Classifieds for February 21, 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.
CITY OF GAINESVILLE - ITB
Notice is hereby given that the City of Gainesville, Florida will receive sealed bids on the following: Bus Stop Amenities for Regional Transit System, ITB# RTSX-140026-DS.
A pre-bid meeting will not be held. The question submittal deadline is 5:00 p.m., local time, March 6, 2014. Sealed bids will be received by the City of Gainesville until 3:00 p.m. (local time), on March 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.
VIA Metropolitan Transit - Requets for Comments
VIA Metropolitan Transit is soliciting industry review comments on a draft RFP for the procurement of approximately 10 modern streetcar vehicles. Comments are due in written form at VIA by 5:00 PM (central time) on March 17, 2014.
The draft RFP can be downloaded from VIA’s website by registering at via.mwdsbe.com. Once registered, users will be able to download the RFP package documents. The draft RFP package consists of the following:
1) VIA Cover Letter
2) Industry Review Questions
3) Commercial Terms
4) Car builder Maintenance Proposal Guidelines
5) Technical Specification
a. Appendix 1: Streetcar Design Vision document
b. Appendix 2: Preliminary alignment info
Please address written comments to Terry Dudley, VIA Metropolitan Transit, P. O. Box 12489, San Antonio, TX, 78212. Should you have any questions regarding this review, please contact Mr. Dudley at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 210-362-2409. Should you need any assistance with registering online or with viewing or downloading any documents please contact Ashley Ramirez at Ashley.email@example.com
or call 210-362-2413.
Arlington County, Virginia - RFO
ARLINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
RFP 652-13 - PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR STREETCAR LINES
Arlington County, Virginia, in cooperation with Fairfax County, is soliciting Proposals from qualified firms to provide PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR STREETCAR LINES: the Columbia Pike Streetcar and the Crystal City Streetcar. Offerors shall have significant experience in complex fixed guideway transportation projects and shall be able to commit substantial resources to the Streetcar Program for its duration, understanding that the Program poses unique management, engineering and construction challenges. Arlington County anticipates awarding one Multiphase Professional Services contract for the Streetcar Program engineering and design work.
This project may be funded in whole or part through grants provided by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), therefore the U. S. Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) regulations apply as stated in the solicitation.
There will be an optional pre-proposal conference on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10:00AM EST in Conference Room 311, at Arlington County Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, County, Virginia. 22201.
Copies of the RFP may be downloaded from the Arlington County Website: http://www.arlingtonva.us/purchasing
. Companies desiring to access the solicitation will need to register on the Arlington County Website.
Proposals are due by 3:00 PM EST on Friday, April 11, 2014 in the Office of the Bid Clerk, Suite 511, 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201.
Bay County Transportation Planning Organization - RFP
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Proposals are hereby requested by the Bay County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) for management and operation of its deviated, fixed route transit system, Bay Town Trolley. Bay Town Trolley’s buildings, vehicles and equipment are owned by the TPO. Bay Town Trolley operates 9 routes with 11 (of 15) vehicles in maximum service. The TPO is the designated recipient of Federal Transit Administration and Florida Department of Transportation grants and funds. If approved by the TPO, the selected contractor will coordinate the administration and operation of the Bay Town Trolley on behalf of the TPO for a term of 5 years beginning July 1, 2014. Firms interested in making proposals should obtain the detailed Request for Proposals by contacting:
Bay Town Trolley
c/o David Haight, AICP, LEED AP ND
120 Richard Jackson Boulevard
Panama City Beach, Florida 32407
Or via download from: http://www.wfrpc.org/bay-county-transportation-planning-organization
Proposals will be received at the above address until 4:00 p.m. Central Time. Friday, March 21, 2014. Proposals will be opened in public at 4:15 pm at the above address.
Proposals must be clearly marked “Bay Town Trolley Manager/Operator”.
The TPO hereby notifies all Proposers that it will affirmatively ensure that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.
The TPO reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals. Any contract resulting from this RFP is subject to approval by the TPO and the Florida Department of Transportation.
Wichita Transit _ RFP
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - # FP440010
CITY OF WICHITA - TRANSIT DEPARTMENT
TRANSIT BUS PROCUREMENT
Wichita Transit requests proposals for the manufacture and delivery of both 35’ and 40’ diesel and CNG engine buses. Proposals are due into the City Purchasing Manager, 12th Floor, City Hall, 455 North Main, Wichita, Kansas, prior to 4:00 O’CLOCK P. M., FRIDAY, April 25, 2014. One (1) original and nine (9) copies of the proposal are required.
