invite you to take the next step toward

    • Hill Country Transit District - Assistant Director of Urban Operations

      Salary: DOQ
      Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
      Hill Country Transit District is seeking applications to fill the position of Assistant Director of Urban Operations. This position is a key management position that will report to and works under the supervision of the Director of Urban Operations. The Assistant Director of Urban Operations is responsible for the development and operation of the urban transit systems in the Killeen and Temple Urban Zoned Areas (UZA). This position requires in depth transit knowledge and experience, strong leadership abilities, teambuilding skills, and the ability to work with a variety of people ranging from drivers to elected officials. Duties include oversight and management of daily fixed route and paratransit activities, service delivery, and related personnel.

      A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Planning, or related field is preferred and relevant experience may substitute for educational requirement depending on experience. Five (5) years progressively responsible operations experience in a transit environment and three (3) years supervisory/management experience is required. Comprehensive working knowledge of transit management and operations, principles and practices, including knowledge of fixed route, scheduling, dispatch, paratransit, field operations, and staff development is required.

      This position will office at the Urban Operations Facility in Belton, Texas and individual hired must be willing to relocate to Belton or within a reasonable proximity.

      Interested applications should submit a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to:
      Hill Country Transit District
      Human Resources Department
      4515 W. US 190
      Belton, Texas 76513
      (254) 933-3700 ext. 2014 phone
      (254) 933-3724 fax

    • First Transit - General Manager, Transit Management

      FLSA Classification: Exempt
      Department / Location: Varies
      Job Code:
      Completed By:
      Human Resources
      Date: 10/8/14
      Title of this Position’s Supervisor:
      Regional Vice President
      Job Title(s) of Employees that Directly Report to this Position: Various managers and supervisors, which may include:
      • Assistant GM
      • Operations Manager
      • Maintenance Manager
      • Supervisors
      Total Number of Employees (direct or through subordinates) Supervised by this Position: Varies
      Job Purpose or Scope: Overall leadership and management of the transit system including but not limited to: route planning, fiscal planning and adherence, maintenance planning and management, labor relations, and personnel management
      Major Responsibilities: Listed in order of importance
      1) Accepts all responsibility for the system and ensures the system remains functional at all times, in accordance with the contract.
      2) Develops and reviews requirements and standards for operations and maintenance.
      3) Complies with Federal, State and Corporate reporting requirements.
      4) Works with the Maintenance Manager to ensure vehicles and inventory are at acceptable levels and conditions.
      5) Prepares, recommends and monitors/complies with annual budget.
      6) Enforces adherence to Company standards of quality and performance.
      7) Motivates, leads, trains and develops exempt and non-exempt employees, both bargained and non-bargained.
      8) Monitors and oversees the system Safety Program.
      9) Provides operating reports and statistics for the client.
      10) Manages labor relations.
      Position Description: Describe level of decision making and list examples of common decisions made: Top tier decision maker, common decisions are directly related to budget, maintenance, operational procedures, personnel and safety.  Minimum Education & Certifications Required: Minimum 5 years in transit management with increasing responsibilities. Bachelor’s degree in business, transportation or related fields strongly preferred.
      Experience & Skills Required:
      • Budget planning, route planning, labor relations, inventory control, experience in procurement and bidding processes, payroll management, scheduling system management, safety, training and risk management.
      • Experience managing in a union environment is a must.
      • Ability to blend business sense with common sense in the decision making process.
      • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.
      • Must have evidence of building solid relationships with supervisors, peers, and subordinates.
      • Excellent communication skills.
      • Demonstrated ability to build and continuously motivate highly effective teams.
      • Successful track record in managing budgets and/or P&L responsibility.
      • Proven ability to effectively and professionally interface with using agencies, directors, federal, state and local elected officials, operators, and all levels of hourly and salaried employees, including senior management.
      • Must be a self-starter able to obtain successful results without supervision.

