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American Public Transportation Association

 Classifieds for January 11, 2019

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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Table Of Contents


  • Bids/Proposals

    • Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority - RFP

      REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
      DEMOLITION

      The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority d/b/a The COMET (referred to as either The COMET or the Authority) will accept bids from qualified firms with experience in providing the item(s) listed in the specifications list.
      The COMET is seeking a qualified firm to demolish two buildings. All work must be complete within 160 days of the contract award date.
      A pre-bid meeting will be held at 11:00 a.m. on January 17, 2019.

      All bids must be submitted by 3:00 P.M., February 6, 2019. Please reference the IFB document(s) for submission requirements. The COMET encourages the use of recycled paper, and where practicable, printed on both sides, for all submittals.
      All bid responses should be mailed or delivered to:
      The COMET Administrative Offices
      ATTN: Virginia Goodson—Procurement Officer
      3613 Lucius Rd.
      Columbia, SC 29201

      For a copy of the IFB, please contact Ms. Virginia Goodson, Procurement Officer, at virginia.goodson@catchTheCOMET.org. A copy of the IFB is also posted on The COMET website. Please include your name, contact information (e-mail and mailing addresses, telephone number), including how you want to receive a copy of the IFB, and the name of the organization you are representing.

    • Yolo County Transportation District - RFP

      ​NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
      RFP 2019-01: 2019 COMPREHENSIVE
      OPERATIONAL ANALYSIS FOR YCTD

      The Yolo County Transportation District (YCTD) is soliciting proposals from qualified firms or agencies to complete a to complete a Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) of the District’s public transit services, funding, and administration policies and practices.
      Please note this opportunity is the second issuance of the RFP for the COA. In order to ensure the greatest level of participation and to attract additional proposals, the estimated budget amount available for this project has been increased from $150,000 to $180,000, some Scope of Work modifications were made, and the proposal deadline is now set for 4:00 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019.

      Firms/Agencies wishing to receive the Requests for Proposals (RFP) may access the requisite files and forms at http://yolobus.com/news/requestfor
      proposals.php or may request them by calling (530) 402-2826, emailing a request to jperez@yctd.org, or writing to YCTD, 350 Industrial Way, Woodland, CA 95776, Attention Jose Perez.

      A non-mandatory pre-proposal conference is scheduled for Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the YCTD Board Room, located at 350 Industrial Way, Woodland, CA 95776. Questions are due in writing by Friday, January 11, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. Responses to written questions and applicable attachments will be posted online on or around January 18, 2019.

      Proposers must comply with all related federal requirements established by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Must comply with EEO, Affirmative Action, and DBE regulations.

    • Regional Transit Authority of New Orleans - RFP

      PUBLIC NOTICE
      REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY
      OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE
      SERVICES
      REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
      (RFP) #2019-005

      Project Description: The Regional Transit Authority of New Orleans has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit competitive sealed proposals from qualified proposers for the provision of performance-based transit Operations and Maintenance (O&M) services with regard to the public transit system of New Orleans. The Regional Transit Authority of New Orleans (RTA) is seeking to engage a qualified Contractor, or a joint venture of qualified Contractors, to provide the day-to-day O&M services across four transit modes, including buses, streetcars, ferries, and paratransit.

      The RTA is launching an international tender to select a contract operator with a proven record of accomplishment, expertise and experience in transportation operations, implementation of planning policy, and strategic deployment of resources, as well as a creative sense for how to improve service and grow ridership. The selected proposer will be responsible for the provision of public transit in New Orleans and surrounding communities.

      How to obtain a copy of the RFP: All information relative to this RFP can be found online at www.driveRTAforward.com. The RFP can also be obtained at Regional Transit Authority’s website at http://www.norta.com.

      A non-mandatory Pre-Proposal Conference will be held on January 14, 2019 at 2:00 PM CST at RTA Headquarters; 2817 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119 the RTA recommends attendance to obtain any further clarification or updated status of the procurement. Following the conclusion of the Pre-Proposal Conference, and upon execution of a required non-disclosure agreement, Prospective Proposers will be given the opportunity to have a private viewing of the RTA System Safety Program Plan/RTA Safety Plan.

