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 Classifieds for April 18, 2014

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  • Bids/Proposals

    • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority - RFP

      LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (LACMTA)
      REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

      LACMTA will receive proposals on behalf of the Advanced Technical Vehicle Consortium (ATVC) for RFP No.: OP33203278 -Six (6) Forty-Two Foot (42’) Low Floor Super Low Emission (SLEB) Transit Buses Conversions per specifications on file at the LACMTA Office of Procurement & Material Mgmt, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (9th Floor).
      All proposals must be received on or before Tuesday, 06/03/14, 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time at the address listed above, sent to the attention of Elizabeth Hernandez, Senior Contract Administrator. Proposals received later than the above date and time will be rejected and returned to the proposer unopened.

      A Pre-Proposal conference will be held on Wednesday, 04/30/14, at 10:00 a.m., in the Union Station Conference Room on the 3rd Floor of the METRO Gateway Plaza Building located at the address above.

      You may obtain a copy of the RFP, by download online at http://www.metro.net/EBB/bids1.asp, (then click on the solicitation number, fill out the online form, then download).or further information, by faxing Elizabeth Hernandez, Sr. Contract Administrator at (213) 922-1004.

    • Winston-Salem Transit Authority - RFB

      WINSTON-SALEM TRANSIT AUTHORITY
      REQUEST FOR BID FOR THREE (3) LIGHT DUTY, LOW-FLOOR TRANSIT BUSES

      The Winston-Salem Transit Authority will receive proposals from qualified firms for three (3) light duty, low-floor (26-ft) transit buses on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 until 3:00 P.M. D.S.T. in Room 215 (offices of the Purchasing Director for the City of Winston-Salem) located at:
      City Hall
      101 North Main Street
      Room 215
      Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101

      Copies of the Request for Proposal are available by contacting Ms. Lorna Ford at 336-727-2648 or emailing your request to lford@wstransit.com. Copies of the RFP are also available at the administrative offices of the Winston-Salem Transit Authority Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5PM.

    • Bay Metropolitan Transportation Authority - RFP

      REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 2014-06

      Sealed proposals will be received at the offices of the Bay Metropolitan Transportation Authority (BMTA) at 1510 N. Johnson Street, Bay City, MI, until 2:00PM, Local Time, on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at which time and place said proposals shall be opened for the following item:
      Up to 9 (nine) Heavy duty 29’ buses

      All offerors must use the proposal forms provided in the procurement package which may be acquired from the Purchasing department at the above address or by telephone request at 989-922-3710.

      BMTA reserves the right to reject any or all proposals for sound documented business reasons, waive any defects or irregularities, and to accept the proposal which is most advantageous to Bay Metro Transit.

      DBE firms are encouraged to respond to this Proposal solicitation.

    • Regional Transportation District - RFP

      REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)
      REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT (RTD)
      RFP NO. 14DH021
      The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide:
      Public Transportation Services Group 25 Fixed Route Services
      for the Regional Transportation District.
      For this Contract, RTD has specified a SBE goal of Five percent (5%) for the work to be performed.
      A Briefing will be held April 29, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at RTD’s 1600 Blake St., Denver, CO 80202.
      RFP documents are available to view and or download at http://www.rtd-denver.com/currentsolicitations. For assistance contact RTD Contracts and Procurement purchasing.help@rtd-denver.com

      Inquiries concerning the content of the RFP should be directed to:
      Bob Brown, Purchasing Agent
      Regional Transportation District
      1600 Blake Street
      Denver, CO 80202-1399
      (303) 299-2228
      bob.brown@rtd-denver.com

      Written proposals will be received by Contracts and Procurement, RTD, 1600 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado 80202-1399 until 3:00 p.m. prevailing local time on May 19, 2014.

