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 Classifieds for July 25, 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

    • Lowell Regional Transit Authority - RFP

      REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS FOR AVL/GPS & CUSTOMER INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR FIXED ROUTE

      The Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) is requesting product and price proposals from qualified firms to provide and install a NEW AVL/GPS & CUSTOMER INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR FIXED ROUTE (AVL/GPS&CIS). This new system will serve the LRTA fixed route vehicles/system and improve associated passenger information services and equipment. The system proposed must be in full compliance with the all FCC narrowband compliance regulations.

      The LRTA invites sealed proposals to be received at the LRTA, 3rd Floor, Administration Office, 145 Thorndike St., Lowell, MA. Proposals will be accepted until 11 A.M. on Friday, September 12, 2014. Proposals received at the LRTA by that time shall then be opened and recorded as received for further evaluation.

      The LRTA will hold a pre-proposal conference at the LRTA’s Fixed Route Operations Ctr., 100 Hale Street, Lowell, Mass. on Tuesday August 19, 2014 at 10 A.M. The LRTA invites all intended proposers to attend. LRTA fixed route bus models will be available for viewing at that time.

      The performance of any contract which may arise from this proposal is subject to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all applicable equal employment requirements as may be generally appropriate to this type of solicitation. DBE/MBE/WBE firms will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals and will not be subject to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex or national origin in the LRTA’s consideration of an award of contract. This project and contract will be subject to financial assistance from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MDOT). All proposers will be required to certify that they are not on the United States Comptroller General’s list of ineligible contractors.

      The LRTA reserves the right to waive any formalities, to reject any and all proposals and to award the contract to any proposer whose proposal is deemed the most advantageous to the interest of the public and the LRTA. The RFP documents and detailed specifications may be obtained free of charge at the LRTA office in the Gallagher lntermodal Transportation Center.

      These documents may also be requested by mail or by telephone, by contacting Tom Henderson at (978) 459-0164, Ext. #210 or Ms. Paula Good at Ext. #206.
      JAMES H. SCANLAN LRTA ADMINISTRATOR
      Dated: July 22, 2014

    • Greater Peoria Mass Transit District - RFP

      GREATER PEORIA MASS TRANSIT DISTRICT (GPMTD)
      TURNKEY MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION OF ADA PARATRANSIT SERVICES

      The GPMTD is soliciting proposals from qualified companies for the turnkey management and operation of the GPMTD’s ADA Paratransit Service, with services to begin on December 1, 2014. Except as expressly set forth in the RFP and/or the Contract, the Contractor will be responsible for all aspects of administration, management, maintenance, and operations with the exception of: i) policy development and planning; ii) provision of paratransit service vehicles; iii) formal complaints; iv) fareboxes (if provided by the GPMTD); v) radio equipment, radio frequency, and radio maintenance; vii) marketing and public information; and viii) certification of ADA Paratransit Eligibility.

      A pre-proposal conference will be held at 2:00 on July 10, 2014 at CityLink Corporate Office located at 2105 NE Jefferson St., Peoria, IL 61603. Attendance at the pre-proposal meeting is not mandatory but is highly recommended.

      A complete package, including detailed specifications, may be downloaded from our website www.ridecitylink.org. Proposals are due by 5:00pm on August 25, 2014.
      Submit all proposals and questions to:
      GPMTD Procurement Dept.
      2105 NE Jefferson Ave., Peoria, IL 61603
      (309) 679-8184

    • Dutchess County Public Transit - RFB

      NOTICE TO BIDDERS
      RFB-DCB-02-14
      Name of Project: DUTCHESS COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSIT, RENOVATION AND REHABILITATION PROJECT

      Prime Bids shall be received for the following class of work: GENERAL TRADES, ELECTRIC, PLUMBING, HVAC
      Bids for the above project will be received by:
      Geneva A. Barresi, Contract Specialist
      Dutchess County Department of Public Works (DPW)
      626 Dutchess Turnpike-1st Floor
      Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
      on or before 2:00 PM, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014 and at that time publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after that time will not be accepted. All interested parties are invited to attend.

