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American Public Transportation Association

Classifieds for March 20, 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

    • City of Grande Prairie - RFP


      The City of Grande Prairie is requesting detailed and comprehensive proposals for the following:
      Documents and general information are available on the Alberta Purchasing Connection website at or from the office of the Purchasing Manager, City Hall.
      Address: City of Grande Prairie
      1st Floor, City Hall
      Courier: 10205 – 98 Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2E7
      Mailing: PO Bag 4000, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6V3
      Submissions will be accepted at the Purchasing Department until 2:00 p.m. local time Friday, April 10, 2015. Responses can be hand delivered or mailed to the Purchasing Department. The Proposal must be submitted in two envelopes and both must be clearly marked with name and address of the proponent and RFP name, number and Envelope 1 (Price Proposal) or Envelope 2 (Technical Proposal).
      R.D. (Bob) MacNeill
      Purchasing Manager
      Phone: 780-538-0344
      Fax: 780-538-4880
      ISSUE DATE: February 27, 2015

    • Corvallis Transit System - RFP


      Sealed proposals for Operations and Maintenance of Corvallis Transit System RFP PW 2015-011, will be received at the City of Corvallis, Public Works Department, Corvallis, OR 97330. The work consists of coordinating, managing, and controlling all activities necessary to operate and maintain all aspects of the Corvallis Transit System.

      The Request for Proposal document may be examined or obtained at the City of Corvallis, Public Works Department, 1245 NE 3rd Street, Corvallis, OR or by downloading at: A mandatory pre-proposal conference will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm local time.

      Sealed proposals must be submitted to and received by Tim Bates, Transit Coordinator, no later than 4:00 pm local time on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Corvallis Public Works Department, 1245 NE 3rd Street, Corvallis, OR 97330, or mailed to City of Corvallis Public Works, PO Box 1083, Corvallis, OR 97339-1083. The sealed proposals will be publicly opened and read after closing time and date at Corvallis Public Works Department, 1245 NE 3rd Street, Corvallis, OR 97330.
      The City of Corvallis encourages small, minority- and women-owned businesses to submit proposals. For more information, contact Tim Bates, (541) 766-6916, Hearing and Speech Impaired: Contact Oregon Telecommunications Service 7-1-1.

    • Detroit Transportation Corporation - RFP

      PROJECT 03-2015
      NAICS CODE: 488210

      The Detroit Transportation Corporation (DTC) requests proposals from qualified firms to Reconstruct Track Curve P17 and Procure Special Trackwork Switch Components for the Detroit People Mover. The Detroit People Mover (DPM) is a fully automated transit system serving the downtown Detroit core. The system consists of a 2.9-mile single-lane elevated concrete guide way loop, twelve (12) rail cars, thirteen (13) passenger stations, and the Maintenance and Control Facility (MCF).
      Proposals must be received by the Detroit Transportation Corporation, Purchasing Office, Buhl Building, 535 Griswold, Suite 400, Detroit, MI 48226 on or before 5:00 p.m. (EST), April 13, 2015. A Guideway Track Inspection is scheduled for March 22, 2015 between 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (EST). Contact Ernest Latham, DTC’s Maintenance Manager, at (313) 442-3594 to schedule an inspection. ATTENDANCE AT THIS INSPECTION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

      Proposals are to be submitted in accordance with the DTC Request for Proposals (RFP) 03-2015. Proposals received after 5:00 p.m. (EST), April 13, 2015 will be returned to the sender unopened. No proposal, once submitted, may be withdrawn for 120 days after the due date.

      The successful proposer will be required to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. DTC reserves the right to postpone, accept or reject any or all bids, in whole or in part, at its discretion. DTC affirmatively assures that no bidder will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, ancestry, marital status, national origin, place of birth, or sexual orientation.
      Written questions related to this RFP must be received via e-mail to on or before 4:00 p.m. March 31, 2015. Firms interested in receiving a copy of the RFP should furnish their contact information (i.e., company name, contact person’s name, mailing address, phone and fax numbers and e-mail address) via e-mail to Pamela L. Crump at
      Pamela L. Crump
      Procurement Manager
      Issued: March 13, 2015

    • San Bernardino Associated Governments - RFP

      (RFP) 15-1001093

      The San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) invites proposals from qualified consultants to provide Rail Design.
      Proposals are due on or before April 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
      The RFP is available at no cost by downloading at, under “Vendor Portal”. A non-mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting is scheduled for March 24, 2015 at 2:30 pm at SANBAG’s Office located at 1170 W. 3rd Street, Second Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92410.