    • Metropolitan Atlanta Regional Transportation Authority - RFP

      MARTA will accept bids for CP B28941 Avondale Yard Gap Breaker Station (EEX) Equipment Replacement. Bid deadline is June 3, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Bids should be received at 2424 Piedmont Road, NE Lobby Floor, Atlanta, GA 30324 by the aforementioned date and location time and are subject to MARTA’s Resolution on Equal Opportunity prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion or national origin. For more information contact Diane Akinsipe at (404) 848-5521 or dakinsipe@itsmarta.com. Bid documents are available for purchase and payment must be in the form of credit/debit, cash, money order, or company check payable to MARTA. Personal checks will not be accepted as payment. For purchases, please contact MARTA Contract Control at (404) 848-4193 or 5580.

    • Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority - RFP

      REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FY14-R-011 ON-CALL PLANNING SERVICES

      Sealed proposals are hereby requested by the DES MOINES AREA REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY, 620 Cherry Street, Des Moines, Iowa to be received until 2:00 p.m. local time, on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 for On-Call Planning Services. Requests for clarification and/or questions concerning the issued document shall be directed to Mike Tiedens in the DART Purchasing Department at 515-283-5034 or Fax 515-283-8135 or e-mail DARTprocurement@ridedart.com. All submittal questions concerning this RFP are due on Friday, April 18, 2014. This will be the only notice rendered for this procurement. Proposal Documents can be obtained at DART Central Station, above address, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or DART’s website http://www.ridedart.com/procurements.cfm . In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, DART notifies all proposed vendors that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit a proposal in response to this request and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration of an award.

    • CTTransit - RFB

      SEALED BID NOTICE
      PARTS VANS
      BID #09-14
      BID EXTENSION

      The H.N.S. Management Company, Inc. (d/b/a CTTRANSIT) is a Subsidiary Corporation of First Transit Group, Inc. established as the legal entity to perform a service contract with the State of Connecticut. CTTRANSIT is the Connecticut Department of Transportation owned bus system, which provides fixed route bus service within 53 towns in the Hartford, New Haven, and Stamford metropolitan areas. An operating division is located in each of the three metro areas from which the local transit service is provided.

      Notice is hereby given that Connecticut Transit (CTTRANSIT) is requesting Bids from outside organizations to provide Parts Vans to our Hartford Division. Services shall be based on all provisions, conditions, instructions and specifications as outlined in the Bid. Forms, instructions and specifications are available from the Purchasing Department of CTTRANSIT; by emailing Bidders and email address) to bsheridan@cttransit.com or by calling Bonnie Sheridan, Purchasing & Contracts Officer (PCO), (860) 807-1276. Bid clarifications, questions and/or suggestions will be received until 10:00 am Thursday, April 24, 2014 and Bids are due on or before 2:00 pm Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Sealed Bids should be clearly marked “BID #09-14” “PARTS VANS” in capital letters and sent to the attention of Bonnie Sheridan, Purchasing & Contracts Officer at PO Box 66, Hartford, CT 06141-0066 or 100 Leibert Road, Hartford, CT 06120 for hand delivery. Any Bid received thereafter shall not be considered and will be returned to the Bidder. It is the responsibility of the Bidder to assure that its Bid arrives at the designated location and person by the specified time stated above.

      Issuance of this Sealed Bid Notice does not commit CTTRANSIT to award any contract. CTTRANSIT reserves the right to waive any irregularities and formalities, to reject any and all Bids submitted, to re-advertise, and to make contract awards in the best interest of CTTRANSIT and/or the Department of Transportation of the State of Connecticut.

      Bonnie Sheridan
      Purchasing & Contracts Officer
      An Affirmative Action—Equal Opportunity Employer

  • For Sale

    • City of Madison/Metro Transit - Sale of Used Transit Coaches

      The City of Madison / Metro Transit has forwarded information for the sale of eleven (11) 40-foot Diesel Transit buses Public Surplus Auction. Prospective bidders should access the following website to view the buses for sale and place bids accordingly: www.publicsurplus.com

      The sale includes five (5) Gillig Phantom 40-foot diesel buses and six (6) New Flyer SR593-D40LF 40-foot diesel buses. This sale also includes numerous Gillig parts. All equipment will be sold as is/where is with no warranties or guarantees expressed or implied. Bidders may bid on one or more of the coaches being offered for sale. All equipment will be sold to the highest bidder in accordance with regulations of the Federal Transit Administration.

