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American Public Transportation Association

 Classifieds for November 25, 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.

Table Of Contents

  • Bids/Proposals

    • Midland Area Transportation Study - RFP


      The Midland Area Transportation Study (MATS) is seeking consultant services to conduct Public Transportation Study for Midland County, Michigan. Firms wishing to respond may find the RFP located on the MATS website at

      Deadline for Submittals is Friday, December 18, 2015 by 3PM.

      The purpose of the Transportation Study is to evaluate current transportation services, assess/respond to current community needs by developing improvement strategies, augmenting the overall system and promoting connectivity collaboration while mindful of fiscal constraints.

      All questions concerning the RFP documents shall be requested in writing to, no later than December 9 as specified in the RFP.

    • Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority - RFP

      #2016-06 OPERATIONS SPACE

      Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA) is seeking a qualified firm that will provide AAATA with consultation and advice on operational space at three (3) locations.

      The RFP and all addenda that may develop are accessible at the Michigan Inter-governmental Trade Network (MITN) Bid System which may be found at:

      The MITN Bid System provides online access to Authoritysolicitations posted by AAATA and other agencies that use it to post their requests for bids, proposals and quotes. Users must register with MITN to access the web site. MITN offers two Vendor Registration plans: the Search Only Access plan is free; the Automatic Email Notification plan has an annual fee. For assistance registering, please call MITN’s Vendor Support at 800-835-4603, Mon-Fri, 8 AM-8 PM.

      Interested parties may also obtain a hard copy of the RFP at AAATA Main Offices located at 2700 S. Industrial Hwy., Ann Arbor, Michigan, Mon-Fri, 8 AM-5 PM.

      Bids are due by 10:00 AM Eastern Time, Friday, December 18, 2015. Please direct all questions In WRITING to Michelle Whitlow at

    • Boston Express Bus, Inc. - RFP


      Boston Express Bus, Inc. is seeking proposals to provide the equipment and labor for maintenance work for up to 12 motor coaches including powertrain replacement (engine/transmission conversion from CAT to either Cummins or Detroit Diesel), interior refurbishment to include reupholstering, and/or body work to include repainting and replacement decals. This work shall be completed over the course of three years.

      The proposed scope of work in this RFP is based on federal funding allocated to the NH Department of Transportation (NHDOT) from the US Department of Transportation and is contingent on the availability of this funding.

      The Request for Proposals (RFP) is available on NHDOT’s website at Interested parties should visit the website for additional information.

    • Dallas Area Rapid Transit - Solicitation


      Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has issued or expects to issue these solicitations within the next 30 to 60 days. When issued, solicitations will be posted to the DART website at in the “Procurement” section under the heading, “DART Solicitations Online (Current Procurement Opportunities)”. Issued solicitations will be available from the date of issuance through the closing date identified within the solicitation. DART Vendor Business Center (214) 749-2701.

      Solicitation # P-2012794 Proposal to furnish and install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) on 48 Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) car sets, including NVRs and Wi-Fi connectivity

    • Chatham Area Transit Authority - RFP


      Notice is hereby given that the CHATHAM AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY (CAT) is seeking proposals for the following professional services:

      Chatham Area Transit Authority (CAT) is soliciting proposals from qualified professionals and/or firms to support policy development, planning, research, evaluation, and analysis. Efforts may include but are not limited to: evaluation of transit concepts, research on fare policies, data collection, and economic analysis.
      BProposal Packages are available at 900 E. Gwinnett Street, Savannah, Georgia, 31401 or online at, Fax: 912-629-3960, Email:

      All questions must be submitted in writing by: November 24, 2015 to Patricia Hawkins, Procurement Specialist, Chatham Area Transit Authority, 900 East Gwinnett Street, Savannah, GA 31401. Email:

      Proposal Submittal Deadline: 2:00 p.m., December 8, 2015, CAT Central, 900 E. Gwinnett Street, Savannah, Georgia, 31401

      Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Requirements:
      CAT, in accordance with 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 26, has an obligation to ensure nondiscrimination of DBE’s in all aspects of competition, award and administration of federally funded contracts.
      Notice to all proposers is hereby provided, that in accordance with State and Federal laws, CAT will ensure that disadvantaged business enterprises are afforded full opportunity to submit offers and responses to this solicitation, and to participate in any contract consummated pursuant to this advertisement. Compliance with Federal and State laws on Equal Opportunity will also be asserted in consideration for the award of this contract. No proposer will be discriminated against because of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, or handicapping conditions.