      Physical Requirements & Working Conditions (include amount of travel): Incumbent must be able to move about the office and between floors; utilize standard office equipment; access filing system/cabinets; and communicate effectively and efficiently in person or by telephone.
      Ability to lift 40+ pounds regularly, must work in inclement weather conditions, repetitive sitting, standing, bending, must be able to sit or stand for extended periods of time, must be able to travel throughout the State when required.

      Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

      To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and current salary information to

    • Metra - Deputy Executive Director, Administration

      Ethics Statement
      Deputy Executive Director, Administration has leadership responsibilities that require compliance with all Metra policies as they relate to Code of Ethics; conflicts of interest; gratuities, revolving door prohibition, confidentiality of information and other state and federal ethics laws. Additionally, the Deputy Executive Director, Administration will foster a culture of transparency and take action to ensure that all employees under their purview perform their job functions with integrity and honesty. Strong business ethics must form the basis for all relationships with employees, customers, partners, competitors, suppliers and contractors.

      Summary of Duties
      Deputy Executive Director (DED) Administration under the direction of the Executive Director/CEO is responsible for carrying out the policies and programs of Metra. The DED Administration assumes a leadership role in planning, developing, organizing and directing the administrative activities at Metra. The DED Administration is responsible for complex direction for all areas related to administration and its programs acting on behalf of the Executive Director/CEO.

      Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
      • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration OR in lieu of specified degree, any combination of education and experience may be substituted for the required degree that equals four (4) years in policy direction and general management of a large public or private organization. MBA or a related advanced degree preferred.
      • Must have ten (10) years of senior level administrative management experience, which includes complex budget planning, capital project and service contract administration.
      • Must have ten (10) years of senior level managerial experience in a large public or private organization dealing with complex personnel and administration matters.
      • Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with the Board of Directors, the media and/or other external groups and organizations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including report writing and audio/visual presentations.
      • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
      • Travel required representing Metra on a local and national level.

      All employees are responsible for performing their job safely and in accordance with the safety objectives, goals and program of the organization, ensuring compliance with applicable safety rules and regulations.

      Other Important Information
      • Selected candidates are subject to a physical examination/drug test and background check to verify information regarding education, employment, vehicle and criminal history.
      • Relocation is not available for this position.
      Company Overview
      Metra is one of the largest commuter rail systems in North America and provides commuter rail service between the downtown Chicago business district and 240 stations in Northeastern Illinois over 11 routes totaling about 500 route miles. Metra operates 700 weekday trains, providing more than 300,000 passenger trips a day.

      Response Information
      If you are interested in applying for a position at Metra, please send your cover letter which must include the position title, your resume and salary history to: E-mail:
      Metra is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.
      Metra / 547 W. Jackson Blvd. / Chicago, IL 60661

    • VIA Metropolitan Transit - Senior Management Analyst


      Come work for us and receive paid holidays and vacation, flexible benefits, business casual dress code, flexible work hours, wellness benefit programs, family medical coverage, generous retirement plan and more! As the Senior Management Analyst you will conduct, review, analyze and prepare recommendations on management issues facing the Authority for consideration by senior management and the Board of Directors. Will also assist in preparing and monitoring the annual operating, capital, revenue, and debt financing program budgets. Work requires strong initiative, sound judgment, and the ability to develop effective solutions. Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field. Masters degree or CPA certification highly desired. A minimum of five (5) years experience in budgets and/or financial analysis, or an equivalent combination.
      Apply on-line at

    • Denton County Transportation Authority - Purchasing Assistant

      The position is responsible for performing a variety of tasks required for public procurement of goods and services and proper disposal of assets. The tasks are sometimes confidential or complex in nature, and must be performed in a manner that ensures the efficient operation of the Purchasing function and the proper expenditure of public funds. Assists in bid and proposal process including development of documents, distributing plans, conducting and/or attending bid openings, documenting vendor responses, preparing and distributing bid tabulations; at the direction of the Purchasing Manager, checks for required bonds, insurance, and other specification requirements to assist in determining responsiveness. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required. The incumbent performs under the supervision of the Purchasing Manager.
      Current Department Activities:
      • Promoting the inclusion of small and disadvantaged business enterprises in the procurement process.
      • Implementation of a contract management system to assist contractors and subcontractors with record keeping.