      The following day, on January 15, 2019 from 8:00 AM CST to 6:00 PM CST, Prospective Proposers will be offered a Facility Tour including the Main Office, as well as Bus, Streetcar, and Ferry facilities. Prospective Proposers should arrive at RTA Headquarters, 2817 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119 prior to the 8:00 AM start.

      A dedicated website with procurement documents has been established at www.driveRTAforward.com. Prospective proposers are encouraged to email driveRTAforward@norta.com to be added to a mailing list to receive notifications of updates.

      All questions or requests for clarifications must be submitted by email only to driveRTAforward@norta.com no later than January 21, 2019 at 4:00 P.M. CST. The RTA will not respond to questions or request for clarifications after this date.

      For the purposes of communication distribution, prospective proposers are encouraged to complete and forward the form from Appendix 7, describing their intent to propose, by February 7, 2019.

      Responding to RFP: All submittals must be received by the RTA no later than 4:45 p.m. CDT, on Friday, March 15, 2019. Proposals will be received at the office of the RTA at the above address and time-stamped upon receipt. Proposals timed-stamped 4:46 p.m. or later will be considered late and will not be considered for award. Each proposal shall be in the form specified in the Submittal Requirements sections of the Request for Proposals and shall be in a sealed package with the name of the Proposer, the date scheduled as the proposal receipt deadline, and the title of the Request for Proposals marked on the outside of the package. They shall include one (1) original signed in ink by a duly authorized officer of the proposer and five (5) copies and shall be submitted to the Regional Transit Authority’s Office of Ms. Deslie Isidore at the RTA’s address specified above. All proposals must also be accompanied by a USB drive containing the proposal response as provided in the paper submittal and be in a PDF format.

      RTA in accordance with 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 26, has an obligation to ensure nondiscrimination of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and to comply with all federal, state and local regulations relative to utilization of DBEs on publicly funded projects. The RTA is committed to utilization of DBEs on all federally funded projects toward attainment of the agency’s established overall goal of 31%. The RTA has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal of 31.4% for this project.

      Notice to all offerors is hereby provided that in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws the RTA will ensure that DBEs are afforded full opportunity to submit offers and responses to this solicitation and to participate in any contract consummated pursuant to this advertisement. Additionally, no offeror will be discriminated against on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity or disability. As such, award of the contract will be conditioned on meeting the requirements of the federal, state and local laws for Equal Opportunity including compliance with the policies of DBE Program.

      The RTA reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals submitted.
      DESLIE ISIDORE
      CONTRACTING OFFICER
      REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY


    • Ohio Department of Transportation - RFP

      REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:
      VAR-STW TRANSIT SUPPORT SERVICES
      PROFESSIONAL/CONSULTING SERVICES

      The Ohio Department of Transportation is requesting Letters of Interest from qualified individuals or firms to provide technical assistance services to the Office of Transit and its subrecipients under the Ohio Technical Assistance Program (OTAP). Through OTAP, the Office of Transit supplements staff work with consultants who possess experience and knowledge in public transportation subjects, programs, and related fields. Procurement details and instructions for submitting an electronic Letter of Interest are available on the Office of Transit website, under Announcements: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/divisions/Planning/transit/Pages/default.aspx

      Deadline for submission is January 28, 2019. Please contact Dave Seech at (614) 644-7362 or dave.seech@dot.ohio.gov for questions.


    • Ohio Department of Transportation - RFP

      REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: VAR-STW SAFETY OVERSIGHT (RAIL TRANSIT)
      PROFESSIONAL/CONSULTING SERVICES

      The Ohio Department of Transportation is requesting Letters of Interest from qualified firms to provide Rail Transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) technical assistance services to the Office of Transit. The SSO Program oversees two rail transit agencies in Ohio and ensures compliance with FTA safety regulations. Procurement details and instructions for submitting an electronic Letter of Interest are available on the Office of Transit website, under Announcements: http://www.dot.state.oh.us/divisions/Planning/transit/Pages/default.aspx
      Deadline for submission is January 28, 2019. Please contact Jessyca Hayes at (614) 644-0300 or jessyca.hayes@dot.ohio.gov for questions.


    • Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority - RFP

      ARMORED TRUCK SERVICES

      The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority d/b/a The COMET (referred to as either The COMET or the Authority) will accept proposals from qualified persons or firms to perform armored truck duties as specified in this RFP. The contract resulting from this RFP shall be known as the “Armored Truck Services” contract.

      All proposals must be submitted by February 26, 2019. Please reference the RFP document(s) for submission requirements. The COMET encourages the use of recycled paper, and where practicable, printed on both sides, for all submittals.
      There will be a nonmandatory pre-proposal conference at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2019.

      All proposal responses should be mailed or delivered to:
      The COMET Administrative Offices
      ATTN: Virginia Goodson—Procurement Officer
      3613 Lucius Rd.
      Columbia, SC 29201

      For a copy of the RFP, please contact Ms. Virginia Goodson, Procurement Officer, at virginia.goodson@catchTheCOMET.org. A copy of the RFP is also posted on The COMET website. Please include your name, contact information (e-mail and mailing addresses, telephone number), including how you want to receive a copy of the RFP, and the name of the organization you are representing.


  • For Sale

    • AMTRAN - Used Buses

      AUCTION

      AMTRAN (Altoona, PA) is auctioning off 10 heavy-duty 30’ and 35’ Gillig buses through PublicSurplus.com between January 15-31, 2019. Buses are model years 2000, 2005, and 2006. Details on each bus will be included on the auction site. Questions can be submitted to GaryWilliams@amtran.org. No phone calls please. Buses are sold “AS IS, WHERE IS.” No warranty on the buses, parts or tires. The purchaser is responsible for all taxes, title transfer and removal fees. Buses must be removed within thirty (30) business days after receipt of payment. Buses can be viewed at 3301 5th Ave., Altoona, PA, 16602.


  • Help Wanted

    • Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority - Chief of Staff

      The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) is seeking a Chief of Staff to assist in executing Metro’s mission to provide a world-class transportation system that enhances quality of life for all who live, work and play within LA County. The Chief of Staff will provide direct assistance to the Chief Executive Officer on comprehensive planning and administering of Metro’s functions. The ideal candidate will bring a broad level of knowledge and experience with the public transportation industry and/or within the provision of public services in a large agency. This individual will be responsible for developing and maintaining positive working relationships with agency employees and with our community stakeholders.

      To learn more about the job and the agency please Click Here

      If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Blancosanchezs@Metro.net

      The final filing date is Friday, February 8, 2019.


    • Dallas Area Rapid Transit - AVP OPerations Administration

      Please apply online at https://www.dart.org/hr/humanresources.asp?zeon=all

      Salary will be based on education and experience

      Under the direction of the Executive Vice President/Chief Operations Officer, the person in this position will supervise several units within the COO’s office that will include: budgeting, 5 Star Service Program, technology and other administrative responsibilities.

      This administrator will work to ensure the implementation of current and new initiatives, drive the 5 Star Service Program forward, establish a communication plan, oversee budget targets, review annual business plans, conduct special studies and investigations, and monitor agency and department goals. In addition, they will lead the department’s service delivery performance and coordinate core business corporate alignment for improvements, assist in the development of solutions to complex problems, prepare Board Agenda reports, respond to correspondence, write reports, and coordinate operating and capital budget reviews.


    • Denver Transit Operators - Traction Power Technicians

      Denver Transit Operators (DTO) is a privately held company that has a 26-year contract with Regional Transportation District (RTD) to operate and maintain the new commuter rail system within the Greater Denver Metro area. We currently have opportunities to hire Traction Power Technicians and are seeking committed individuals who have experience working with 440V currency or higher.