      All questions regarding this RFP shall be directed to

    • San Bernardino Associated Governments - RFP

      (RFP) 15-1001146

      The San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) invites proposals from qualified consultants to provide Program Management Services.

      Proposals are due on or before April 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
      The RFP is available at no cost by downloading at, under “Vendor Portal”. A non-mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting is scheduled for March 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm at SANBAG’s Office located at 1170 W. 3rd Street, Second Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92410.

      All questions regarding this RFP shall be directed to

    • MTA-New York City Transit (NYCT) - RFQ

      Contract Solicitations RFQ#: 101749 DUE DATE: 5/1/15 TITLE: B40660 Furnish and Deliver 231 Low Floor 60-ft Articulated Diesel Buses with an Option of up to an Additional 300 Buses. Proposers shall furnish proposals w/ supporting documentation to be evaluated on the following criteria: 1) Overall project Cost; 2) New York State Content; 3) Overall Quality of Proposer & Product; 4) Other Relevant Matter. For additional information, please visit our website at

    • Los Angeles County Metropoloitan Transportation Authority - RFI

      AUTHORITY (Metro)

      Metro is interested in receiving Letters of Interest for RFI No. PS-9240-3476 for the purpose of demonstrating a mobile wireless router for its buses and trains that will provide public internet access via Wi-Fi and also a secured Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection to Metro’s enterprise network while the vehicles are on their routes. The demonstration supports Metro’s goal of improving the customer experience using technology. Additionally, the VPN connection will provide Metro’s Safety, Security and Operations Departments with remote access to onboard systems such as the surveillance cameras, fareboxes and vehicle health monitoring systems.
      In response to this request, interested firms should submit a Letter of Interest which includes a history of its experience, including transit installation references and a brief description of the product which it proposes to demonstrate. Letters of Interest should be sent or delivered to the LACMTA Office of Vendor/Contract Mgmt, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (9th Floor), Attention, Susan Dove, Contract Administration Manager. Letters of Interest can also be sent via email to Susan Dove, at
      All Letters of Interest must be received on or before March 27, 2015 at 4:00 p.m., Pacific Standard Time at the address listed above, sent to the attention of Susan M. Dove, Contract Administration Manager.

      You may obtain a copy of the RFIQ, or further information, by faxing Susan M. Dove at (213) 922-1004 or at the email address listed above.

  • For Sale

    • Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky


      The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) is offering for sale by sealed bid six used transit buses and two cut away paratransit buses until April 22, 2015.

      Required bid forms are available by contacting TANK at (859) 814-2141.

      3375 Madison Pike
      Ft. Wright, KY 41017
      Andrew Aiello, General Manager

  • Help Wanted

    • Regional Transportation District, Denver - Manager-District Maintenance Reporting

      Manager, District Maintenance Reporting
      At the Regional Transportation District of Denver, CO (RTD) our mission is to meet our constituents' and future public transit needs by offering safe, clean, reliable, courteous, accessible and cost-effective service throughout the District.  We look for candidates to join our team in creating a legacy for current and future generations.
      We currently have the following position available:
      Manager, District Maintenance Reporting
      This position is responsible for the administration of the maintenance reporting system, the administration and monitoring of the Automated Bus Assignment System and monitoring titles, plates, emissions testing and registrations for all vehicles in the organization.

      Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college/university in Computer Science, Data Processing or similar discipline preferred.
      A minimum of five years of experience in the management, administration and set up of an Oracle-based asset management systems for large fleet operations.
      A minimum of three years of supervisory experience in a unionized environment.
      Proficiency in technical and mechanical bus fleet/sub-fleet and rail systems.
      Proficiency in planning and forecasting.