      Desired Education & Experience: (Any equivalent combination of education and experience) Equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, or other related field. Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience involving the government, nonprofit, or in similar operating environment; five (5) years of progressively responsible experience preferred. Public Sector procurement experience highly preferred. Public Sector purchasing certification from nationally recognized professional organization preferred. Ability to lift, push, pull 25 pounds. Special Requirements: Hold a current Texas Driver’s License (Class - C) or have the ability to obtain one upon entry into the position.

      Compensation: Annually Salary $35,200 - $52,800 DOQ, Exempt-Status + Competitive Benefit Package. Defined Benefit Retirement Plan. Position close 12/31/2014.
      How to apply: Download Application packet or in-person at DCTA,1955 Lakeway Drive, Suite 260, Lewisville, TX 75057.
      For more information:
      Call: 972-221-4600; Fax: 972-316-6112
      Competitive Pay and Benefit Package
      DCTA is an equal opportunity employer.

      All candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and national criminal background check in order to receive an employment offer. Applicants must be lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

      Visit for full job description.

    • Delaware River and Bridge Authority - Chief Operations Officer

      (open until filled)

      The Chief Operations Officer (COO) is responsible for directing, administering, and coordinating the operational activities of the DRBA in accordance with policies, goals, and short- and long-term objectives established by the Executive Director and the Board of Commissioners. Business functions/operations under the direction of the COO are the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, the Delaware City-Salem Ferry system, five (5) airport facilities, police, engineering, and environmental compliance and safety.

      The COO reports directly to the Executive Director and is a member of the Executive Director’s senior leadership team. Direct reports to the COO are the Director of Airport Operations, Director of Ferry Operations, Director of Maintenance, Chief Engineer, Police Administrator and Superintendent of Environmental Compliance and Safety.
      The COO is required to be a well-rounded operations executive with a proven general management approach and a demonstrated track record of success in developing and implementing a strategic operating plan resulting in significant bottom line results.

      Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with related advanced course work and a Master’s degree preferred; at least ten (10) years of senior level management experience in a dynamic and multi-faceted organization (department or divisional level) with a budget of over $50 million and 300+ employees is desired; extensive experience in development and oversight of budgets (operational and capital improvements); demonstrated experience in strategic planning; demonstrated experience with facility management and planning; demonstrated experience in operational excellence; proven track record of effective management including employee development, diversity and inclusion; demonstrated experience in a collective bargaining environment with labor management experience preferred; experience in public sector preferred. For more information, visit

      Requires a valid driver’s license and the willingness and availability for duty at such hours, day or night, as may be required in order to maintain continuous operations of DRBA facilities. Competitive salary negotiable DOQ’s (currently $155+) with excellent benefits.

      The DRBA is a bi-state governmental agency based in New Castle, DE. It was created by compact in 1962 and owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, and the Delaware City–Salem Ferry Crossing. The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). DRBA is charged with providing vital transportation links between the two states as well as economic development in Delaware and the four southern counties of New Jersey. DRBA is governed by a Board comprised of six commissioners from New Jersey and six from Delaware. The Board appoints an Executive Director to serve as DRBA’s chief executive. All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities.