      For additional information regarding this auction site you may access our WEB site at www.ci.madison.wi.us/purch.html or e-mail purchasing@cityofmadison.com. 


  • Help Wanted

    • Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority - Engineering Project Manager-Track

      The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) is ready to put dedicated team-oriented individuals with a passion for customer service into the driver’s seat toward a new career!

      We offer competitive compensation and benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, prescription coverage, wellness programming, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, Ohio Public Employee Retirement System, and Ohio Deferred Compensation.

      We are currently seeking qualified candidates for an Engineering Project Manager – Track.

      Duties: Under the direction of the Director of Engineering and Project Management, the Engineering Project Manager – Track will be responsible for over sixty miles of track between the light and heavy rail lines. This position will oversee the track program of capital and maintenance projects. Oversees, coordinates and reviews the activities of Technical Consultants and Contractors both directly and through assigned staff. Performs project management duties for the GCRTA Capital Program of rail projects relating to design, construction and ongoing inspections. Oversees other agency projects affecting GCRTA rail right of way. Participates and presents in inter- and intra-departmental committees, stakeholder and outside agency meetings. This position will promote a safe and secure atmosphere, follow all safety and security rules, and perform other related duties as assigned.
      Minimum Requirements: Applicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering. Must be able to lead and manage consultants, staff, and self-perform design and construction management of GCRTA track and rail-related projects. Applicant must be able to communicate verbally, in writing and by reports using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint, MS Project). Applicant must be able to read and interpret plans and specifications. Applicant must be comfortable in industrial and heavy construction environments. Applicant must be aware of and involved with current rail technologies and practices. Applicant must have: exceptional analytical and problem solving skills, and strong verbal, written and presentation communication skills. Candidate must be a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Ohio, or must be able to have comity within 6 months of hire.

      STARTING SALARY RANGE: $70,606 - $93,551 annually.
      For further information and to apply: Visit the www.RideRTA.com/careers page. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

      AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/ADA EMPLOYER / A DRUG FREE WORKPLACE

    • Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority - Chief Executive Officer

      Are you looking for an exceptional career opportunity to lead a growing and progressive transit system in one of the country’s “most livable cities?” The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) of Nashville Tennessee is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead this dynamic organization. Our firm, KL Executive Search LLC, has been engaged to identify potential candidates for this important leadership position.
      The MTA is governed by a five-member volunteer citizens’ Board of Directors appointed by the Mayor of Nashville and approved by the Metropolitan Council. The Board sets policy and has fiduciary responsibility. Reporting directly to the MTA Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for managing and directing all aspects of the MTA organization.

      The MTA operates a fleet of 269 vehicles including 166 fixed route busses and 103 demand responsive vehicles. MTA busses average more than 33,000 passenger trips per weekday. The MTA’s AccessRide is the largest paratransit service in the state and provides 360,000 annual trips to persons with disabilities. The MTA’s operating budget totals nearly $66 million.

      The MTA, under contract to the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee, also manages a regional commuter rail service, nine regional express bus routes and the largest commuter van pool program in the southwest. The RTA was formed to plan and develop a regional transit system for the citizens of Middle Tennessee. Its Board of Directors is made up of city and county mayors and community leaders from the surrounding counties of Nashville.

      If you have 10 years of progressively responsible experience in bus and rail transportation management and five years’ experience directing senior-level staff involved in transit operations and administration plus outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and a passion for public transportation, this is the perfect opportunity for you.
      If you would like to pursue this exciting career opportunity please email a copy of your resume and salary history to: Tony Kouneski, amkmak@Verizon.net – 301-946-4445 or Jack Leary JKL4868@aol.com – 508-563-7330 – of KL Executive Search.

