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Classifieds for April 17, 2015

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.

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  • Bids/Proposals

    • Delaware County Transit Board - RFP

      REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
      TRANSIT DEVELOPMENT PLAN and FUNDING STUDY

      The Delaware County Transit Board (DCTB) in Delaware, Ohio, is soliciting proposals from qualified firms to perform a Transit Development Plan and Funding Study. The DCTB was recently designated from a rural transit system to a large urban transit system as a result of the 2010 census and is a part of the Columbus Urbanized Area.

      The selected firm will gather information from the community and perform an analysis to assist in the development of a business plan and potential local funding solutions.

      For additional information and the complete Request for Proposals, please visit DCTB’s website at www.ridedata.com/DCTB/RFPTDP.pdf
      Proposals must be submitted on or before 11:00 AM EST April 30, 2015.


    • Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority - RFP

      PUBLIC NOTICE AND
      REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

      Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO) will receive proposals from qualified firms to replace METRO’s current telephone and data network equipment and services. Proposals must be received in the METRO office at 201 N. Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603, in sealed envelopes marked “Telephone, LAN & WAN / RFP TM 15-03” no later than 3:00 PM Central Time on May 19th, 2015. The proposal schedule will allow for thirty (30) calendar days for proposal submission.
      The RFP document package may be obtained from the office of METRO, 201 N. Kansas Avenue, Topeka, KS 66603, on or after April 20th, 2015 by contacting Mike Benson. Interested firms may download the RFP document package from the METRO website (www.topekametro.org) or call (785) 233-2011 x129 to arrange for pickup or mailing.

      Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority
      201 North Kansas Avenue
      Topeka, KS 66603


    • AMTRAN - RFB

      NOTICE TO BIDDERS
      BUS TIRE LEASE

      NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AMTRAN will receive sealed bids at its office located at 3301 Fifth Avenue, Altoona, PA, 16602, until 2:00 p.m. May 8, 2015, for the LEASE OF TRANSIT VEHICLE TIRES as per the specifications on file with and available from AMTRAN.

      All bids and related documents shall be subject to the financial assistance contract and all procurement requirements thereof between the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and AMTRAN.


      For bid documents, contact Eric Wolf at 814-944-4074 (phone), 814-941-2733 (fax), EricWolf@amtran.org (e-mail).
      Eric Wolf
      General Manager


    • Valley Metro - RFQ

      VALLEY METRO
      REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
      GILBERT ROAD LIGHT RAIL EXTENSION PROJECT DESIGN SERVICES
      RFQ NO. 14011-GRDS

      Valley Metro requests interested parties to submit Statements of Qualifications for Gilbert Road Light Rail Extension Design Services.

      SCOPE OF SERVICES

      Provide Design Services for the 1.9-mile extension of light rail on Main Street from Mesa Drive to Gilbert Road. The Construction Manager at Risk (CM@Risk) alternative delivery method will be used for this project. Valley Metro will enter into a separate contract with a CM@Risk contractor to act as the general contractor for the project.

      Pre-Submittal Conference:
      A Pre-Submittal Conference will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. (Phoenix local time) at 101 North 1st Avenue, Suite 1300, Phoenix, Arizona 85003.

      Submission Date/Time: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 by 3:00 P.M. (Phoenix local time) Submittals received after the specified time will not be accepted.

      The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) documents will be available for downloading on or about Monday, April 20, 2015. Interested firms may log in and download the RFQ documents at: www.valleymetro.org/currentprocurements.

      Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Agency’s Contracts and Procurement Department via email to procurement@valleymetro.org.

      Valley Metro reserves the right to reject any and all Submittals.


  • For Sale

    • Greater Peoria Mass Transit District - Gillig Buses

      10 AVAILABLE GILLIG, SURPLUS BUSES WITH LIFTS
      · 5 – 1997 35’ Phantom, 36 Passengers
      · 1 – 1999 40’ Low-Floor, 36 Passengers
      · 4 – 1999 30’ Phantom, 29 Passengers

      Sold “as is.” Go to www.ridecitylink.org/bussale​ for additional information.