      To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and current salary information immediately to:
      Robert E. Slavin
      3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, #A-1
      Norcross, Georgia 30071

    • San Mateo County Transit District - CEO/General Manager

      Our client, the San Mateo County Transit District (“District”) is seeking an extraordinary individual for the role of CEO/General Manager ("CEO/GM"), who will also serve as Executive Director of Caltrain and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority.  This position is located in San Carlos, CA.
      Summary: The District is a multi-agency organization that includes Caltrain, a dynamic and rapidly growing commuter rail service that serves the region from San Francisco to Silicon Valley; SamTrans, a traditional bus and paratransit system that is swiftly evolving into a multi-modal service provider and regional facilitator; and the San Mateo County Transportation Authority, a funding agency that supports transit and transportation projects and innovation through a half-cent sales tax overwhelmingly supported by local voters.  Additionally, Caltrain is in the midst of an unprecedented growth in ridership and revenues and a complex and challenging modernization program to fully electrify the system, in partnership with California High Speed Rail. The District, through SamTrans and Caltrain, is a significant property owner throughout the region, affording opportunities for transit-oriented development and leadership in planning and land-use decision-making that can meet the growing demand for a car-free, sustainable lifestyle distinct to the residents of the San Francisco Bay Area.
      The Position: The CEO/GM directly supervises the executive team and is responsible for the performance of more than 1,500 employees, consultants, and contract workers. In addition to being the CEO/GM to the District, this individual also serves in the capacity of Executive Director for both the JPB and the TA. It is the CEO/GM’s responsibility to ensure that the directions of all three separate yet interdependent governing boards are carried out by staff. The District's organizational structure currently consists of two deputy chief executive officers (one responsible for operations and engineering/construction and one responsible for finance and administration) plus four (4) executive officers responsible for planning and development, public affairs, customer service and marketing, Caltrain Modernization and the District Secretary.  In addition, the District's outside Legal Counsel is an integral member of the executive team. All employees are employees of the District, a consolidated organization. At any given time, employees will perform work on behalf of SamTrans, the JPB, and TA, apportioning their time according to the needs of each agency. The CEO/GM represents the District, the JPB, and the TA in meetings and communications with local, State, and national elected officials and their staffs, as well as with the leaders of other important agencies. This is a high profile position with substantial political and public interaction.
      Requirements: The minimum qualifications required for this position include a Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, planning, or a related discipline plus a minimum of 12 years of experience in leading and managing a large, complex and highly integrated organization, or a combination of education and experience demonstrating the ability to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  He/she should have a strong grounding in the areas of transportation funding, operating and capital program delivery, real estate development, and investment management. With this position comes a competitive compensation and benefits program.
      Interested Parties: To apply and/or receive more information and the full position description, please email You many also contact us via our Toll Free Phone number at +1.877.2.BOYDEN (226.9336) for additional information.

  • Notices

    • Wanted - Fareboxes

      7 used but operating Genfare Odyssey 36 inch. Fareboxes – Smart Card reader not required.
      Contact: Colorado Department of Transportation, Mike Timlin (303) 757-9648

    • Detroit Transportation Corporation - DBE Goal

      Notice is hereby given that the Detroit Transportation Corporation (DTC) has set its Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for programs utilizing Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds.  The DTC DBE goal for the Federal Fiscal Years 2015-2017 is 11.5%.  This goal was developed in accordance with the process described in U.S. DOT 49 CFR Part 26, as amended, and may be met by using certified DBE firms.
      The projected commodities / equipment and or services to be procured are as follows:

      NAIC         Project Description
      238220     Boiler Controller
      238210     Lighting-stations/art/exit stairwells
      238990     platform edge repair
      238320     station crossbeam painting
      236220     station improvement/doors
      334220     security cameras
      238210     telephone system
      541511     asset management system
      A description of how the goal was developed is available for public inspection between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday at the address listed below.  Comments regarding DTC’s DBE goal will be accepted for forty-five (45) days from the date of this notice.

      It is the policy of DTC to ensure that DBEs are afforded maximum practicable opportunities to participate in all of its procurement activities.
      Barbara Hansen, General Manager
      Detroit Transportation Corporation
      535 Griswold Street, Suite 400
      Detroit, MI  48226
      (313)  224-2190

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