    • AC Transit - Transportation Superintendent

      Salary:
      $3,799.38 - $4,537.85 Biweekly
      $8,232.00 - $9,832.00 Monthly
      $98,784.00 - $117,984.00 Annually
      Summary:
      Under general direction, manages the delivery of transportation services for an operating Division, the Transbay Transit Center, or Central Dispatch, including services provided by Bus Operators, Dispatchers, Transportation Supervisors, and clerical staff; and applies extensive knowledge of transportation operations in order to maintain the highest possible level of customer service.
      Minimum Qualifications:
      Experience: Six (6) years in a progressively responsible professional, technical/administrative, and supervisory capacity with duties directly related to transportation operations, including at least two (2) years supervisory experience in a union environment.
      Education/Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, or a directly related field from an accredited college or university. Additional management level experience in bus operations at AC Transit or an equivalent large urban transit agency may be substituted for the college portion of the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
      Additional Information:
      Physical Requirements:
      (1) Must maintain the physical ability necessary to perform tasks in an office setting, operating multiple computers, keyboards, and other peripheral equipment. (2) Must maintain normal vision and hearing (with or without correction) on a continual basis. (3) Must maintain the physical ability necessary to safely drive a District vehicles, sit in a vehicle continually or intermittently; enter and exit vehicle quickly and frequently; stand, walk, and climb stairs frequently; grasp, lift, hold, and manipulate light items under twenty (20) pounds frequently, such as laptop computers, cell phones, clipboards and writing implements; occasionally lift heavier items and materials up to fifty (50) pounds; and occasionally stoop, kneel, or bend.

      THIS POSITION IS AN UNREPRESENTED POSITION
      To apply, please visit: http://apptrkr.com/458072
      Equal Opportunity Employer

    • Pioneer Valley Transit Authority - Deputy Administrator of Operations

      DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR OF OPERATIONS
      PIONEER VALLEY TRANSIT AUTHORITY, SPRINGFIELD, MA.
      The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, has excellent career opportunity for a high energy transit professional. Reporting directly to the Administrator, the Deputy Administrator of Operations is responsible for overseeing all transit service activities (operations) and coordinating activities among fixed route and paratransit service providers; acts as PVTA’s primary contact person for all service-related/operational issues and ensures high quality customer service and exemplary, cost-efficient service delivery; establishes and implements comprehensive leadership and development initiatives for staff and service providers using a customer-focused approach consistent with PVTA’s mission and vision. This position provides direct supervision to PVTA’s Transit Services Department including ADA transportation, Mobility Services, Claims Management, and safety and security.

      Bachelors degree required, advanced degree is preferred; knowledge of principles and practices of management within a public transit system; supervision, including employee relations, performance management, employee motivation and training, working knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations related to public transit system operations; basic understanding of procurement and grant application processes; strong contract and project management skills; skilled in professional report writing techniques; at least 5 years of public transit management experience along with demonstrated experience leading, motivating and supervising others. Salary range 95K with excellent benefits package.
      Prior to submitting your cover letter and resume (include salary preference), please review a detailed position description and qualification requirements on our website at www.pvta.com under Careers. Upload resume via our website or mail to: PVTA, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 2808 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01107. EEO/DF/AA

    • TriMet - Deputy General Manager

      TRIMET DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER POSITION
      PORTLAND, OR

      The Generator Group has partnered with TriMet, one of the most innovative and highly-respected public transportation organizations in the nation, to recruit its next Deputy General Manager. The successful candidate will work with the General Manager to achieve TriMet’s vision of making the region the best place in the country to live by delivering safe, reliable and easy-to-use transit service. This position is one of the most challenging and rewarding positions in the transit industry.

      The Deputy General Manager will play a lead role in guaranteeing daily operations are coordinated, cost-effective and efficient. He/she will focus on establishing relevant performance measures and implementing management practices that ensure that TriMet continues its reputation for being on the “cutting edge” of transit.
      Prerequisites include:
      • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Management or related field. An advanced degree is preferred.
      • Ten years of progressively responsible senior management experience. Transportation experience desired.
      The successful candidate will be paid a salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. In addition, TriMet offers an outstanding package of fringe benefits and perquisites, including relocation assistance.