      Call Mike Brockway 309-679-8128, Greater Peoria Mass Transit District.​

  • Help Wanted

    • Lee County Transit - Grants Analyst

      GRANTS ANALYST
      LEE COUNTY TRANSIT
      FORT MYERS, FL

      Seeking experienced professional to research, write and monitor grants for a medium-sized transit agency in Southwest Florida. The successful candidate will identify new funding opportunities, ensure grant compliance, prepare billings, and act as liaison with grantor agencies. The analyst will track legislation affecting transit grants and draft responses, and prepare reports and audits.

      The position requires knowledge of federal, state and local grant funding programs; accounting principles; good written and verbal communication skills; proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite; a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field; two years of work experience, and a valid driver’s license. Transit experience is preferred.

      Salary range is $43,323 - $73,118 plus a competitive benefits package.

      Closing date: May 11, 2015
      APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.lee-county.com
      OR
      Lee County Government
      P.O. Box 398
      Fort Myers, FL 33902
      ATT: Human Resources


    • APTA - Assistant Vice President

      ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT

      Washington DC based Association is seeking a dynamic Assistant Vice President to lead our public transportation safety, security, operations and technical services area. Duties will include oversight of activities and program development for Rail Safety Audit program, Commuter Rail Safety program as well as the Bus Safety Management Program. This work also includes oversight to the Association’s standards development program. Provides guidance and support to committees and conferences. Must be able to set budgets and manage staff. Consensus building and strengthening the Association’s working relationships with relevant government agencies and Congressional Committees will be vitally important for this role. Successful candidate must possess a Bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in transportation, engineering, business management, planning or related field; 10 or more years’ professional experience required. Must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience at a senior management level in public sector transportation agencies, preferably with responsibility for, or oversight of, transportation operations. Project/program management experience also required. Must have strong organizational, management and interpersonal skills with knowledge of transportation policy development. Please send resume with salary history to: APTA, 1666 K Street, NW, #1100, Washington, DC 20006 or email to aptajobs@apta.com or fax to 202-496-4326. EOE Principles Only


    • Goal Systems - Business Development Manager

      BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

      Goal Systems, an European company specializing in software solutions for planning and scheduling of buses, coaches, trains and subways with many clients in Europe and South America, is looking to launch its operations in the US.

      Candidate should have excellent communication and management skills and a very strong sales focus to build up the US team (commercial and administrative), able to support the Company’s very ambitious development plan, working in tandem with the company’s North America Sales Manager.

      Successful candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science; 7 or more years’ professional experience required on selling software for Public Transit.

      Must be a US citizen or provide proof of ability to work in the US.
      Goal Systems offers a competitive salary and benefits.
      If interested and for more information, please submit resumes to rrhh@goalsystems.com


    • CyRide - Transit Scheduler/Administrative Analyst

      TRANSIT SCHEDULER/ADMINISTRATIVE ANALYST

      CyRide, as an agency of the City of Ames, Iowa, is accepting applications for the position of Transit Scheduler/Administrative Analyst. The ideal candidate will have strong technical skills and experience in: preparing transit agency budgets; developing reports such as the National Transit Database, route design and preparation of transit schedules/run-cutting for an urban bus system, and assisting with payroll functions. Job requirements include, at a minimum: bachelor’s degree in business, public administration or related field with course work and/or experience in the accounting field. Experience in designing routes and preparing transit schedules/run-cutting is required as well as knowledge of federal regulations. The candidate should possess the ability to plan and organize, be detail-oriented, have strong problem solving and effective communication skills. CyRide offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Visit the City’s website at http://www.cityofames.org for the complete job description and to apply online. Completed application and supplemental materials must be received by May 1, 2015. EOE/AA

       
       

       


    • Park City - Community Development Director

      COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

      Park City, Utah is searching for a Community Development Director. $109,678.77 to $124,211.52 annually DOQ, plus excellent benefits. This is a new position created due to the increasing needs of a thriving community.

