APTA has supported the transportation community through research, advocacy, and communications. In addition, a variety of other support services are needed for APTA to carry out its mission. We are strongly committed to diversity, recognizing that our success depends on bringing together partners with a wide range of perspectives, skills and experiences to find the most innovative, and cost effective solutions. Our current list of available Request for Proposals are below. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the point of contact listed.​​​​​​

APTA RFP: Transit Operator CDL Requirements

APTA seeks a contractor to research and draft a report that will assess the impact of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) “under-the-hood” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) requirement on public transit agencies’ ability to hire bus operators. The contractor will also identify any other FMCSA CDL requirements that directly impact transit agencies’ ability to hire bus operators.

Proposals due: June 7, 2024 no later than 11:59 pm EST

Contact: Matt Dickens, Senior Director, Policy Development and Research, APTA; and Stacie Tiongson, Senior Director – Government Affairs, APTA

APTA RFP: FTA Spare Ratio Impacts

APTA is seeking proposal submissions for research that will assess the impact of the Federal Transit Administration’s spare ratio policy on public transit agencies’ ability to transition to zero-emission buses.

Proposals due: June 7, 2024 no later than 11:59 pm EST

Contact: Matt Dickens, Senior Director, Policy Development and Research, APTA; and Stacie Tiongson, Senior Director – Government Affairs, APTA

APTA RFP: Tax Credits Toolkit and Workshop

APTA is seeking a qualified contractor to research, draft a report and toolkit, and conduct a workshop on how public transit agencies and other APTA members can access tax credits, including tax credits provided by the Inflation Reduction Act.

Proposals due: June 7, 2024 no later than 11:59 pm EST

Contact: Matt Dickens, Senior Director, Policy Development and Research; and Ward McCarragher, Vice President – Government Affairs, APTA

APTA RFP: PRESS Inspection and Maintenance Working Group Assistance

The purpose of this RFP is to organize additional support for the Passenger Rail Equipment Safety Standards (PRESS) Inspection and Maintenance Working Group. It is estimated between 5 and 6 documents will be reviewed and updated within the scope of this contract.

Proposals due: June 10, 2024 no later than 5:00 pm EST

Contact: Nathan Leventon, Senior Program Manager, Standards, APTA

APTA RFP: Rail Transit Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Working Group Assistance

The purpose of this RFP is to organize additional support for the Rail Transit Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Working Group. It is estimated between 7 and 8 documents will be reviewed and updated within the scope of this contract.

Proposals due: June 10, 2024 no later than 5:00 pm EST

Contact: Bryan Sooter, Director – Standards, APTA

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