      Submit resumes to either Enrique Washington, Principal Recruiter, Enrique@generatorgroup.net or Will Scott, Senior Recruiter, will@generatorgroup.net. Please do not communicate directly with TriMet.
      TriMet is an equal opportunity employer, committed to developing an organization that is reflective of and sensitive to the needs of the diverse community we serve, including the elderly and individuals with disabilities.

    • Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority - Executive Director

      CENTRAL INDIANA REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY (CIRTA)
      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
      CENTRAL INDIANA (INDIANAPOLIS AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES)

      Job Status: Full-Time
      Salary: $90,000/annually commensurate with experience
      The Executive Director position leads all aspects professional and administrative work of the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority (CIRTA). The Executive Director provides general guidance to departmental managers, provides strategic planning and direction, manages contract compliance, and develops and administers the budget. In addition, the Executive Director serves as primary liaison to the community and elected bodies on the needs, benefits, and value of improved transit in Central Indiana. This position reports directly to an appointed board of directors and serves at the will of the board.
      Minimum Experience:
      • Four-year college degree in business, public administration, urban planning, non-profit management, communication, marketing, or related field
      • Substantial, preferably 5 – 7 years, executive or leadership experience in government or non-profit agency or business operations and/or marketing
      • Transportation and planning experience preferred, but not required
      • The position is exempt and requires community outreach that may include evening, weekends
      Essential Skills and Training:
      • Track record of successes and overcoming obstacles
      • Comfortable and adept at making presentations to small and large audiences
      • Organized, punctual and a self-starter who can work with minimal supervision
      • Analytical skills to provide solutions/recommendations to businesses
      • Experience interacting with people of varied backgrounds
      • Experience in customer service and responding to customer inquiries
      • Articulate, persistent, performance driven, results oriented, and a sense of humor
      • Work well in a team environment
      • Proficient in use of Windows, Microsoft Office, Outlook, and social media platforms
      Application:
      • Interested parties may find the full job description and posting at: http://www.cirta.us/pages/cirta-employment-opportunities/
      • Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to hr@cirta.us

    • Sound Transit - Director of Safety and Quality

      SOUND TRANSIT
      DIRECTOR OF SAFETY AND QUALITY
      ASSURANCE
      JOB #14-00516
      SALARY: $112,042.00 - $140,053.00 Annually
      OPENING DATE: 03/31/14
      CLOSING DATE: Continuous
      GENERAL PURPOSE:
      Under administrative direction, is responsible for the policy development, management, and oversight of Agency Safety & Quality Assurance programs. Provides guidance and direction to managers on program implementation, government regulations, reporting requirements, and standards of practice in two areas: safety-related programs and activities, quality assurance and quality control of Agency design and construction programs. Directs and manages the operations and activities of the divisions programs; develops and implements associated plans, procedures, and program activities associated with safety, health and quality assurance; develops and manages quality assurance and quality control of Agency design and construction programs; oversees compliance with federal and state rail and bus safety requirements; coordinates compliance with safety certification requirements for new rail service extensions; and serves as Agency liaison with various municipal departments/agencies, both state and federal. Position reports to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer.
      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
      Education and Experience:
      Bachelor’s Degree in industrial relations, industrial hygiene, safety, industrial engineering, or closely related field and eight years of experience directing and managing the safety, quality, engineering, construction and related functions of a safety and quality assurance division in a medium to large organization; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

      For complete job details and to apply visit http://www.soundtransit.org/About-Sound-Transit/Jobs.xml
      Sound Transit is an equal opportunity employer. We place a high value on, and are committed to, diversity within our organization and leadership.