      Beginning 9:00 AM, TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014:
      Bid Specifications Book and Plans may be obtained by mail or in person at:
      Dutchess County DPW
      Business Office, 1st Floor
      626 Dutchess Turnpike
      Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

      Dutchess County DPW has changed the method of distribution of specifications and plans (bid documents). The bid documents will now be distributed on a USB Flash Drive.
      You must give the following information to obtain the flash drive:
      • Company Name
      • Address
      • Contact Name
      • Phone Number
      • E-mail Address – All Addenda will be issued via E-mail
      A refundable deposit of $15.00 in the form of a check made payable to the Dutchess County Commissioner of Finance or cash will be required for each set of bid documents. The deposit is refundable in accordance with General Municipal Law Section 102.
      Each bid shall be submitted as one paper original and one paper copy and be accompanied by Bid Security (bid bond, certified check, official bank check) or a Letter of Credit (in a form agreeable to Dutchess County) in the amount of 10% of the bid amount. The successful bidder’s security will be retained until he has signed the Owner-Contractor Agreement and furnished the required 100% Labor and Material bond, 100% Performance Bond and acceptable insurance documentation.

      Each bid with Bid Security shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope bearing the name of the Project, Name of the Bidder, and the date and hour of the bid opening, which must be visible upon delivery.

      A scheduled pre-bid meeting will be held at the DUTCHESS COUNTY PUBLIC TRANSIT FACILITY, 14 COMMERCE STREET, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12603 at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 24, 2014 to review the scope of the work. It is strongly recommended that all prospective bidders attend this scheduled meeting. All bidders are required to examine work conditions immediately prior to submission of a bid. If a potential bidder is unable to attend this scheduled pre-bid meeting, appointments for site visits must be scheduled 48 hours in advance of the intended date of the site visit with Dutchess County Department of Public Works, Contact: Ms. Geneva Barresi (845) 486-2086.

      This project is subject to NYS Department of Labor Prevailing Wage Rates PRC #: 2014006282.

      The County reserves the right to waive irregularities in bids and in bidding and to reject any or all proposals.

    • Capital District Transportation Authority - RFP

      NOTICE TO PROPOSERS

      PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that proposals for CDTA-Maintenance 67-3000 Articulated Buses are due no later than 1:00PM on October 6, 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, requests for clarification or for approved equals 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 August 20, 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 July 17, 2014. Only vendors who complete the online vendor registration form will be able to access the RFP.
      Dated: July 10, 2014

    • City of Gainesville - RFP

      Notice is hereby given that the City of Gainesville, Florida will receive sealed proposals on the following: Surveillance System Design and Installation at Rosa Parks Downtown Transfer Station, RFP# RTSX-140053-DS.

      A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held August 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (local time). Sealed proposals will be received by the City of Gainesville until 3:00 p.m. (local time), on August 18, 2014 at which time bids will be publicly opened.
      The City utilizes Demandstar.com to perform bid notification and document fulfillment. They can be reached at 1-800-711-1712 or www.demandstar.com. For additional information please contact the Purchasing Division at (352) 334-5021.
      The City of Gainesville reserves the right to reject any and all bids received in response to the Invitation to Bid as determined to be in the best interest of the City of Gainesville.

    • San Diego Metropolitan Transit System - RFP

      REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR 3rd PARTY ADMINISTRATION SERVICES-SDTC PENSION PLAN

      The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) is accepting proposals under a negotiated procurement process for 3rd PARTY ADMINISTRATION SERVICES-SDTC PENSION RFP, for a five-year period with five (5) 1-year options.
      Proposal documents will be available on or about July 18, 2014 by registering at http://www.sdmts.com/Business/Procurement.asp.
      The Contract Officer’s contact information is:
      Claudine Aquino
      MTS Procurement Department
      1255 Imperial Avenue, Suite 1000
      San Diego, CA 92101
      Phone: (619) 557-4556; Fax (619) 696-7084
      Email: Claudine.Aquino@sdmts.com
      A Pre-Proposal Meeting will be held on July 30, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., prevailing local time at, MTS, 1255 Imperial Ave., Ste. 1000, San Diego, CA 92101. Proposals will be due on September 3, 2014 by 4:00 p.m., prevailing local time, unless otherwise amended, at MTS, 1255 Imperial Ave., Ste. 1000, San Diego, CA 92101. Proposals received after that time or at any other place other than the place stated herein will not be considered.

      MTS hereby notifies all proposers that in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement; Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (as defined in 49 C.F.R. Part 26) will not be subject to discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex or national origin in consideration for an award.

      MTS reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and to re-advertise for proposals.

    • Regional Transportation District - IFB

      Invitation for Bid (IFB) 24DR007
       
      The Regional Transportation District (RTD) is seeking bids from qualified firms to provide
      Event Recorder Data System
      For the Regional Transportation District
       
      IFB 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 IFB should be directed to:
      Leo Fautsch
      Regional Transportation District
      1900 31st Street
      Denver, CO 80216
      (303) 299-3315
      leo.fautsch@rtd-denver.com  

      Sealed bids will be received by Contracts and Procurement, RTD, 1900 31st Street, Denver, Colorado 80216 until 2:00 p.m. prevailing local time on August 28, 2014.