      For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit our website at
      Regional Transportation District
      Denver, CO 80202

      EOE/AA/Drug Free

    • Capital Area Transportation Authority - Director of Maintenance

      Director of Maintenance
      KL2 is recruiting a Director of Maintenance for The Capital Area Transportation Authority (Lansing, MI) who will provide executive leadership for the Maintenance Department.  The Director will report to the CEO; lead a department of 30 (4 direct reports); be responsible for budget development, staff performance, inventory management, and labor relations; and have a college degree (or the equivalent in experience), 5 years experience managing heavy diesel fleet maintenance and repair,  a commercial driver’s license; experience with maintenance systems (Assetworks preferred), and the ability to pass a written mechanics aptitude test. CATA offers a competitive salary and benefits and equal opportunity. Please forward a cover letter and resume to

    • APTA - 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 or fax to 202-496-4326. EOE Principles Only

    • Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority - Chief Operating Officer


      Metro, a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, is searching for our next COO. Metro is a fixed-route bus service and provides over 17 million rides per year in the Greater Cincinnati area.

      Our COO reports directly to our CEO/General Manager and is responsible for managing, planning, and overseeing the daily operations of the entire transit system.

      To learn more about this opportunity and apply online, please visit:

    • Total Transit - Paratransit Contract Manager


      Total Transit, parent company of Discount Cab, is one of the fastest growing companies in the transportation industry. We’re a team of dedicated professionals who love what we do, and provide superior value and the highest level of transportation management and services to our clients and passengers. We are currently seeking a Paratransit Contract Manager who will manage the operation of paratransit services and related activities delivered under Total Transit’s contract with Valley Metro/RPTA.

      Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of experience in the administration, operation and management of paratransit and demand response services. Must have excellent oral/written communication skills and PC proficient, including understanding of dispatch and scheduling systems, as well as interpreting budget reports and technical contracts. Knowledge of paratransit operations and relevant federal, state and local laws and regulations, specifically including the provisions and requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) essential. Knowledge and understanding of subcontractor audit and oversight responsibilities in a transportation environment. Knowledge of contracting and procurement practices a must.
      Total Transit, Inc. offers a great package that includes competitive pay, subsidized medical benefits, voluntary Dental benefits, 15k of employer paid life insurance, 401(k) w/match, and other voluntary benefits. We have an excellent culture that qualified for Best Places to Work and values employees’ contributions through recognition, training/development opportunities, employee/community events, and performance reviews with merit increase opportunities based on performance. Come work in an environment with our growing company. Become a part of our team today! Apply online at:

    • Sound Transit - Deputy Project Director,Facility Design

      JOB #15-01073
      SALARY: $106,707.00 - $133,384.00
      OPENING DATE: 02/13/15
      CLOSING DATE: Open until filled.


      Under general direction, assists in directing, managing, supervising, and coordinating the activities of facility design and/or major corridor projects within the Design, Engineering & Construction Management (DECM) Department, coordinates assigned activities with other programs and divisions throughout the Agency and major external partners including Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), federal transit administration (FTA), King County Metro and numerous local cities and other jurisdictions; provides highly responsible and complex technical, policy, and administrative support to Leadership.
      Education and Experience:
      Bachelors Degree in electrical, mechanical, industrial or civil engineering; architecture; construction management; transportation/urban planning or closely related field; and eight years of senior-level experience managing design and/or construction of large, complex public transit projects, including alternative project delivery methods; OR a combination of education and experience.

      For complete job details and to apply visit:
      Sound Transit is an equal opportunity employer. We place a high value on, and are committed to, diversity within our organization and leadership.

    • Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority - Director of Operations


      This position manages the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority’s (BJCTA) transportation operations in all service areas including: Fixed-route, Paratransit, Safety and Training, Risk Assessment and Security. This is accomplished by supervising staff, performing administrative tasks, developing and managing programs, policies, and procedures, and providing field customer service. Responsible for working closely with the Planning and Maintenance departments and providing management and compliance oversight to ensure that all requirements of the Americans Disabilities Act for transit systems are implemented. As well as, assuring compliance with time schedules, applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations.

      Other duties include anticipating, managing and responding to emergency situations, participating in departmental training opportunities and programs, completing special projects, representing the Executive Director in his/her absence when necessary, and acting as a resource base to and for other departments, executive management, and outside agencies as requested or directed.

      Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through four (4) years of an accredited college or university resulting in a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management or a related field. Additional directly related experience beyond the minimum requirement may substitute for the required education based on the ratio of one and a half (1.5) years of experience for each (1) year of education.