      This is a full-time position and with a starting hourly rate of $26.39. Higher wages are commensurate with years of experience. This position is a union-represented position and candidates must join the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen union as a condition of employment.
      DTO provides competitive health benefits, a 401k plan, holiday and vacation time off and an RTD transportation pass. Interested applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, a valid Colorado driver’s license and have at least 2 years of journeyman level experience in the installation, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of electrical and electronic equipment.

      Other qualifications include:
      * Must be able to work scheduled overtime and be available for non-scheduled emergency call outs outside of assigned work hours * Must pass a pre-employment physical examination
      * Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and successfully pass a pre-employment background check
      * Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and be willing to comply with the DTO Drug and Alcohol Policy

      If you are an individual who can work in teams, knows how to communicate with a diverse workforce and is adaptable in working with a startup and growing organization, then please apply at http://denvertransitoperators.com/jobs-and-bids/job-opportunities/
      DTO is an equal opportunity employer.


    • Dallas Area Rapid Transit - Bus Mechanic-ED

      Beginning Pay*: $26.92 hourly
      Section*: ED - Bus Services
      Job Code: 5401
      Division*: East Dallas Maintenance
      FLSA/EEO: Non-exempt/Skilled Craft
      Department*: Bus Operations- Mechanics

      General Summary:
      Performs assigned work relative to maintenance, repair, and inspection of motor vehicles for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s (DART) Fleet Services Division.

      Please apply online at https://www.dart.org/hr/humanresources.asp?zeon=all


    • Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association - Executive Director

      The Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association, a non-profit professional trade association dedicated to supporting public transportation in Pennsylvania, is looking to hire its next Executive Director.
      The Executive Director is primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations of the association, and will work closely with the PPTA Board of Directors to implement the strategic direction and goals of the association.
      Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
      • Working with PPTA Board of Directors to fulfill the mission of the association.
      • Planning multiple conferences annually, with estimated attendance of 500+ attendees.
      • Managing and directing the PennTrain Program.
      • Managing finances of PPTA, including submission of proposed annual budget and operating within the approved budget.
      • Overseeing and implementing appropriate resources to ensure effective operations of the association, including supervision of one staff member.
      • Ensuring effective communication with current and prospective members, the Board of Directors, state agencies, and related associations.
      • Assisting in the development of legislative agendas for the association.
      Desired qualifications include:
      • Bachelor’s Degree
      • Five years of executive-level management experience
      • Public transportation knowledge
      • Event planning experience

      This is a full-time position that will preferably be based out of the PPTA Headquarters in Harrisburg, PA. Travel throughout Pennsylvania, and occasionally out of state, is required. Additional information concerning the organization can be found at www.PPTA.net. Interested candidates may submit their resumes and salary history in confidence in an email only to pptaresume@gmail.com.

      Equal Opportunity Employer


    • The Rapid - Third Shift Fleet Maintenance Supervisor

      This position supervises, trains, and coordinates the work assignments of employees in the maintenance department. The supervisor inspects completed work and road tests vehicles to ensure quality of work performed. For a complete profile and to apply online visit www.ridetherapid.org/jobs. For questions call 616-456-7514. The Rapid is an EEO Employer – minorities and women encouraged to apply.


    • The Rapid - Special Services Manager

      This position administers and directs The Rapid’s special service programs including GO! Bus, Ridelink, and Pass, as well as Rapid staff and contract service providers. For a complete profile and to apply online, visit www.ridetherapid.org/jobs. For questions call 616-456-7514. The Rapid is an EEO Employer – minorities and women encouraged to apply.


    • Boulder County, Colorado - Transportation Director

      ​Annual salary: $130,000 to $180,000 DOQ
      Application deadline: 01/30/2019

      A bachelor’s degree and at least five years of progressively responsible management experience in municipal government operations is expected (including oversight of a variety of transportation-related areas such as transportation planning and engineering - including transit, bike and pedestrian mobility, waterway and floodplain management, road construction and maintenance, and/or fleet management with at least four years of experience in fiscal management and supervision of a large, diverse staff). A master’s degree and nine or more years of experience is preferred.