  • Help Wanted

    • Utah Transit Authority - Chief of Transit Oriented Development

      PAY RATE: COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE
      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
      Master’s degree in Business Administration, Urban Planning, Economics, Real Estate or related discipline. Eight (8) years’ experience at the executive level developing and directing strategic capital, real estate or property development projects to include sustainability initiatives. Eight (8) years’ experience in a leadership role overseeing project or development teams. Demonstrated ability to lead and implement complex business strategies through influence, communication and coordination within and outside of formal authority channels to include building and maintaining relationships with community and government stakeholders. Must possess strong negotiation, verbal and written, presentation and facilitation skills.
      MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
      Responsible for strategies and business objectives for development projects. Coordinates all development efforts with internal and external partners for short & long term development initiatives. Develops vision, strategic plans and initiatives for transit oriented development projects, drafts plans and makes recommendations to the General Manager. Responsible for developing and maintaining strategic partnerships at the city, county and local level. Responsible for maintaining a committed and motivated workforce. Manages all real estate assets and functions related to short and long term development. Works with executive team and General Manager to develop new ridership and creating new revenue opportunities and land use initiatives, maintain a positive corporate image.

      For more information and to apply please visit our website at www.rideuta.com

    • Solano County Transit - Program Analyst II

      PROGRAM ANALYST II
      ($58,013 - $80,295)

      Solano County Transit (SolTrans) is seeking highly qualified candidates for the Program Analyst II position. The position requires a BA degree from an accredited college in transportation planning, business or public administration, accounting, marketing or a closely related field. An advanced degree in transit or transportation planning or another closely related area, as well as three or more years of directly related professional experience in finance, budget, administration, transit planning or marketing/outreach are desirable. Supervisory experience is highly desirable. The full recruitment brochure and required application instructions for this position is available at www.soltransride.com or by emailing Bronda Silva at bsilva@municipalresourcegroup.com. Open until filled (when enough applications are received, those qualified candidates will be invited to an interview panel.) EOE

    • Metrolink - District C&S Supervisory

      SALARY (COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE)

      POSITION
      The District C&S Supervisor will oversee the coordination and administration of contractors, consultants, and staff on projects within a specified district in the maintenance of railroad signal facilities and systems. This position is located in the field with an office on the Pomona campus, Pomona, CA 91767.
      MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
      • High school diploma, GED or its equivalent.
      • Minimum three years’ work experience coordinating the work of contractors, consultants and staff in the maintenance of railroad signal facilities and systems;
      • Minimum three years’ work experience on a Class 1 regional railroad in track operations with a working signal system;
      • Prior work experience and direct knowledge of Advanced Train Control Systems, Public Address Changeable Signage and Centralized Traffic Control communications equipment and systems technology utilizing fiber optic, radio, positive train control applications and microwave networks.
      • Prior work record in an environment focused on improving business results and outcomes through customer driven state-of-the-art practices.
      • Must have a proven track record in a position that supports safety, high-quality train service and adherence to standard operating procedures and be policy driven.
      • Must be conversant in FRA and CPUC regulations as related to communications and signal operations including 49 CFR § 214, 217, 218, 219, 220,233, 234, 235 and 236.
      HOW TO APPLY
      Please submit resume to jobs@scrra.net

    • City of Fairfax, Virginia - Bus Driver Supervisor

      The City of Fairfax is seeking a Supervisor to assist in the day to day operations of the CUE Bus system that provides bus services throughout the City of Fairfax and serves both George Mason University and the Vienna Metrorail station in Fairfax County. Duties include scheduling and coordinating the work activities of the CUE Bus drivers, specifically supervising bus drivers, scheduling and coordinating daily work activities and special events, running reports and interpreting ridership data, training drivers, providing road assistance to drivers, and driving routes when necessary. Successful candidates must have three to five years of supervisory and/or transit experience and knowledge of the operation and maintenance requirements of passenger buses or similar automotive equipment; knowledge of the traffic laws and regulations applicable to equipment operation; knowledge of the hazards of the equipment operation and appropriate safety precautions; knowledge of the geography of the City of Fairfax; ability to schedule, lead the work of others and to act for the superintendent in his absence; ability to operate assigned equipment in a safe manner and adhere to time schedules; ability to deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner. Must possess a valid Class B CDL with a P endorsement and air-brakes. A good driving record is required. Salary range $53,277-$82,239 annually. Job closes Friday, August 15, 2014.