Specifications for the sealed proposals are on file in the office of the City Purchasing Manager, 12th Floor, City Hall, 455 North Main, Wichita, Kansas, (316) 268-4636 and available on the City of Wichita Procurement Web Site at http://ep.wichita.gov
A PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE & TELEPHONE CONFERENCE will be held in the Finance Conference Room, on the Twelfth Floor of City Hall, 455 N. Main Street, Wichita, Kansas on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. For access to the Conference Telephone Call please dial 1-888-242-1836 and then enter the Room # 8587290 and follow the instructions given.
This procurement will be subject to the requirements of Federal Financial Assistance with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and all FTA required provisions and other applicable governmental laws and regulations will apply including the following Equal Employment Opportunity Regulations and the Wichita MTA’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise provision. Additionally, bidder must not be on the U. S. Comptroller General List of Ineligible Contractors.
County of Rockland - RFB
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed bids will be received by the Director of Purchasing for the County of Rockland, Bldg. A, 2nd Floor, 50 Sanatorium Rd., Pomona, NY 10970 for:
Paratransit Buses, 22-24’ with 158/159” Wheel Base
Opening: 3/20/14 @ 3:00 PM
Pre-Bid Teleconference Meeting: 2/25/14 @ 10:00 AM
Specifications and solicitation forms may be obtained by visiting the Purchasing Divisions Website at: www.rcpurchasing.com
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT NOTICE: to request accommodations for a disability, please contact Ann Marie Curley, 4 days in advance, at (845) 364-3820.
COUNTY OF ROCKLAND, POMONA, NY 10970
BY: PAUL J. BRENNAN, CPPO
DIRECTOR OF PURCHASING
Transit Authority of River City - RFP
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
LEGAL NOTICE RFP P-2564
Notice is hereby given that the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) is requesting proposals for: CONFLICT RESOLUTION TRAINING SERVICES Copies of the Request For Proposals are available from the Transit Authority of River City (TARC), Purchasing Department, 1000 West Broadway, Louisville, Kentucky 40203-2031, by contacting Leo P. Wilbert Jr., Buyer at the above address or by phone (502) 213-3204, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
. All proposals shall be submitted in accordance with requirements set forth in the RFP, and shall be received in the office of J. Barry Barker, Executive Director, TARC, 1000 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203 before 3:00 p.m., local time, Thursday, April 24, 2014. All late bids will be returned unopened. A non-mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference will be held Friday, March 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m., local time, for this solicitation. TARC hereby notifies all proposers that in regard to any contract entered into pursuant to this RFP, advertisement or solicitation, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit proposals and no one will be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability, age, or national origin in consideration for an award. TARC reserves the right to postpone, accept or reject any and all proposals and to waive any informality in the RFP process as TARC deems in its own best interest.
J. Barry Barker, Executive Director
Palm Tran - Maintenance Superintendent
Salary: $55,739.84 annually to start. Pay Grade 37.
Location/Schedule: To be determined
Other: Related written exam may be administered. Valid Florida Driver’s License and PBC Risk Management Department driving history approval prior to appointment.
THIS IS AN AT-WILL POSITION.
Please submit resumes/applications by 5:00 P.M. on closing date to:
Palm Tran Human Resources
Attn: M/S Martin
3201 Electronics Way
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Fax: (561) 841-4341
Palm Tran, Palm Beach County’s public transportation system in Florida is looking for an individual who will directly report to the Maintenance Manager and is responsible for administration and supervisory work in the maintenance department to ensure buses are properly repaired, fueled, cleaned and available to meet daily operational requirements. Work involves directing daily activities and establishing priorities of Maintenance Supervisors, Mechanics, Utility and support staff. Monitors, analyzes and addresses employee job performance, preventive maintenance, major and minor bus repairs, road calls, mean distance between failures, and bus warranty issues. Prepare estimates of labor and material costs for accidents. Develop, implement and monitor employee work schedules. Daily maintains a high level of communication with department staff and consistently interacts with supervisors.
High school diploma or equivalent certification (GED). Ten (10) years experience in heavy-duty vehicle maintenance; five (5) years experience supervising maintenance employees.
BS in Mechanical Engineering or related field. Two (2) years experience at the Superintendent level. Previous public transit maintenance experience. Previous experience working with a union. Using Microsoft Word and Excel.
Resumes are accepted for this position.