      A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in public transportation, with four (4) years of experience in a bus and paratransit operational environment and five (5) years of supervisory/management experience.
      Certificates, Licenses: This position requires some driving. Must have a valid Alabama Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A or B and with passenger and airbrake endorsements. Good driving record with no more than one (1) moving violations within the last thirty-six (36) months.

      Requirements: Comprehensive knowledge of English and spelling; usage of grammatical syntax, ability to project a professional appearance with speech, dress and written communication, Must be authorized to work in the U.S. FOR A COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION and to submit online application: Deadline: April 4, 2015, 4:30 pm. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

    • Town of Blacksburg - Transit Director


      The Town of Blacksburg, located in Virginia’s New River Valley, invites applications for the position of Transit Director. The Transit Department provides safe, reliable and affordable public transportation to the citizens of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech and communities in the area. The Department operates with a FY 2014-2015 budget of $7.1 million, a Capital Improvement Budget of $35 million and $30 million of which is allocated for construction of a multimodal transit facility. A bachelor’s degree with coursework in public administration, transportation planning or related field is required. A thorough knowledge of the practices, methods and equipment related to transportation operations, and a general knowledge of the service area geography is also a key requirement. Salary is $75,000-$100,000 and is negotiable depending on candidate’s qualifications and experience. The full profile and ad can be found at The position is open until filled with review of résumés beginning on April 15, 2015. Submit résumé, cover letter, 5 professional references, and salary history to: John A. Anzivino, Springsted Incorporated, 1564 East Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23228, Fax: 804-726-9752, The Town of Blacksburg is an EOE.

    • Park City Municipal Corporation - Transportation Planning Manager


      Transportation Planning Manager job opening for Park City Municipal Corporation, Park City, UT.

      Under general direction from the City Manager and acting as lead for the Transportation Planning team, oversees all elements of the City’s transportation planning function. This senior level position within Park City Municipal Corporation has primary responsibility for coordinating the collaborative development and implementation of each of the individual elements of the City’s Transportation Master Plan, Transportation Demand Management Plan Long Range Transit Plan, Long Range Parking Plans, Congestion Management Plan and Primary Corridor Plans. Works closely with other entities to provide vision and leadership for the Park City\Summit County regional transit system and regional transportation planning efforts. Establishes strategic plans, fosters interagency cooperation, secures required funding to implement adopted plans.

      Apply online at:

    • Norwalk Transit District - Manager of Human Resources/EEO-AA Coordinator


      The Norwalk Transit District is seeking a Manager of Human Resources/EEO-AA Coordinator. This is a new position for the District and reports directly to the CEO. This position offers a diverse scope of responsibilities and is the perfect opportunity for someone to come in and really own it. The company boasts a team-oriented culture with excellent benefits. The Human Resources Manager will manage the day-to-day operations of the human resources department including managing policies, procedures and programs. The Human Resources Manager responsibilities will include but are not limited to employee recruitment, training and development, employee health insurance and benefit management, Workers’ Compensation administration, represents the District at unemployment hearings, Federal and State EEO reporting and compliance, employee counseling and performance evaluation administration, company-wide administration and tracking of FMLA, development and implementation of human resources policies and procedures.

      • Thorough knowledge of federal and state labor employment practices and laws.
      • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in workers’ compensation.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
      • Strong understanding of human resource management principles.
      • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in Human Resources desired.
      • Five full years of full-time work in the field of Human Resources Management. Supervisory experience is preferred.
      • Proficient in software programs(MS Office, Excel and database management, applicant tracking and HR software).

      Further information regarding the operations of the Norwalk Transit District is available on its website, Please submit a letter of interest with salary requirements and resume to
      The Norwalk Transit District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

    • Gary Public Transportation Corporation - Deputy General Manager


      For a complete job description, please visit our website at

      The primary duty of the Deputy General Manager is to assist the General Manager in implementing programs and policies to improve management of the Company. Minimum of 3-5 years transit experience. Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree in Business or Public Administration or related field. An equivalent combination of experience and education can be substituted.
      Please email resume to

    • Connecticut Department of Transportation - Bureau Chief for Public Transportation


      The Connecticut Department of Transportation seeks highly qualified, senior level candidates for the position of Bureau Chief for Public Transportation. The Bureau of Public Transportation is one of five bureaus within the Department. The Bureau Chief reports to the Transportation Commissioner and/or designee. The location is Newington, CT. The Department is a dynamic agency with a growing mission in public transportation, highway and bridge maintenance and construction, and policy and planning.