      Apply online at http://www.fairfaxva.gov/
      government/personnel/jobs or request an application at (703) 385-7861. EOE

    • Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County - Director, Program Management Integration & Vehicles

      Strategically plans and leads all phases of the light rail vehicle (LRV) procurement including review, inspection, design review, vendor review, construction, commissioning and hand over of multi-modal transit facilities potentially including light rail transit (LRT). Responsible for controlling and maintaining project implementation scope, schedule, budget and assuring project performance remains in-line with the expectations of the Board, President & CEO and stakeholders. Apply at: http://www.ridemetro.org/opportunities/jobs/

    • Kansas City Area Transportation Authority - Transit Planning Manager

      GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION
      DUTIES
      The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s (KCATA) is seeking a Transit Planning Manager to oversee its transit planning and special services activities. The Transit Planning Manager is responsible for managing the planning staff, directing service planning activities, overseeing short-range transit planning activities, and providing strategic planning and operational guidance for regional transit planning and corridor studies throughout the Kansas City regional area. The Transit Planning Manager will also serve as liaison between the ATA and local governments, other transit providers, the Metropolitan Planning Organization, other civic groups and the public.
      ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
      1. Supervise the work of the Authority’s planning and special services staff.
      2. Coordinate planning matters with the Chief Executive Officer, Vice Presidents, other members of the Executive Staff, and other transit agencies, communities, and organizations.
      3. Monitor the regional transit system’s performance, providing reports on performance of the regional system and coordinate with other departments on recommendations for improving the regional system’s performance and service to customers.
      4. Develop recommendations for changes to existing regional transit services or for new transit services and coordinates such with all other departments, communities, organizations, agencies, and vendors as necessary.
      5. Manage the AdVANtage vanpool program and staff.
      6. In coordination with the Authority’s Finance and Transportation departments to develop estimated regional service levels and service costs and identify funding, grants, and procurement sources including state and federal program funding.
      7. Serve as the liaison between the Authority and transit needs of local communities. This includes cultivating relationships and maintaining open communication with regional partners, local governments, and client communities on transit services. Oversees regional surveys, analyses, and responses to service requests from communities and the general public.
      8. Represents the Authority with entities such as the metropolitan planning organization (Mid-America Regional Council), the Regional Transit Coordinating Council, the Downtown Council, Downtown Parking and Transportation Commission.
      9. Manages the Authority’s efforts to obtain input on service changes and disseminate information about planning activities, survey responses, and proposed service changes internally and externally. Leads public meetings and public forums and represents the Authority at various City Council and other meetings. Communicates, as needed, with local media.
      10. Responsible for short-range and long-range planning and the development of required support documents including submissions for the region’s Long Range Transportation Plan, Unified Planning Work Program and Transportation Improvement Plans.
      11. Works with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to ensure planning related information is submitted timely including National Transit Database (NTD) information, Title VI information and other information as requested by FTA.
      12. Investigates and/or resolves Title VI complaints as appropriate.
      KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
      1. An extensive understanding of transit systems, transit operations, transit scheduling and transportation project development.
      2. The ability to effectively manage planning staff, activities and develop transit service and operating plans.
      3. An exceptional understanding of Federal, state and local government agencies and requirements.
      4. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to make convincing presentations.
      5. The ability to work with a diverse customer base to produce positive results.
      6. Experience with relevant computer programs including basic office program applications, GIS, transit route scheduling, and transit management.
      7. Strong interpersonal skills.
      8. The ability to compute advanced mathematical calculations and projections.
      Discretion and Independent Judgment:
      Substantial independent judgment is required. The work involves the implementation and development of a broad range of programs that hold serious consequences on the delivery of services and compliance. This position will have a large impact on the organization’s long-term strategic direction.
      EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
      A bachelor’s degree in Transportation Planning, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university plus three years’ work experience in urban transportation or transit planning and previous supervisory and managerial experience. An advanced degree in transportation planning or related field is preferred.
      TO APPLY: Send an up to date resume, three work references, and salary history immediately to: Jobs@kcata.org or mail to: KCATA, Attention: Human Resources, 1200 East 18th Street, KCMO 64108
      EOE

    • Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District - Senior Schedules and Operating Data Analyst