Kitsap Transit - Transportation and Land-Use Planner
Kitsap Transit is looking for an experienced planner to develop innovative and visionary solutions to transportation and planning issues.
Requirements include: B.A. in planning and 5 years of professional planning experience. Must be familiar with principles and concepts of urban planning and public transportation, as well as planning trends. Also experienced with the tools of planning, including maps and engineering drawings, data analysis, planning software, and forecasting. Salary range: $5,595 to $7,524 per month, commensurate with experience. Complete job announcement is available online.
Pick up packet at Kitsap Transit, 60 Washington Ave., 2nd Floor, or online at www.kitsaptransit.com
or call 360-479-6962. Submit or mail your completed application package and resume to 60 Washington Ave., Ste 200, Bremerton, WA 98337 or online email@example.com
Application due by 4:00 PM, 3/7/14 EEO/AA.
Ben Franklin Transit - General Manager
Ben Franklin Transit (BFT) is a Public Transportation Benefit Area (PTBA), located in Benton and Franklin Counties, Washington. It was established by the voters in 1981. BFT began providing public transportation services in early 1982. As of January 1, 2014, BFT employs 259 employees, providing fixed route, paratransit and vanpool service. In 2013, ridership totaled 4,198,442. The agency currently owns a fleet of 69 fixed route buses, 79 paratransit buses, 401 vans (used by vanpool and the ARC). The primary maintenance/operations facility is in Richland, WA. The agency’s annual operating budget for 2014 is $33 million with a capital budget of $8 million. The agency is governed by a nine-member Board of Directors composed of elected officials from the cities and counties as well as one non-voting labor representative. The General Manager will report to the Board of Directors.
BFT is an award-winning agency, recognized by federal and state agencies. In 2007, Ben Franklin Transit was awarded the Governor’s Award for Sustainable Practices and BFT’s new Administration building received the LEED Gold Award. BFT also has the first re-conditioned all-electric bus in the nation that can go 125 miles without a charge.
BFT is located in a scenic part of Washington State. The current population is a little over 200,000. The administrative offices are located on the Columbia River at 1000 Columbia Park Trail in Richland, WA, 99352, with sweeping views of the treeless mountains, city, parks and waterfront. BFT is located in the southeastern section of Washington State, 20 miles from the Oregon border. With its proximity to Seattle, Spokane and Portland, it is a desirable place to live and work.
The successful candidate will be a visionary leader, possessing significantly demonstrated experience and skills necessary to guide the agency. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in public transportation management with heavy emphasis in leadership, communications, and transit-related strategy. A key measurement of success will be the ability to facilitate consensus between the board, labor, staff, the public, and government entities with regard to all aspects of transit.
The minimum qualifications are a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field and seven (7) years increasingly responsible management level experience in a transportation agency or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
In addition to offering a very competitive base wage (salary range is $84,221 - $144,591), Ben Franklin Transit also offers excellent medical, dental and retirement benefits. Relocation assistance is available. For a complete application packet, visit Ben Franklin Transit’s web site at www.bft.org
, select the Employment section, submit an online application and resume.
Open until filled but first review will be held on March 1, 2014. EOE.
MEI - Sales Representative
MEI is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electronic bill acceptors, coin mechanisms and other unattended transaction systems. Our products are currently in widespread use in the vending, soft drink, gaming, amusement, transportation, telecommunications, retail and kiosk markets. Today, MEI electronic payment systems are relied upon for more than 2 billion transactions per week in 100 countries. MEI payment systems’ technology is considered the most reliable choice in hundreds of real-world applications and has earned the best performance rating in the market. Please visit http://www.meigroup.com/
to learn more about our company.
The main purpose of the function is to drive Sales in specific sectors of Public Transport and Parking payment applications, on a Territory which covers USA, Canada & Mexico.
Reporting to the North America Senior Sales Manager, the position is a Sales role which is responsible for managing existing customers and developing profitable sales by chasing and securing new accounts. Being able to analyze and understand technical aspects of customer situations is another important part of the role.
The position interacts with the Technical Support Team (US and EUROPE based), as well as with peers within the Transport Sales team, in particular in view of coordination for global customer projects and large account management.