      The Bureau Chief is responsible for oversight of safety of rail, bus and paratransit operations, including compliance with all regulatory and program requirements; budgets for transit and rail operations and projects; upgrade of budget and project controls; development of staff expertise necessary to improve the Bureau’s capacity to support its mission, in particular safety and customer service

      The Bureau Chief of Public Transportation will play a critical role in taking the DOT’s rail and transit infrastructure and service to new levels of quality and volume that will complement the State’s ambitious transportation program. The Department has begun to innovate in its program and service delivery. The Bureau Chief will be charged with adding to, strengthening and enhancing innovative approaches to program and service delivery. This particularly applies to a new focus on safety and customer service, Department-wide priorities.

      The candidate must possess the full complement of management skills with an emphasis on organizational development, including training and performance management competencies and must build capacity for and execute strategic planning and visioning, while retaining the focus on detail that operational needs require. Continued development of a fully functioning transit and rail bureau that meets the growing needs of the State, building bureau performance, for both employees and contractors, will be critical goals that include growth and rigorous application of performance measures.
      The DOT’s railroad operations include the ownership and oversight of the New Haven Line (NHL) and its branch lines, the nation’s busiest commuter rail line operated under contract with Metro-North Railroad. The State owns 104 route miles of passenger lines and 291 freight route miles. The Office of Rail manages the services on the Amtrak –operated Shore Line East commuter rail service.

      Responsibilities also include oversight of the DOT-owned freight operations and working with the state’s eight private freight operators. The Rail Office manages PRIIA 209 service, coordinates PRIIA 212 service and works closely with the Northeast Corridor Commission, AASHTO and APTA on Corridor and PRIIA issues. The Office of Rail has an annual budget (excluding capital) of about $155 million. The DOT Trail system carries about 40 million passengers annually.

      The DOT’s transit operations include ownership of CT transit bus services, which consists of eight urban bus operations, including those in Hartford, New Haven and Stamford (all are contracted operations). The DOT system also includes state-subsidized transit district bus services, ADA paratransit, passenger ferries, and transportation demand management activities with an annual operating budget of approximately $225 million.

      For requirements and other information see the Connecticut Department of Transportation Website at or contact Anna M. Barry, Deputy Commissioner, For Human Resources questions please call Doreen Rossi at 860-594-3116.

      The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

    • San Joaquin Regional Transit District - Legal Counsel, Employee and Labor Relations


      Closing Date: Until Filled
      Salary: Depending on Qualifications

      San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) is now actively recruiting a Legal Counsel - Employee and Labor Relations. This position performs highly responsible professional and legal work as the legal advisor to RTD; organizes, coordinates, and directs the activities of the Legal Services Division; manages Human Resources functions including labor relations, grievances, employee discipline; and performs related duties as assigned.

      Juris Doctor degree from an accredited school of law and active membership in the California State Bar.

      In order to learn more about this position, and to apply online, please visit:
      Thank you for your interest in this position.

    • Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority - Director of Risk Management


      The Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (d/b/a LYNX), located in sunny Orlando, Florida, is currently accepting applications for a Director of Risk Management. This position is responsible for leading risk management, claims, insurance, safety and security. The department exists to motivate, lead, and support the adoption of cost effective risk management practices.

      Responsibilities include:
      • Reduce or eliminate hazards, injuries/damage and financial losses to LYNX employees, passengers and property.
      • Position LYNX to seize opportunities for growth.
      • Inspire confidence on that part of the LYNX Board, executive leadership, and operations/administrative staff that the organization’s commitment to providing a safe environment is sincere, substantial and lasting.

      • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
      • Five plus years of senior management or executive-level experience managing a complex risk management function.
      • Five plus years of experience managing professional and support staff.
      • Demonstrated experience solving problems that require collaboration with peers, subordinates, superiors, and outside contractors.
      • Public sector risk leadership experience.
      • Seven plus years of senior management or executive-level experience managing a complex risk management function.
      • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering informative and engaging risk management reports and presentations.
      • Demonstrated experience developing standards of practice, policies and operating procedures.
      • Experience supervising safety, security, and claims handling staff or contractors.

      Salary Range: $86,070 to $103,283 per year

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