      SENIOR SCHEDULES AND OPERATING DATA ANALYST PS100854
      POSITION IS LOCATED IN SAN RAFAEL, CA
      SALARY RANGE: $80,282.00 to $97,052.00 Annual Salary + Benefits (37.5 Hour Workweek)
      (Employee pays up to 8% of salary/wage toward CalPERS retirement plan)
      DATE POSTED: Thursday, July 3, 2014
      CLOSING DATE: Open until Filled
      OPEN TO: All Qualified Candidates
      OPENINGS: 1 and to Create an Eligibility List
      POSITION DESCRIPTION:
      Under direction of the Manager of Schedules and Service Development, performs work tasks to support the department’s work program, including short-range bus service development. Work tasks include but are not limited to: Performs difficult and involved transit operating performance measurements; prepares and develops complex service and operating scenarios. Researches, compiles and uses data as available and necessary to prepare statistics and reports and develop recommendations regarding bus transit operations and services Supports the Manager of Schedules and Service Development in all service design and scheduling functions using HASTUS scheduling and other software applications. Assists in the preparation of the quarterly signup which includes, but not limited to, running time analysis, trip/route scheduling, multi-vehicle scheduling, crew scheduling and crew rostering using HASTUS scheduling software.

      Meets with local authorities, consultants, and transit groups to exchange transit information. Researches and interprets applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations relating to public transportation and service planning.
      MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
      • Bachelor’s degree in Planning, or related field. Additional position-related experience might be substituted in lieu of degree (a written statement detailing experience must be attached).
      • Four years full-time recent position related experience in transportation operations, scheduling or planning, or a closely related field.
      • Two years of personal computer experience, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel), statistical analysis and database software. Experience using Geographical Information System software desirable.
      • Knowledge of computerized scheduling, dispatching and financial systems preferred.
      For more information, visit our website www.goldengate.org.

    • Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority - Executive Director

      EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
      The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) was formed under a Joint Powers Agreement to provide public transit in the cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and in nearby unincorporated areas of Alameda County. This region, also known as the Tri-Valley, is located 39 miles east of San Francisco and 28 miles north of Silicon Valley.

      LAVTA’s Executive Director reports to the governing Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall management of the agency. This role includes oversight of financial affairs; personnel and staff management; planning, marketing and public outreach; and directing, organizing and managing the contracted transit operations.

      This position requires 10+ years of professional and/or management experience in public transportation, preferably at the local or regional level with at least three of those years managing staff. An educational background that includes a Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited college or university is expected and a Master’s degree is desirable. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, current salary and five work-related references to Paul Kimura at jobs@averyassoc.net by August 8, 2014. A formal job announcement is available at http://www.averyassoc.net/jobs.

    • Flint Mass Transportation Authority - Coordinator of Training

      Flint Mass Transportation Authority
      1401 S. Dort Highway
      Flint, MI 48503
      810-780-8805
      www.Mtaflint.org
      To apply, email cover letter and resume to kromes@mtaflint.org. Put “Coordinator of Training” in the Subject line!
      THE ORGANIZATION: The Mass Transportation Authority provides Bus and Paratransit services to residents of Genesee County, which includes Flint and surrounding communities.
      THE POSITION: The MTA is looking for a dynamic person to teach and coordinate the delivery of various training programs for all bus and paratransit Operators. The MTA is seeking an individual with well-developed communication, computer and administrative skills, as well as experience in transit operations and training.
      REQUIREMENTS: Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Employee Relations, Psychology or other related discipline OR equivalent transit experience.

    • SamTrans - Director, Grants

      SamTrans is currently seeking a professional to fill the position of Director, Grants. This person will be responsible for developing short and long-range bus and rail capital programs and funding strategies; directs development of a robust grant program to support projects, programs and services; provides direction to Caltrain Modernization (CalMod) team on all funding and grant management issues. This is a limited term position, CalMod project specific. To view the complete job description and to apply online please visit us at www.smctd.com/jobs.html.

    • Capital Area Transportation Authority - Director of Maintenance

      Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA), Lansing, Michigan, is one of the nation’s most progressive transit systems and a two-time APTA “Outstanding Public Transportation System” award winner. CATA seeks applicants for the position of Director of Maintenance. The position participates on the Executive Staff and manages all aspects of the Maintenance Department and all phases of maintenance and repair of all CATA vehicles. Five years experience in public transit is desirable, with bachelor’s degree and experience preferred. Five years experience in managing fleet maintenance, working in heavy duty diesel equipment repair/maintenance. Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Photoshop and PowerPoint. Position requires flexibility in working outside of normal business hours.