      CAT reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals submitted.

      Chadwick Reese, Executive Director, Chatham Area Transit Authority

    • Lowell Regional Transit Authority - RFP


      The Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) is requesting product and price proposals from qualified firms to PROVIDE AND INSTALL A COMPLETE NEW CAMERA SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM FOR PARATRANSIT VEHICLES. This Camera Surveillance System will serve the LRTA’s Road Runner Paratransit service operations.

      The LRTA invites sealed proposals to be received at the LRTA, Gallagher lntermodal Transportation Center, 145 Thorndike St., 3rd Floor-Administration Office, Lowell, MA 01852. Proposals will be accepted until 11 A.M. on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. 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 Paratransit Facility-Conference Room, 113 Thorndike Street, Lowell, Mass. (Maguire Center) on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 10 A.M. The LRTA invites all interested/potential proposers to attend. The LRTA Road Runner vehicle types 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 (MassDOT). 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. RFP documents and detailed specifications will be available beginning on Friday, November 27, 2015. They may be obtained free of charge at the LRTA office in the Gallagher lntermodal Transportation Center. These documents may also be requested by mail, email or by telephone, by contacting Tom Henderson at (978) 459-0164, x210, or Ms. Paula Good at x206.


    • The Port Authority of NY & NJ - RFB


      Sealed Bids for the following contract(s) will be accepted at the address indicated below until 11:00 AM on the due date indicated and will then be publicly opened and read in the bid room. Send Bids To: The Port Authority of NY & NJ, Attn: BID/RFP CUSTODIAN, Procurement Dept, 4 World Trade Center, 150 Greenwich Street, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10007.

      Bid#: 43773 - 35-Ton Rail Bound Crane and Spare Parts for PATH. These items may be federally funded in whole or in part. Accordingly, Federal requirements will be part of the agreement and will be applicable to the supply of such items. Bid Due Date: 11/20/2015

      The solicitation document is available on-line at Addenda to the Bid, if any, will be posted at this website. Monitor the advertisement on the website to ensure your awareness of any changes. If you have any technical problems accessing the documents online, email us at or call us at (212) 435-4600 for assistance.


  • Help Wanted

    • Regional Transportation District of Denver - System Administrator, ITS


      At the Regional Transportation District of Denver, CO (RTD) our mission is to meet our constituents’ current 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: System Administrator, ITS.

      This position is responsible for planning, installation, monitoring, maintenance and quality assurance of the organization’s Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications, hardware, and functional business processes.

      Please apply no later than Friday, December 4, 2015 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

    • Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority - Service Quality Trainer


      The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) is seeking a highly qualified individual for our Service Quality Trainer position. This position is responsible for developing, updating, and delivering training and program materials for Service Quality (SQ) and other personnel, within APTA guidelines and industry best practices. S/he is responsible for reviewing and recommending changes to rules and standard operating procedures. Applicants must have an Associate’s Degree in Education, Emergency Services Management, Transportation Systems or other related field. Applicant must have three (3) years combined Control Center/Field Experience in a Rail Control Center environment (light and/or heavy). One year of experience in a Rail Control Center environment or in the field can substitute for each year of education. One (1) year of training experience is preferred.

      To learn more details and apply, visit our website:

