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 Classifieds for December 2, 2016

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

    • Minnesota Department of Transportation - RFB


      Minnesota Department of Transportation, Office of Transit is requesting bids for:
      Approximately 361 Accessible Small and Mid-Sized
      Body-on-Chassis & 30 Medium Duty Purpose Built Transit Buses

      Copies of the Request for Bid are available on line at Reference No. 24318. Call 651-296-2600; (for hearing impaired callers, 1-800-627-3529 MN Relay Service) for more information.

      All bids must be submitted in accordance with the requirements set forth in the RFB, and must be received at Department of Administration, Materials Management Division, 112 Administration Building, 50 Sherburne Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55155, by 2:00 p.m., Central Time, December 23, 2016.

      In regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this RFB, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response and will not be subjected to discrimination in consideration for an award.

    • Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority - RFB


      Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) is requesting bids from qualified firms to provide Insurance Brokerage Services. Please contact Karla Richardson, 785-730-8622, for a bid packet, or download from our website Bids are due by January 18, 2017.
      In order to be eligible to submit a bid, your firm must not be included on the System for Awards Management’s List of Persons or Firms currently suspended or debarred. Metro reserves the right to accept any bid or any part or parts thereof, to reject any or all bids, and to waive irregularities therein. Metro complies with all applicable Title VI, EEO and DBE requirements. By submitting a proposal, your firm is also certifying that it complies with all applicable Title VI, EEO and DBE requirements.

      Topeka Metro
      201 North Kansas Avenue
      Topeka, KS 66603

    • Greater New Haven Transit District - RFP

      GNHTD RFP #10-016

      The Greater New Haven Transit District (the “District”), Hamden, Connecticut, is seeking responses from qualified firms for the Purchase and Delivery of Fully Accessible Minivans and Small Buses for the Greater New Haven Transit District and other specified Agencies in accordance with requirements of the Scope of Work Documents. RFP documents may be obtained by downloading the document from the District website: > Doing Business with Us > Bid Documents > Joint Procurement Paratransit Vehicles or by contacting the District at 203.288.6282 Ext. 2519, email:

      Proposals shall be submitted to Lori Richards, Greater New Haven Transit District, 1014 Sherman Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514, on or before 2:30 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2016. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered and will be returned to the Proposer unopened. Any changes, or any requests for changes in the specifications, will not be recognized after sealed proposals are submitted to the District.

      Any contract resulting from this request for proposals is subject in part to a financial assistance contract between the Agency and the Federal Transit Administration and the Connecticut Department of Transportation. All Respondents will be required to certify that they are not on the Comptroller General’s list of ineligible contractors. Further, the contractor will be required to comply with all applicable equal employment opportunity laws and regulations.

      The District hereby notifies all Proposers that in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this Request for Proposals, advertisement or solicitation, small and/or minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals in response, and will not be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award.

      The District reserves the right to reject any and all proposals as submitted by this Request for Proposals, and to waive informalities and irregularities, as it deems in its best interest.

    • Sarasota County Government - IFB

      IFB 176533HR

      PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Sarasota County (“County”), a political subdivision of the State of Florida, will receive bids on the date indicated in BidSync for the purpose of selecting a supplier Contractor to provide open air circulator services on Siesta Key for a six month pilot period, beginning within 30 days of contract execution. If the pilot is successful, the County may elect to extend the contract for an additional six month period. The County may elect to further extend the contract on a month to month basis until such time as a new solicitation for the service can be completed or the pilot program is terminated.

      SUBMITTAL DUE DATE: December 28, 2016 at 2:30 PM via BidSync.

      Solicitation documents are available at Bidders must be registered as a vendor in BidSync prior to submitting a bid. Sarasota County is not responsible for the accuracy of solicitation documents and information obtained from any source other than BidSync.

      Sarasota County prohibits discrimination in all services, programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, familial status, religion, or genetic information. Persons with disabilities who require assistance or alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.), or who wish to file a complaint, should contact: Sarasota County ADA/Civil Rights Coordinator, 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, Florida 34236, Phone: 941-861-5000, TTY: 7-1-1 or 1-800-955-8771, Email: ada

  • Help Wanted

    • American Public Transportation Association - Sr. Program Manager, Safety & Security


      American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has an immediate need for a Sr. Program Manager-Safety & Security to perform work related to safety and security activities consistent with APTA objectives and APTA members’ requirements. He/she will be responsible for supporting security program and standards development as well as supporting safety program management and development.
      Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Engineering, Mathematics, Science or a safety/security-related discipline. Minimum of five (5) years of experience in the transportation industry focusing on security, emergency management or safety topics is required. Specific experience related to program and project management desired. Experience working with Federal and industry organization partners, especially in relation to security issues is a plus. Successful candidate must have strong self-management skills, excellent oral and written communications skills, proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite and a passion for providing quality service to our members. Requires the ability to travel to attend and support conferences, seminars, committee meetings and other events related to work objectives. Metro Center location with excellent benefits.