      To apply, please provide a cover letter, current salary and resume (showing size of staff, budgets managed and years and months of current and prior employment dates), and six work-related references. Please submit your materials to https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=416
      Gloria Timmons, CPS HR Consulting
      Tel: 916 471-3461

      Online brochure: www.cpshr.us/search
      Boulder County website: www.bouldercounty.org

      EOE


    • Denver Transit Operators - Transportation Manager

      Denver Transit Operators (DTO) is a privately held company that has a 26-year contract with the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD) to operate and maintain the new commuter rail system within the Greater Denver Metro area. We currently have an opportunity to hire a skilled and experienced Transportation Manager and are seeking a committed individual with demonstrated leadership ability to manage the daily operations of the commuter train service in accordance with the operating plan, published schedules, safety and service standards, and FRA regulations.

      As the Transportation Manager, some of your duties will be to:
      * Direct supervisors and staff on operational and administrative activities by identifying and recommending measures to improve processes, performance, safety and training
      * Oversee administration of programs such as DTO’s Operational Efficiency Testing Program, Critical Incident Stress Plan and other FRA requirements
      Minimum Qualifications:
      * Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Transportation, Engineering, Business or other related field OR an equivalent combination of education and work experience may be substituted on a year for year basis
      * Minimum of 10 years of experience in railroad operations and experience working with the FRA required; Commuter rail experience preferred
      * Five (5) or more years of progressive leadership experience working in the transit or railroad industry
      * Ability to obtain train certification within 12 months and maintain certification as requirement for the position
      * Must be available 24 hours/7 days a week to respond to emergencies with the ability to work alternate shifts and days as required
      * Must possess a valid driver’s license
      * Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and successfully pass a pre-employment background check, physical, drug and alcohol screening and be willing to comply with the DTO Drug and Alcohol Policy

      If you are an individual who loves a fast paced environment, is motivated to work in a startup and growing organization, then please apply at http://denvertransitoperators.com/jobs-and-bids/job-opportunities/
      Only applicants who are authorized to work in the US will be considered for this position. DTO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    • Town of Jackson - Transit Supervisor

      Full time/full benefits
      Salary $40,333 - $58,438 annually DOQ

      Primary duties include supervision and coordination of drivers, driver training, accident investigations, routing decisions, customer service issues, administering safety programs, counseling and investigation of driver related issues, scheduling drivers, administrative duties, and driving buses. Ideal candidate will have strong computer and administrative skills and possess the ability to work effectively, positively, and professionally with drivers, administration, and the general public. Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to: High School graduation or equivalent, a valid Class B CDL or ability to obtain within 30 days, PASS certification, 1 year driving experience carrying passengers, and 6 months clerical/office experience. FTA mandated drug and alcohol testing. Full benefits offered by the Town of Jackson including health, vision and dental insurance, retirement, and Paid Time Off (PTO) which covers holidays, vacation and sick leave.
      Employee rental housing available.

      A Town of Jackson application MUST be filled out. Apply online here: www.jacksonwy.gov/Jobs

      Application deadline: Friday, January 18, 2019, 5:00 PM

      Equal Opportunity/Drug Free employer


    • TriMet - Assistant Manager, Bus Operations

      ​Description:
      Assist in managing the daily operation of a transportation bus garage, ensuring the successful implementation of strategies that produce cost effective and high-quality service. Responsible for leading bus operators to fulfill agency expectations to ensure optimum service delivery, customer service, safety and security. Ensure a commitment to safety through effective leadership, role modeling and implementing practices that demonstrate safety is a fundamental value and a priority in all aspects of work. Perform related duties as required