    • Minnesota Valley Transportation Authority - Executive Director


      KL2 Connects LLC has been retained by The Minnesota Valley Transportation Authority (MVTA) to recruit an Executive Director who will lead an organization of approximately 130 buses with a $28 million operating budget, moving nearly three million riders each year. The MVTA is a joint powers agency that provides transit services within the cities of Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Rosemount, Prior Lake, Savage, and Shakopee and commute services to/from downtown Minneapolis/St. Paul. MVTA contracts with a local transit operations/maintenance service provider (non-union) to provide both the local and commute service including operations of the Metro Transit Red Line BRT service. The nine-member Board of Directors is made up of elected officials appointed to the Board from the member cities and their two counties and the MVTA has a direct staff of 14 employees who oversee contract operations, transit facility development and operation, marketing, finance, grants, and governmental relations. This position encompasses a wide range of responsibilities with particular emphasis on regional relationship management with the Metropolitan Council, Metro Transit, and the other suburban transit systems. Vital to the success in this position is an ability to work closely with the Board of Directors to provide strong, strategic regional leadership on behalf of the MVTA. Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s (public administration, urban planning, business management, or a related area – Master’s preferred) and a minimum of eight years of relevant experience (including five years of progressive management in transit). This is an excellent career opportunity in a vibrant region of the country. MVTA offers qualified candidates an attractive starting salary, a relocation allowance, an excellent benefit package, a rewarding professional environment, and equal opportunity. To be considered, email a cover letter and resume to Celia Kupersmith, Principal, KL2 Connects LLC, at

    • City of Modesto - Transit Manager


      The City of Modesto is conducting a national search for an experienced, service-oriented, and innovative transit professional to serve as the City’s Transit Manager. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated transit management experience as well as knowledge of state and federal laws related to municipal transit systems. The Transit Manager will focus on operational and administrative responsibilities in order for the City’s Transit Division to provide transit services that are safe, reliable, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective to more than 3.7 million passengers a year. The Transit Manager reports to the Director of Public Works and is responsible for an operational budget of more than $10 million and a CIP budget of over $3 million. This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study and 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in the management and operation of a transit system. The annual salary range for this position is $90,932 - $110,580. Excellent benefits, including a deferred compensation contribution, are also provided. Interested candidates are asked to apply before January 4, 2016. To be considered, candidates must submit a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, salary history, and 6 professional references via email to If you have questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please call Robert Burg or Teddi Anderson at (916) 630-4900. Confidential inquiries are welcomed. Detailed brochure available at

    • Stadler - Commissioning and Warranty Office


      Stadler Rail Group is a system supplier for customer-specific rail vehicles with manufacturing and service locations in Switzerland and around the world. We are a leading manufacturer of regional and suburban trains, trams and rack-and-pinion rail vehicles and systems. Stadler has multiple contracts to delivering passenger rail vehicles to customers in the United States and Canada.

      Stadler will be delivering eight (8) GTW passenger rail vehicles to the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) for the new eBART service. Stadler is opening a commissioning and warranty office that will service the new trains in Antioch, CA, and has the need for a Site manager / field engineer in Commissioning Duties
      • Primary customer contact regarding warranty and operation issues.
      • Commissioning, troubleshooting, repair and modifying of the vehicles.
      • Planning, controlling and supervision of onsite activities.
      • Working supervisor of additional (1-4) employees onsite.
      • Assist project management to fulfill contractual obligations.
      • Report writing, including: weekly performance report, RAMS reporting, etc.
      • Customer training.
      • Travel within US (approx. 10%), International (several months initial training in Switzerland).
      • Managing of spare parts and tool inventory.
      • Budget and cost responsibility.
      • All other duties as assigned.
      • Bachelor’s degree (or similar international technical degree) in engineering (electrical preferred).
      • Preferably previous experience in assembly, commissioning and testing of railcars or equivalent complex machinery.
      • Experience in troubleshooting complex electrical, electronic and mechanical systems.
      • Skilled in using modern control- and power systems, vehicle- and brake controls including diagnostic and maintenance software.
      • Highly reliable, great learning skills, management skills and ability to lead cross functional teams.
      • Ability to work and coordinate in a small group, but also to work independently.
      • Outstanding communication skills.
      • Languages: Fluent in English and German (preferred).
      What we offer
      We offer an interesting and challenging position in an international, success oriented company with national and international career opportunities. Extensive training, competitive salary, vacation time, 401K program are some of the benefits you will get.
      Hire date: January 2016
      Please provide a cover letter and resume (C.V.) to

    • MTA/RTA Nashville - Chief Development Officer


      Reporting directly to the CEO, the Chief Development Officer (CDO), in conjunction with the MTA/RTA senior leadership team, staff, and the Board of Directors, will be responsible for establishing and executing both long and short-term strategic visions, plans, goals and objectives for the Authority.