      Starting salary of $63,316 to $83,594, with outstanding benefits including pension, health care, vacation, etc. Relocation assistance available. Candidates should submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources via email to hr@cata.org; thru our website at www.cata.org; fax to 517 367 7275; or, mail to: 4615 Tranter St., Lansing, MI, 48910, no later than August 11, 2014.

      CATA is an equal opportunity employer, responsive to the needs of the diverse community we serve. EOE M/F.

    • City of Ottawa - Two Positions Available

      Nestled on the banks of the majestic Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau Rivers, Ottawa is one of the most beautiful G8 capitals in the world. A thriving international technology and business centre and world class tourism and convention destination, Ottawa is also rich in culture and heritage with its many national institutions, parklands, waterways and its historic architecture.
      If you would like to join the team delivering Ottawa’s expanding public transit service, the City of Ottawa is currently recruiting for the roles of Chief Safety Officer and Director, Rail Operations.

      Chief Safety Officer
      In this leadership role, you will develop the necessary plans, programs and services to ensure regulatory compliance for all modes of the service (Bus, Diesel Rail and Electrified Rail) ensuring a safe and secure transit system with high levels of accountability. You will be rigorous in your attention to departmental safety, regulatory compliance and emergency preparedness, overseeing the safety of all OC Transpo operations, managing all reporting and training related to occupational health and system safety, and instituting broad-ranging strategies to ensure regulatory compliance and environmental sustainability, all the while providing regulatory management, auditing, strategic safety and compliance advice to the General Manager.

      The delivery of excellent service is another priority and consists of upholding the corporation’s mission, vision and values. You promote team conduct that reflects the corporate ethos and strategy and will manage stakeholder relationships to ensure optimized service delivery. In addition, you will manage financial and human resources (including hiring and terminations, performance management, and discipline and grievance resolution when necessary).

      In order to be considered for this role, you will have, at minimum, a four-year undergraduate degree in Business, Engineering or a relevant Public Administration and Safety Field, as well as ten years’ experience in the transit industry, with specific experience in safety management and a multi-modal transportation environment. Experience in environmental compliance and employee training and development is highly desirable, and a minimum of five years in HR and budget management (preferably in a municipal setting) is required. You possess a Professional Engineer license from Professional Engineers of Ontario or Canadian Registered Safety Professional certification. In addition to knowledge of the City of Ottawa, you possess and demonstrate a track record of dynamic, creative leadership that challenges the status quo, engages employees, and gets extraordinary results.

      Director, Rail Operations
      In this role, you will be responsible for the operation of Ottawa’s LRT system and Diesel Train service, providing leadership and strategic direction to the Rail Operations Branch. You will establish branch priorities and programs, while ensuring they align with departmental and broader vision, goals and strategic plans. Adept at growing networks, you will establish and maintain positive client relationships with assorted stakeholders, and will be responsible for managing the thirty-year vehicle and maintenance contract with Rideau Transit Maintenance Group.

      Customer service and quality control are crucial to this role: you will ensure that electric and diesel rail services are safe and reliable, meet service standards and comply with all regulatory safety and operating requirements. Additionally, you will turn significant attention towards team-building by directing, developing, coordinating, overseeing and monitoring activities performed by professional, technical and operational staff. As the Branch’s representative, your interactions with other City Departments, outside agencies and companies, and contractors to the City will reflect well on Rail Operations. So too when you respond to questions from the general public, customers, councilors and staff, or again when you are representing the city at public meetings.

      To be considered for this role, you will possess a minimum of a four-year undergraduate degree in a relevant field, in addition to ten years of progressive, senior management experience in the transit industry. Preference will be given to those with experience in medium to large transit properties, with a background in managing multiple sections in a unionized environment, staff motivation and development, continuous development strategies, relationship building with partners and stakeholders, and public relations work with a high degree of visibility. It is required that you have managed HR and external contract resources, as well as operating and capital budgets, for at least 5 years. Knowledge of all relevant laws, policies, procedures, and protocols will be expected.
      For more information on the City of Ottawa, please visit www.ottawa.ca. To explore this career opportunity further, please submit your application in confidence to ottawa@phelpsgroup.ca quoting project code PH142478 (Chief Safety Officer) or PH142037 (Director, Rail Operations) in the subject line of your email. Application deadline is August 29th 2014.

      Phelps Talent and Executive Search
      401 Bay Street, Suite 1400,
      Toronto ON M5H 2Y4
      Phone: 416-364-6229

      The City of Ottawa welcomes applications from visible minority group members, persons with disabilities, women, Aboriginal persons and others who may contribute to diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. While all responses will be appreciated and handled in the strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.