      Send cover letter, 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

    • Kootenai County - Program Manager, Grants Mahangement


      Salary: $43,048 to $47,019.30/Hr/DOE
      Closing Date: 12/2/16 at 4pm (pst)


      KOOTENAI COUNTY is located in Northern Idaho at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Stunning scenery, amazing people and a lower cost-of-living makes Kootenai County one of the most desirable communities.

      SUMMARY: The primary purpose of this position is to perform financial compliance, tracking and reporting for federal, state, and other grant funds, with their respective match, according to federal requirements. To be responsible for all accounting functions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Pronouncements and maintain, monitor and improve Kootenai County financial grant records.

      EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Accounting, Finance or Business or a closely related field; and a minimum of five (5) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

      CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable. Possess or have the ability to possess a Certified Government Finance Manager (CGFM), CPA or CIA certificate.

      All employees of Kootenai County are required to successfully pass pre-employment and subsequent drug testing.

      departments/personnel/joblist.asp Any questions please contact Human Resources at or 208-446-1645. A pre-employment drug test is required for all positions. Kootenai County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

      For more information, please visit our homepage:

    • ​Kitsap Transit - Marine Services Director


      Kitsap Transit is excited to announce a new and exciting opportunity for a Marine Services Director!!! The person in this position will be responsible for starting up this new passenger-only ferry service. Once underway, this position will manage the day-to-day operation of this service primarily through contracting.

      Req: Bachelor’s degree in transportation management, business, public administration or planning and five years of increasingly responsible passenger (preferably marine) transportation management experience including three years of program management and supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

      Sal: $8,105 - $10,899/mo, DOE. Application packet and additional details regarding the position, salary and benefits are available at
      Deadline: 4PM, 12/30/16 EEO/AA

    • City of Watertown - Citybus Transit Director


      The City of Watertown provides a fixed route (MB/DO) public transportation system complete with (DR/PT) ADA complementary Paratransit Service operating Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. until 6:15 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:40 a.m. until 5:35 p.m. 

      The Transit Director directs and oversees the strategic planning and operation of the City of Watertown’s CitiBus transit system. The successful candidate must pass a Civil Service exam.
      A. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the NYS Board of Regents to grant degrees with a Bachelors’ Degree or higher in public or business administration, business, engineering or a related field of study and five (5)  years of executive level experience in public or private transit systems management, including experience in transit operations and planning; or
      B. Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the NYS Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s Degree or higher in public or business administration, business, engineering or a related field of study and five (7) years of executive level experience in public or private transit systems management, including experience in transit operations and planning; or
      C. An equivalent combination of experience and training as defined by the limits of above.


      A. Possession of a valid NYS Driver’s license (CDL-A or B with "P" endorsement within 12 months of employment.)
      B. Must have personal transportation in order to ensure rapid incident site response during off schedule hours.
      C. Must obtain and maintain BAITFISH Certification.
      Salary range $66,000 - $76,000.
      Please visit the City’s website at for an application and complete job description. Submit letter of interest, application and resume by 12/30/16 to  Amie Davis, City Hall, 245 Washington St. Room 201B, Watertown, NY  13601.  The City of Watertown is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

      ​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 Eye 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

    • Chatham Area Transit - DOT Administrator/Special Projects Manager

      ​Chatham Area Transit
      Dot Administrator/Special Projects Manager

      Responsible for the Savannah Downtown Transportation and Mobility Options. Develop, maintain and efficiently operate, under the policy direction of the SAMMI Board, the dot Services in Downtown Savannah comprising of a visitor shuttle; a water ferry system; historic streetcar; a pedestrian circulation management (“way-finding”) function; a passenger information system; Quality Assurance Management plan for all dot Services, including the necessary definition, development and deployment of quality assurance strategies that align with overall Transit Operation’s KPIs.  Perform and manage special projects including business outreach, community outreach, volunteer coordination, marketing, archiving, community events, legislative and education programs.  Works with the Chamber of Commerce, SEDA, TLC and Downtown Business Alliance among others to promote the use, partnership and integration of CAT’s family of services.  Conduct and manage special projects. Bachelor degree (B.S.) in Business, Transportation, Planning or related field.  Well-developed project management skills and legislative experience a plus.  $53,503 – $68,169.

      Submit resumes to; state position in subject line.
      Chatham Area Transit Authority

      900 E. Gwinnett Street
      Savannah, GA  31401


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