      With an operating budget of $85 million a year, the MTA/RTA provides 35,000 rides a day with a fleet of 166 buses,103 paratransit vehicles, 9 contracted express bus routes and the Music City Star Regional Commuter Railroad in Tennessee’s exciting and dynamic Capital City metro area. The 1.7-million-person region is rapidly expanding and is projected to top 3 million over the next 25 years.
      Candidates must possess exceptional vision, in addition to analytical, managerial, interpersonal, and communication skills, employing them in overseeing the Planning, Marketing, Public Information, Customer Care, Community & Legislative Relations, Grants Management, and Project Development/Management departments.

      In that regard, the CDO will not only be key to developing the Authority’s strategic vision, but its analytical capabilities, planning functions, capital investment plans and external relationships. He/she will stay abreast of, and advise the CEO, Board and other stakeholders, about emerging industry trends and best practices to maximize efficiency and customer service to maintain the Authority’s position as a national public transportation leader.

      The MTA/RTA offers competitive benefits/salary. For a complete job description: Submit resume and cover letter in confidence to Christopher Boylan at Harris Rand Lusk Executive Search:

    • Jacksonville Transportation Authority - Sr. Manager, Service Dwelivery-Fixed Route and Manager of Skyway


      The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is seeking highly qualified professionals to fill the position of Sr. Manager, Service Delivery-Fixed Route and Manager of Skyway.

      The Senior Manager, Service Delivery-Fixed Route position provides oversight of the daily operation of the fixed route service, including both administrative and operational activities, with emphasis on the effective on-street delivery of service and collective bargaining management. The position requires thorough familiarity with fixed route transit operations practices and procedures.

      The Manager of Skyway provides technical and administrative functions required to maintain the day-to-day operations of JTA’s automated people mover. The position requires experience in transit with an emphasis on rail and automated systems. The position requires thorough familiarity with transit operations practices and procedures.

      Minimum qualifications for both positions include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of five years’ experience in the public transportation industry, including progressively responsible managerial experience. Degree requirement can be met through any combination of related college level coursework and additional years of experience. Candidates must submit a compelling cover letter, comprehensive resume, and professional references via the JTA website at no later than December 30, 2015.

    • METROLINK - Operations Compliance Officer

      $83,931.00 - $131,134.00 Annually

      METROLINK is seeking an Operations Compliance Officer who will be responsible for quality assurance measures necessary to monitor, review and analyze the performance of the operating services contractor to ensure a safe, timely and customer driven commuter service. Requires HS/GED, five years of experience in railroad operations and in-depth knowledge of 49 CFR Part 240 and 242. For additional information and to apply, visit immediately. EEO/ADA

    • City and County of San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency - Manager IV

      RECRUITMENT PEX-9174-066416
      SALARY: $$110,188.00-$140,608.00 ANNUALLY

      Position Description:
      Under general administrative direction, the Transit Master Scheduler and Run Cutter will play a critical role in implementing Muni Forward service changes as well as overseeing the day to day assessment and implementation of scheduling modifications to improve the overall reliability, efficiency and on-time performance for all Muni services, by maximizing schedule efficiencies and savings through sound and efficient scheduling. The selected candidate will use the customized transportation scheduling and run cutting software/application, Trapeze, for the purpose of developing and producing transit routes schedules; develop run cutting by applying employee labor contracts, and by determining the correct fleet and workforce utilization.
      To view the full job posting in detail and apply online, please go to the following link:

    • SANDAG - Active Transportation Planner


      The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is the San Diego region’s primary public planning, transportation, and research agency, providing the public forum for regional policy decisions about growth, transportation planning and construction, environmental management, housing, open space, energy, public safety, and binational topics.

      The Active Transportation Planner will work with a broad cross-section of disciplines within SANDAG including engineering and construction teams, communications, and transportation demand management (TDM) to coordinate projects, programs, and studies related to the development and implementation of active transportation projects identified in the Bike EAP and San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan.

      The minimum education, training, and experience qualifications include a bachelor’s degree with major course work in urban, regional, or transportation planning, geography, public/business administration, or a related field, and at least three years of progressive career development in transportation planning, preferably with an emphasis in non-motorized or active transportation. An advanced degree is desirable.

      The employment application can be downloaded in PDF format from the SANDAG website at Alternatively, a copy can be requested by calling (619) 699-1900 or emailing  

      Applications for the Active Transportation Planner position will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2015.

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