    • AC Transit - Senior Advisor

      $101,748.00 - $121,524.00 ANNUALLY
      AC Transit is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Advisor to the General Manager. Under administrative direction of the General Manager, this position maintains responsibility for organizing, facilitating, planning, and implementing policies and programs developed by the General Manager’s Office, and coordinates with executive staff and the District Secretary on items critical to the District, including strategic planning and analysis, and policy development. In addition to working with some of the best in the business, AC Transit also has an excellent benefits package that includes pension, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending and 457 savings plan.

      For Information and to apply visit: http://apptrkr.com/496555

    • City of Hamilton - Two Positions Available

      CITY OF HAMILTON
      SERVING MORE THAN 20 MILLION
      PASSENGERS A YEAR

      With more than half a million residents, Hamilton is a dynamic urban centre on the shore of Lake Ontario and centred in the economic heartland of the Province. The City’s diverse economy is driven by an outstanding transportation infrastructure, internationally renowned educational institutions, hospitals and a well educated labour force. Hamilton’s major industries include manufacturing, health care and life sciences, tourism, goods movement and agriculture-related companies. Site Selection Magazine has named Hamilton a top investment city in Canada. A community of vibrant neighbourhoods, each with a distinct character, the City has spent considerable time and energy in the creation of the Healthy Neighbourhood Development Strategy. This resident-led ideation process has seen an involved community come forward with exciting plans for improving their neighbourhoods.

      Director, Transit
      Reporting to the General Manager of Public Works you will lead, guide and grow Hamilton’s transit division as the City attracts new residents and businesses. Play a pivotal role in planning as a member of the Department Management Team. Encourage cross functional and cross program initiatives among your service units to increase transit responsiveness and make optimum use of resources. As Director, Transit, you will bring sound financial stewardship and progressive leadership to Accessible Transit, Special Projects, the Transit Fleet, Rapid Transit, Support Services and Planning. Encourage best practices. Develop and empower your staff members. Be a champion of safety for your employees and the public.

      A proven public transportation professional with a degree in Business, Public Administration or Engineering, you have at least 5 years of senior strategic and operational experience in a unionized environment.
      To apply please submit your resume online at http://www.odgersberndtson.ca/en/careers/12423

      Manager of Transit Operations
      Reporting to the Director of Transit, you will oversee budgets, service quality, cost effectiveness and timely service delivery for Hamilton’s public transportation program. Promote a service-oriented culture with your multi-functional workforce through regular feedback, and providing advancement opportunities through training and technical direction. In this senior operational role, you will manage daily operator assignments, daily dispatch of 190 buses over 35 routes, public relations duties and safety. A member of the Department Management Team, you will have the chance to contribute to the City’s strategic transit planning process.
      In addition to your degree and transit management experience in a unionized environment, you have built a track record of innovative leadership, sound business management and big picture thinking.

      To apply please submit your resume online at http://www.odgersberndtson.ca/en/careers/12424
      For additional information on either opportunity, please contact Margaret Campbell or Hayley Becker in Odgers Berndtson’s Toronto office at 416-366-1990.

    • Hampton Roads Transit - Planner II

      Hampton Roads Transit is seeking a Planner II for developing and implementing short range service plans, developing cost estimates and reports and coordinating the plans with city officials. Works to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of routes and responds to and investigates citizen requests, suggestions, and complaints. This position is also responsible for data gathering including distance, running times, etc., to modify existing, or establish new routes. Excellent analytical, quantitative and verbal (oral and written) skills. Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Transportation, Urban Studies, Engineering, or a related field. Previous work experience in Transportation or Urban Planning; Apply online at www.gohrt.com/about/employment. Hampton Roads Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    • Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District - Chief Operating Officer (COO)