    • Atlanta Regional Commission - Senior Planner

      SENIOR PLANNER
      CENTER FOR LIVABLE COMMUNITIES/ MOBILITY SERVICES DIVISION

      PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform daily transit planning work activities under the direction of the Principal Transit Planner; this may include developing transit related aspects of the Transportation Improvement Program and Regional Transportation Plan; assist with transit service & operational coordination among multiple operators such as bus route and stop coordination, Human Services Transportation and paratransit, asset management, transit trip planning & real-time information, vehicle standards, etc.; lead special transit related studies; maintain the regional transit data warehouse, including regional GTFS data; establish & maintain a performance evaluation framework for the regional transit system; attend & represent the region’s interest at meetings regarding transit system & corridor plans, transit service coordination efforts, and transit data and analysis activities; attend meetings of transit advisory boards; make presentations to regional policy officials & their technical staff; develop RFPs & manage consultants; perform policy analysis & report preparation for transit-related planning & service coordination issues & topics; provide administrative & logistical support to transit policy & technical committees as needed; chair and coordinate the work of technical committees. Perform other related duties as assigned.

      TRAINING & EXPERIENCE DESIRED (equivalent combination acceptable): Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation Planning, Urban & Regional Planning, Civil Engineering, Business or Public Administration or related Field and 2 year related experience. Considerable experience coordinating activities, preferably in a public transit agency environment; knowledge of public transit services & operational planning; knowledge of basic project management, marketing, record-keeping, contract and budget administration, and regional transportation resources desirable; excellent communications skills required along with time management skills; must have working knowledge of geographic information systems; must be proficient in standard office equipment, MS Office and related software applications

      ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $47,291 - $79,268
      For more information please visit our website at www.atlantaregional.com
      TO APPLY: On-line applications only at: http://www.atlantaregional.com/about-us/employment/arc-job-listings
      EOE M/F/D/V

    • Chapel Hill Transit - Assistant Director-Operations

      Position Opening: Chapel Hill, NC …Chapel Hill Transit seeks a passionate, customer service oriented leader with outstanding interpersonal skills for their next Assistant Director - Operations in the largest fare free public transit system in the country and second largest public transit system in the state of NC with around 7 million rides per year. The position is open due to a promotion.

      The Community: Named 10 Best Places to Live (Money 2012), Chapel Hill (pop 58K) is home to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It is a vibrant university town within the Research Triangle metropolitan region, which is home to multiple colleges and universities, two library schools and the State library. The interaction of active and engaged community members, University students, faculty, and staff, and longtime and newly arrived residents makes Chapel Hill a center of culture, academia, diversity, and ideas. Throughout its history and continuing today, Chapel Hill has retained its small-town friendliness; its sense of place and historic roots; evidence of care for the natural environment; the thoughtful integration of commercial areas with the fabric of the town; and the youthful exuberance and interchange of ideas that are fostered by the University. The community is conveniently located within a few hours of the coast and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. More information about the Town of Chapel Hill can be found at their website.

      Chapel Hill Transit Department and Position Overview: Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) serves the communities of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). The two towns and the university share annual operating and capital costs associated with CHT on a contractual basis. With a 19.6 M total budget and 235 non-unionized employees, Chapel Hill Transit functions as a Town Department rather than an independent authority. The Assistant Director is an executive staff member, responsible for overall management of all Chapel Hill Transit Operating divisions, including Fixed Route services, Paratransit services, Maintenance, and others assigned by the Director. The Assistant Director will also assist the Director in carrying out the vision for the department and continuing to meet the expectations of excellent service in a high demand system.
      CHT is a fare-free system with fixed-route bus service on 31 weekday and weekend routes and EZ Rider demand response (ADA) service. CHT has a fleet of 121 vehicles including hybrid and articulated (98 fixed-route and 22 demand response) - covering over 2.5 million miles per year in a service area of 62 square miles.