      Park City is located in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains 30 miles east of Salt Lake City. The City provides a small town atmosphere, strong sense of community, historic mining character and big city amenities. Park City is one of the world’s premier multi-seasonal resort centers and boasts an Olympic legacy. The Park City area now has three world class ski resorts: Park City Mountain, Deer Valley and Canyons Resort. With an area of 12 square miles, a permanent population of 7,500 and a $42 million operating budget.

      Under general direction from the City Manager, the Community Development Director develops and supports the City’s overall community development strategies through leadership and teamwork overseeing the Planning, Transportation, Engineering, and Building Team. Interfaces and supports Economic Development and City housing initiatives. Under executive direction and authority, initiates integrated goals and objectives, is accountable for all large private development projects and initiatives, and helps to manage and support long term planning and public infrastructure projects with other governmental agencies as well as internal teams and other public and private partners.

      If interested, please submit resume & cover letter to Brooke Moss, Human Resources, P.O. Box 1480, Park City, Utah 84060 or e-mail bmoss@parkcity.org. For complete details and benefit information, email bmoss@parkcity.org.


    • Broward County Transportation Department -Engineer IV

      ENGINEER IV

      Broward County Transportation Department is seeking a highly qualified Engineer IV with Rail start-up experience.

      This challenging and rewarding opportunity incorporates the development, build, integration and operation of a new light rail system. Responsibilities include the supervision of contracted engineering firm service(s), subordinate engineering and technical personnel engaged in the design and review of an electrified rail system and the interface with public works improvements.

      The work requires the application of advanced engineering skills and knowledge with respect to rail systems new starts and affords opportunities to exercise considerable independent judgment in developing and completing projects.

      For more information about this exciting opportunity, please visit our website http://www.broward.org/careers.


    • Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District - Director of Procurement

      ​In December 1928, the District was incorporated as a special district of the State of California. Currently the 19 member Board of Directors, who are appointed by the elected representative of their constituent counties, set the policy for the District. The District headquarters is located at the Bridge in San Francisco with offices in San Rafael and Larkspur. The District consists of three operating divisions (Bridge, Bus and Ferry), and an Administration and Development Division. The Mission of the District is to provide safe and reliable operation, maintenance and enhancement of the Golden Gate Bridge and to provide transportation services for customers within the U. S. Highway 101 Golden Gate Corridor.  The Bridge has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers and is one of the most beautiful and most photographed bridges in the world!

      Position:    DIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT (PS100917)
      Position is located at the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA Salary Range:   $123,864.00 – 149,739.20 plus excellent benefits
      Employee pays 6.5% to 8% of salary/wage toward CalPERS retirement plan
      Date Posted:  Monday, March 30, 2015
      Closing Date: 1st Review Date of Applications:  April 24, 2015
      Open Until Filled 
      Open to:  All Qualified Candidates
      Opening:  One (1)

      POSITION DESCRIPTION:
      Under the Auditor Controller’s general direction, this position is responsible for the direction of the procurement function for the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District to include management and oversight of all phases of procurement of supplies, equipment, buses, ferries, materials, services, and professional services. 

      MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
      EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
      • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Engineering or a closely related field. Additional qualifying experience on a year-per-year basis may be substituted in lieu of degree.
      • Seven years’ recent progressively responsible position-related experience, including a minimum of five years’ supervisory or managerial experience.
      • Knowledge of applicable state, federal (Federal Transit Administration and Federal Highways/Caltrans), local laws, rules, and regulations governing public agency purchasing desirable.
      REQUIRED LICENSE(S):
      • Must possess and maintain a current, valid California driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.
      ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • Manages contract and procurement compliance activities for the District to ensure that all Divisions are in adherence to state, federal (Federal Transit Administration and Federal Highways/Caltrans), local laws, rules, and regulations, and District purchasing policies and guidelines.
      • Manages recruiting, training, and supervising a team of Procurement staff who are responsible for day-to-day procurement activities.
      • Provides leadership to identify procurement technology projects and implement systems and programs that improve operations.
      • Develops policy and procedures governing the procurement process.
      • Revises the Procurement Manual and District policy as needed to ensure compliance with all Federal, State, local laws, rules, and regulations, and District guidelines. 
      • Develops and implements short-term and long-term goals to facilitate improvements for the Procurement Department.
      • Strongly encourages the development and use of technology and processing practices to reduce the volume of procurements and the time each procurement takes.
      • Implements best practices in procurement to support operational objectives.
      • Prepares and manages department and capital budgets for the Procurement Department.
      • Provides oversight of the bid process including informal, formal, and Request for Proposals (RFPs) and related activities.
      • Manages and provides oversight for the processing of all purchase orders for supplies, equipment, and services.
      • Oversees the management of the District’s materials and parts inventory at all divisions.
      • Oversees the sale or disposition of surplus equipment and scrap items.
      • Manages centralization of contract activities across the District’s operating divisions.
      • Works with District staff to resolve disputes or settlement of contract disputes.
      • Consults with District Attorneys as needed on procurements.
      • Assists in the annual year-end audit by providing assistance to Auditors regarding procurement activity.
      • Establishes employee performance goals and objectives, and monitors and evaluates employee performance.
      • Researches and determines areas of cooperative purchasing to be incorporated in the District’s Purchasing process.
      • Composes, researches, compiles, summarizes and prepares a variety of complex correspondence, reports, and documents as needed.
      • Manages operations of messenger service and mail delivery to various District departments.
      • Manages the District’s fleet regarding rotation of non-revenue sedan vehicles, DMV registration, 24-hour usage, and fleet reports.
      REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
      • Knowledge of applicable state, federal (Federal Transit Administration and Federal Highways/Caltrans)), local laws, rules, and regulations governing public agency purchasing and contract administration principles, practices, and terminology.
      • Excellent management skills in planning, problem solving, decision making, delegation, communication, employee development, and adaptability.
      • Significant experience leading/managing procurement operations and staff.
      • Ability to identify necessary procurement technology improvements, and educate end users on procurement software, rules, and procedures.
      • Ability to develop effective, collaborative working relationship and shared objectives to execute District goals and strategies.
      • Ability to assess external market trends and conditions to identify opportunities and risk in technology affecting procurement activities.
      • Ability to interpret and apply District policies and procedures.
      • Excellent negotiation skills up to the executive level, developed through significant experience and understanding of contract negotiation.
      • Ability to maintain professionalism when under extreme pressure, tight deadlines, or handling difficult situations.
      • Ability to manage multiple projects with a track record of delivering against project timelines.
      • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal, and presentation skills.
      • High level of financial, quantitative, and analytical skills.
      • Proficient use of personal computer and software applicable to the work.
       
      APPLICATION PROCEDURE
      FAILURE TO MEET ANY OF THE REQUIREMENTS STATED BELOW MAY RESULT IN REJECTION OF YOUR APPLICATION
      TO APPLY: Go to www.goldengate.org/jobs
      For directions and general information, visit our website www.goldengate.org.

      Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. NO PHONE CALLS.

      THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENT(S) MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION
      • GGBHTD Online Employment Application
      • Cover Letter (Scan and attach as PDF copy to your online application)
      • Resume (Scan and attach as PDF copy to your online application)
      • Completed Supplemental Questionnaire located at http://goldengate.org/jobs/ (Scan and attach as PDF copy to your online application)

      THE SELECTION PROCESS FOR THIS POSITION will include:
      • Oral Panel Interview
      • Department interview for final candidates
      • Background, Employment and Security Investigation
      *   The District will invite only those candidates whose qualifications MOST CLOSELY MATCH the position requirements to continue in the selection process.

      AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
      It is the policy of the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District to take all personnel actions on the basis of merit and other job-related factors, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), disability: physical or mental, age (40 and older), genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation and identity, medical condition, political affiliation or military status.
      Applicants with Disabilities: The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts to accommodate applicants with disabilities to complete the Employment Application and in any job-related examination process. If you have special needs, please call (415) 257-4521 (Human Resources). The District's telecommunications device (TDD) for Persons with Hearing Disabilities is (415) 257-4554.

    • Intercity Transit - ​Procurement and Capital Projects Manager

      Procurement and Capital Projects Manager
      Intercity Transit is the municipal agency that provides public transportation for people who live and work in the WA state capitol of Olympia and surrounding communities. Services include fixed route bus service, paratransit, vanpools, specialized van programs, and active community partnerships. Intercity Transit is the recipient of many awards, including “America’s Best Public Transportation System.” Our mission is to provide and promote transportation choices that support an accessible, sustainable, livable, healthy and prosperous community. Please visit our website at www.intercitytransit.com for more information.
       
      Intercity Transit is currently recruiting for a Procurement and Capital Projects Manager responsible for managing the procurement function and major projects for the Agency. This includes the development and administration of effective procurement and contract administration activities as well as managing the acquisition and inventory of vehicle parts and the disposal of surplus property. Excellent benefits include: health insurance, PERS and deferred comp retirement plans, and paid sick and vacation leave. The salary range for this position is $73,195 to $98,821.
       
      RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
      • Supervise staff work assignments, performance evaluations, adherence to policies and procedures, and employment-related and disciplinary decisions.
      • Plan, prepare and manage the development of the Agency's Procurement Program.
      • Serve as the primary contact for contract administration to include facilitating negotiations, conditions, changes, and terminations.
      • Manage projects from concept to completion supervising consultants, vendors, and contractors.
      • Supervise and coordinate elements of environmental review, facility design, permitting, and construction.
      • Prepare and develop annual division budget.
       
      REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS
      • Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration or related field.
      • Five years of experience in public procurement; or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
      • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
      • Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, and regulations.
      • Experience with procurement processes, principles, and practices as well as conflict resolution techniques.
      • Experience with project management and contract administration principles.
       
      TO APPLY
      Electronic application required; apply online at www.intercitytransit.com. The application process includes a letter of interest, resume, and responses to essay-style supplemental questions.
       
      INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKETS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Intercity Transit’s preferred method of communication is via email, so accurate and active email addresses are essential.
      Completed applications must be received by: Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 4:00 p.m.

  • Notices

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

      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.


    • Mesa County Regional Transporttion Planning - DBE Goal

      PUBLIC NOTICE
      MESA COUNTY REGIONAL
      TRANSPORTATION PLANNING OFFICE
      GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO

      In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 26, as amended, the Mesa County Regional Transportation Planning Office in Grand Junction, Colorado, hereby notifies the public that it is recommending the following Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal for applicable professional services, construction and procurement contracts during Fiscal Years 2016-2018 beginning October 1, 2016 and ending September 30, 2018. The overall total DBE goal for Fiscal Years 2016-2018 is 1%. Information pertaining to this goal and a description of how it was selected is available for inspection from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Standard Time) at the Mesa County Regional Transportation Planning Office, 525 S. 6th Street, 2nd Floor, PO Box 20,000-5093, Grand Junction, Colorado 81502 for 30 calendar days following the date of publication of this notice. Written comments on this goal will be accepted for 45 calendar days from the date of publication of this notice. The comments are for informational purposes only and may be sent to the DBE Officer, same address, AND to the Regional Civil Rights Officer, Federal Transit Administration, Region 8, 12300 West Dakota Avenue, Suite 310, Lakewood, Colorado 80228-2583


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