• Ability to assess market opportunity and quantify value to MEI
• Clearly communicate vision and create buy-in for that vision within the channel and business
• Can quickly assess a Customer’s needs and communicate MEI solutions to Customer
• Understands the OEM’s business and can effectively integrate the MEI brands into their business
• Critical and analytical thinking (drawing logical conclusions from the information provided). Ability to ask the right questions, seek the right information and perform the right analysis to have positive effects on business in a complex environment; ability to make decisions to achieve desired results
• Ability to make effective oral and written presentations, using influence and negotiation tactics; ability and confidence to present opinions and thoughts in a clear, unbiased manner
• Ability to lead sales calls, drive negotiations and close successful win/win deals
• Ability to build a strong technical understanding of both the MEI products and their applications (mechanical and firmware)
• Excellent organizational and planning skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; attention to detail and commitment to excellence
Bachelor’s degree in Sales, or Engineering or related field, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Minimum of 3 years in direct sales of industrial products to final integrators, with strong field experience
As a privately held company, MEI offers benefits that reflect our commitment to attracting and retaining great people. This includes:
• Excellent pay
• Competitive health and dental care benefit programs
• Coverage that begins on your first day of work
• One of the most generous retirement and savings plans in the nation
• A very competitive vacation plan
to name just a few of our unique and generous benefits.
If you’re looking for a place where you can take ownership for your work, where the pace is fast, the environment is built around the importance of open communication, and where employees are called “associates” and treated as such, then we want to hear from you.
We value a diverse work environment and encourage qualified individuals to apply, regardless of race, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, gender and age. MEI is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer
Sound Transit - Commuter Rail Mechanical Superintendent
SALARY: $79,626.00 - $99,533.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 02/03/14
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
Under general direction, oversees and coordinates the maintenance and operations of the Sounder system including maintenance strategies and modifications of the equipment, procurement for special projects, signals, and track inspections; responsible for quality assurance/quality control for the Sounder program; ensures adherence to all regulations of the Sounder trains including the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and any other state or local regulations; plans for the future needs for the expansion of the Sounder system including equipment, facility, and overhaul requirements; oversees and ensures contract adherence and requirements for the three major contractors: rail operations, fleet maintenance, and signal maintenance; and provides additional assistance to division/department as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelors Degree in engineering, transportation planning, business administration, or closely related field and five years of railroad project management/supervisory experience that includes contract administration and compliance functions; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
For complete job details and to apply visithttp://www.soundtransit.org/About-Sound-Transit/Jobs.xml
Sound Transit is an equal opportunity employer. We place a high value on, and are committed to, diversity within our organization and leadership.
C_TRAN - Senior Safety & Training Manager
C-TRAN, Clark County, Washington’s public transit agency, is seeking an individual to be responsible for the transit system’s risk, safety, and training functions.
Safety responsibilities include developing short- and long-term strategic safety goals and objectives, evaluating safety programs, and directing the gathering and analysis of related performance and statistical loss data to identify areas of exposure and help prioritize deployment of safety and training resources.
Position is also responsible for the development, coordination, and presentation of training programs to ensure compliance with state and federal safety regulations and training requirements. Position will report to the Executive Director/CEO.
Requires Bachelor’s degree in Safety Management, Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Basic or Applied Science, Environmental Science, or related field and a minimum of five years’ progressively responsible experience in safety and risk management and the development and delivery of training programs.
Three years in a supervisory/managerial capacity required. Certified Safety Professional certification preferred. Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that demonstrates complete competency and knowledge of the principles and practices of safety and risk management and development and delivery of training programs may be considered in lieu of the degree requirement. Excellent communication skills required.
Hiring range is $6,354 to $7,689 month. Top of salary range is $9,023. Excellent benefit package.
Apply on-line at www.c-tran.com
, (job code 14-12). Cover letter and resume required. Position will remain open until filled. C-TRAN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Lone Star Handicap Vans, LLC - DBE Goal
Lone Star Handicap Vans, LLC, a TVM headquartered in Tyler, TX, announces its Federal Fiscal Year 2014 goal for awarding Disadvantaged Business (DBE) contracts of 0.08%, as required by 49 CFR 26.45 and 26.49. The DBE goal, along with a description of how the goal was developed, is available for public view and comment by appointment from 8:00AM to 4PM Monday through Friday, at the Lone Star Handicap Vans Operations office at 12953 Hwy 64 West, Tyler, TX, 75704, for 30 days following the date of this notice.
Comments for informational purposes will be accepted for 45 days following the date of this notice, and should be sent to Lone Star Handicap Vans DBE Liaison Officer at the address above.
Lone Star Handicap Vans, a manufacturer of purpose built, wheelchair accessible vehicles, is actively seeking suppliers who qualify as DBEs and WBEs that can supply quality parts and components at fair market prices. Interested suppliers should contact Lone Star Handicap Vans, LLC at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail at the above address.