      The successful candidate is:
      • engaging interpersonally, able to communicate with anyone from any background;
      • a skilled collaborator who easily builds collaborations among the Transit Department Divisions, other Town Departments and Transit partners;
      • an empowering leader equally dedicated to building a cohesive team throughout the department as well as the development of individual employees;
      • experienced with procurement and maintenance of transit vehicles (including but not limited to buses, hybrid buses, vans, supervisory vehicles and maintenance vehicles, and technical support equipment used in revenue service).
      • creative in managing budgets, leveraging limited resources, and working effectively with Transit partners to maximize complex partnerships within a Town departmental system;
      • resourceful in finding or developing innovative solutions to pressing issues such as maintenance, scheduling and attendance;
      • knowledgeable in transit operations including maintenance, scheduling, safety, federal and state regulations;
      • an excellent and effective communicator, including one on one, small groups and public speaking, who confidently and persuasively engages citizens, community groups, staff, and Council;
      • a proactive and effective negotiator who leverages assets with opportunities;
      • experienced with a track record of evaluating and developing best practice policies and procedures;
      • effectively negotiates and persuades using outstanding interpersonal and analytical skills’
      • skilled in fostering a high performing AND high morale team;
      • a principled leader who values accountability while holding realistic and fair expectations of self and others.
      Qualifications: Minimum education of a bachelor’s degree, background in diverse front line transit roles and five (5) years of recent, verifiable, and increasingly responsible management within transit operations, including fixed route and paratransit, fleet maintenance, and service development in an organization comparable to CHT at the division manager, assistant director or director level. Strong preference for management level experience within a combination of these areas and experience managing supporting departments/functions such as Training, Safety, Procurement and Customer Service.

      The hiring range is $77,641 – 101,709. Compensation is negotiable within the range based upon experience and qualifications. Outstanding benefits are offered including 100% employer paid health insurance for employees and partial employer contribution for dependents and generous leave. In addition, the Town makes a contribution of 5% to the 401 (k) for all regular full and part-time employees. See full benefits description here.
      To apply: All applicants must apply online through the
       
      application portal at the Developmental Associates website. Resumes can be uploaded at the portal but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online application. Semi-finalists will participate in an assessment center in Chapel Hill on June 24-25, 2014. The application period closes May 16, 2014. All inquiries should be emailed townofchapelhill@developmentalassociates.com. EOE/AA

    • Gary Public Transportation Corporation - General Manager

      For a complete job description, please visit our website at www.gptcbus.com.

      The General Manager reports directly to the Board of Directors and serves as the agency’s chief executive officer and leader of the management team. Primary duties includes: Manage the day-to-day operations while implementing policies and programs approved by the Board of Directors; and the execution of city, state, and federal requirements relating to public bus transit.

      A minimum of seven (7) years in executive management experience in mass transportation administrative capacity or related business management experience with a Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree in Business or Public Administration or related field. An equivalent combination of experience and education could be substituted.
      Please email resume to BGaskin@gptcbus.com
      EOE

    • Denton County Transportation Authority - Vice President of Transit Operations

      Reporting directly to the President and a member of the agency’s Executive Team, this position will develop, organize, and direct the implementation and operation of the Authority’s transportation and maintenance services and functions for Bus and Commuter Rail. Essential functions include but are not limited to: providing executive level management oversight and strategic direction to all aspects of the Transit Operations Department, improving the overall performance of the Transit Divisions by reviewing results, performance against goals, and instituting changes in accordance with DCTA’s short-term and long term objectives, directing the preparation and administration of annual budgets for all areas of responsibility, ensuring the provision of transit services complies with applicable local, state, and federal legal requirements, reporting to Board on operational performance, vehicle maintenance, customer service and other issues pertaining to transit services, as well as selecting and evaluating personnel, resolve personnel concerns and issues, and provide training and professional development.
      Desired Education & Experience
      Bachelor’s Degree in in Transportation, Public or Business Administration or a related field plus seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience involving the planning, operation, administration, and coordination of public transportation services. Master’s Degree preferred. Specific operations experience with Bus Operations and/or Commuter Rail highly preferred.
      Competitive Pay and Benefits and Relocation Package
      Hiring Salary $96,500 - $120,000 DOQ + Executive Benefit Package. Retirement Plans. Relocation Expenses.
      Resume submissions and employment information visit our website at www.dcta.net , in-person at DCTA, 1660 S. Stemmons, Suite 250, Lewisville, TX 75067, 972-221-4600 Office, Fax 972-316-6112 or email jobs@dcta.net
      DCTA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    • University of Maryland Baltimore County - Associate Director of Transit