      NATURE OF WORK
      The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for providing optimum levels of bus service to the Champaign-Urbana area through planning and monitoring the route system, coordinating maintenance needs, managing bus personnel, and recommending policy changes based on available data. The COO serves in the place of the Managing Director (CEO), in coordination with the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), as needed. When the CAO is not available, the COO will serve as the District’s personnel officer. The COO oversees the Service Delivery department. Functions within the Service Delivery department are: operations, maintenance, safety & training, marketing, and public relations/customer service. It is also the responsibility of the COO to establish and maintain strong local intergovernmental relationships.
      The Chief Operating Officer operates in coordination with and under the direction of the Managing Director (CEO).
      EXAMPLES OF WORK
      -Monitors departmental progress toward specific system-wide goals.
      -Performs functions of the Managing Director (CEO) in his absence.
      -Monitors the District’s daily performance through review of daily logs and consultation with managers.
      -Manages system-wide activities with Operations, Maintenance, Safety & Training, Marketing, and Customer Service.
      -Works with and assists the Managing Director (CEO) in long and short range planning.
      -Oversees the hiring of District employees in conjunction with individual managers, as well as consulting on employee performance, progressive discipline, and terminations.
      -Serves as staff support for managers in the area of personnel.
      -Serves as the District’s representative at necessary public functions.
      REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
      -Thorough knowledge of sound management practices as they relate to public transit.
      -Thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures of good employee relations.
      -Ability to understand and deal with the complex realities of operating a municipal corporation.
      -Analytical skills demonstrating sound judgment and decision-making.
      -Demonstrated desire for quality work from self and others.
      Initiative, leadership, professionalism, team-building, speaks persuasively before groups.
      -Demonstrates a strong work ethic, integrity and discretion in all areas, especially in dealing with confidential matters.
      -Demonstrates financial responsibility.
      Accepts responsibility for problems and for the implementation of corrective actions.
      -Bases decisions on the welfare of the CUMTD as a whole.
      REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
      Requires a BA/BS in Public Administration, Transportation, Urban Planning, Business Management or a related field; including a broad course work background. Seven years of experience in progressively responsible positions in public transportation. Specific training and/or extensive experience in personnel, marketing, and management, preferably in a senior management position.

      This position has an attractive salary and benefits package. The MTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All positions require taking a drug test. Apply at District Facility or send a copy of your resume to Karl P. Gnadt, Managing Director, 1101 East University, Urbana, IL. No phone inquiries please. Deadline for application submittal is September 2, 2014.


    • The University of Chicago - Director of Transportation and Parking

      The Position
      Reporting to the Department of Safety and Security Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director of Management Operations, the Director of Transportation and Parking directs and administers university-wide commuter, parking, traffic, and transit/transportation functions to ensure safe, efficient, and economical operation. University Parking Services provides parking for over 2,300 vehicles daily, including one parking structure and twelve surface lots and transportation services include Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) routes, evening shuttles, Dial-A-Ride program, charter buses, and alternative transportation support programs such as parking/car sharing and carpooling.
       
      The Director works closely with University and Medical Center administration, including the Office of Campus and Student Life; collaborates with the Office of Civic Engagement and key stakeholder groups within the campus community; and markets and promotes the parking and transit programs to both the University and the broader community. Direct reports to the position include the Assistant Director of Transportation and the Assistant Director of Parking.
       
      Qualifications
      The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years of experience in public administration, business, parking and/or transit operations, including at least three years of management and financial experience. Strategic long-range planning experience and knowledge of parking, transportation, and transit system operation, safety, and management are also required. A master’s degree in planning, public administration, or business administration is preferred. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess the ability to conceptualize, design, and implement business and operating systems; excellent interpersonal and communication skills including listening, negotiation, conflict resolution, and persuasion; knowledge of economic and public policy to shape transportation behavior; and knowledge of transportation trends, laws, and regulations.
       
      Application and Nomination
      Review of applications will begin August 5, 2014. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the SJG website at www.spelmanandjohnson.com under the link Current Searches. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Mark Hall at mah@sjgsearch.com.
       
      Visit The University of Chicago website at www.uchicago.edu
      The University of Chicago is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

  • Notices

    • County of Lackawanna Transit System - DBE Goal FY 2015-2014

      COUNTY OF LACKAWANNA TRANSIT SYSTEM (COLTS)
      DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) GOAL FOR FISCAL YEARS 2015-2017

      The County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS), pursuant to the U.S. Department of Transportation Regulation 49 CFR, Part 26, has established a race conscious goal of .53% for Federal Transit Administration funded contracts for participation by Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) for Federal Fiscal Years 2015-2017.

      The goal and description of the methodology used to determine the goal are available for public review between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday at COLTS’ Offices on 800 North South Road, Scranton, PA 18504 for 30 days from the publication of this notice. The public may review and provide comments on the overall DBE goal for 45 days from the publication of this notice. Written comments will be accepted at the address listed above or via e-mail at info@coltsbus.com.

    • New Flyer - Notice to MBE, DBE, and WBE's

      A national OEM parts distributor is interested in identifying viable suppliers for ongoing competitive bid requirements.
      Product lines and qualifications can be directed to: New Flyer Parts, 630 Kernaghan Ave., Door 76 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R2C 5G1
      Attn: Alexandra Zywylo

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