      UMBC’s Transportation Services department has an opening for an Associate Director of Transit who will be responsible for providing administrative, budgetary, operational, and programmatic leadership for all functions of UMBC Transit. For a full position description go to: www.umbc.edu/hr/employment. For information on fleet, routing, and staffing please refer to the departmental website at:  www.umbc.edu/transit
      Position requires a Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in the transportation field to include supervision of fleet maintenance, driver personnel and budget. Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; an ability to establish working relationships within a diverse campus and community; a strong combination of technical and interpersonal skills coupled with a track-record of success; and be a strong and diplomatic leader. Must have a Maryland Commercial Class B Driver’s License with Passenger Endorsement or agree to obtain such license during the probationary period of employment (preparation program will be offered through UMBC). Note:  A background check will be required for this position.
      For best consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references by COB May 14, 2014 (resumes will be accepted until the position is filled) to:  UMBC Transit Associate Director Search Committee, Office of the Executive Director, The Commons, Room 335, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, Email: regier@umbc.edu.
      UMBC is EOE/AA

  • Notices

    • New Flyer - Notice to Suppliers

      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, Attn: Alexandra Zywylo, 630 Kernaghan Ave., Door 76 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R2C 5G1

    • Ben Franklin Transit - DBE Goal

      NOTICE
      FY 2014 DBE GOAL FOR
      BEN FRANKLIN TRANSIT

      Notice is hereby given that Ben Franklin Transit’s DBE goal for 2014 is less than 1%. Information on the manner in which the goal was established is available from 8-5, Monday-Friday, at the DBE offices of Attn: HR, Ben Franklin Transit, 1000 Columbia Park Trail, Richland, WA 99352 for a period of 30 days following the date of this notice. For a period of 45 days from the date of this notice, any person may submit comments to the above address or by writing FTA, 915 2nd Ave, Ste 3142, Seattle, WA 98174. Dated April 8, 2014.

    • Capital District Transportation Authority - Notice to Proposers

      PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that proposals for CDTA-PLANNING 05-11000 Developer Outreach Initiative are due no later than 1:00PM on May 19, 2014. Proposals should be addressed to Stacy Sansky, Director of Procurement, Capital District Transportation Authority, 110 Watervliet Avenue, Albany, New York 12206. Each proposal must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the proposal instructions.

      Questions regarding this Request for Proposals are to be submitted IN WRITING to Stacy Sansky, Director of Procurement (stacyss@cdta.org, fax-518-437-8348 or via mailing address listed above) NO LATER than 11:00 AM on April 21, 2014.

      It is the intention of CDTA to negotiate for a contract based upon proposals it receives, but CDTA reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.

      The Authority hereby notifies all potential service providers that disadvantaged, minority and women-owned business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals in response to this notice and there will be no discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, disability or marital status in the award of the contract or any subcontract.

      PROHIBITIONS ON PROCUREMENT LOBBYING: Pursuant to State Finance Law §§139-j and 139-k, this solicitation includes and imposes certain restrictions on communications between CDTA and an Offerer/bidder during the procurement process. An Offerer/bidder is restricted from making contacts to influence the procurement process, except as provided in the procurement process (i.e., proposal submissions and interviews, where requested by CDTA) from the earliest notice of intent to solicit offers/bids through final award and approval of the Procurement Contract by CDTA (“restricted period”). Contacts must be made only by your designated staff unless a specific exception applies. CDTA employees are required to obtain certain information when contacted during the restricted period for purposed designed to influence the procurement process, and make a determination of the responsibility that could result in rejection for contract award or even more serious consequences.

      The complete Request For Proposals may be obtained free of charge at our website www.cdta.org (Click on “About CDTA”, then on “Doing Business with CDTA”) on or after April 4, 2014. Only vendors who complete the online vendor registration form will be able to access the RFP. Dated: April 3, 2014

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