      Essential Functions:
      1. Maintain Bus Operator competency. Supplement initial operator training through regular reinforcement of expectations, supplying regular refresher courses, additional training and/or re-instruction as needed. Actively support safety and security practices through rigorous curriculum and regular reinforcement of safety standards by ensuring employees are held to departmental safety and security standards. 2. Assist with incident response, troubleshooting and reporting system deficiencies to resolution. 3. Responsible for the recruitment and managing the performance of one or more of the following: Fare Inspectors, Field Operations Supervisors, Bus Dispatchers and Rail Controllers, Rail Operators, and/or Bus Operators. 4. Responsible for the effective management of employee and labor relations issues for one or more of the following: Fare Inspectors, Field Operations Supervisors, Bus Dispatchers and Rail Controllers, Rail Operators, and/or Bus Operators, including investigation, documentation and administering disciplinary action as required. 5. Develop a work environment that is inclusive, respectful and in full partnership with members and officers of the ATU. Ensure consistent application of policies, procedures and labor agreement throughout the workforce. Develop and maintain a productive, principle-based, and creative problem-solving approach to employee and labor relations’ issues. 6. Establish, evaluate and ensure sustained excellence in operational performance through clearly defined objectives and measurements, regular monitoring of performance indicators, and continuous involvement of transportation workforce.

      Position Requirements:
      Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Transportation/Logistics, Transportation/Urban Planning or a related discipline. A minimum of eight (8) years total credited experience. Experience in a transportation, transit, or service related industry which must include three years in a supervisory role in one of the following area: Control Center, Field Operations, and/or Transportation. Intermediate skills with Word, Excel, Outlook, database applications, and other software applications. Must possess valid Class C drivers’ license and be able to obtain a Class B Commercial Drivers License, with passenger endorsement and without airbrake restriction.To apply, go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/trimet/jobs/2303480/assistant-manager-bus-operations-transportation?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs


    • Denver Transit Operators - Signal Maintenance Supervisor

      Denver Transit Operators (DTO) is a privately held company that has a 26-year contract with the Regional Transportation District (RTD) to operate and maintain the new commuter rail system within the Greater Denver Metro area. We currently have opportunities to hire a Signal Maintenance Supervisor to work our second shift. The Signal Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the maintenance, testing and repair of the commuter rail train control and signal system in accordance with state regulations and FRA regulations. Directs and organizes daily work crew activities to assure safe and reliable operation of the commuter rail system.

      DTO provides competitive health benefits, a 401k plan, holiday and vacation time off and RTD transportation pass. Interested applicants must have a high school diploma or GED; Associates degree in electrical, electronic or other job related field highly preferred. A valid Colorado driver’s license and at least 3 years experience in electrical, railroad signaling and train control inspection or maintenance and repair required, and 2 years or more experience in a leadership position working in a maintenance and repair environment required.

      Other qualifications include:
      * Must be able to work nights, weekends or holidays
      * Must be eligible to work in the U.S. and successfully pass a pre-employment background check
      * Must pass a pre-employment physical, drug and alcohol screening and be willing to comply with the FRA and DTO Drug and Alcohol Policy

      If you are an individual who can work in teams, knows how to communicate with a diverse workforce and is adaptable in working with a startup and growing organization, then please apply at http://denvertransitoperators.com/jobs-and-bids/job-opportunities/
      DTO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    • Long Beach Transit - Regulatory Compliance and Civil Rights Officer

      ​DEPARTMENT: General Management
      REPORTS TO: Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO)
      FLSA STATUS: Exempt
      WAGE BAND: I

      JOB SUMMARY: The Regulatory Compliance and Civil Rights Officer (RCCRO) delivers and administers programs to ensure regulatory compliance at the state and federal levels for Long Beach Transit (LBT). The RCCRO provides guidance and direction to LBT’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and staff on regulatory guidelines, organizational compliance and Civil Rights programs including, but not limited to, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Title VI programs. This position requires the ability to work independently, to have knowledge of and be able to interpret applicable state and federal laws and regulations, and to implement programs that address the necessary laws and regulations to support LBT’s mission.

      ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
      • Administers compliance with state and federal regulatory guidelines.
      • Coordinates with departments on applicable state and federal requirements for reviews and audits.
      • Develops audit and review mitigation and corrective action plans and assists with departmental staff responses.
      • Develops and monitors programs to ensure compliance with statutes and regulations in conformance with transportation industry standards, as well as state and federal laws.
      • Collaborates with appropriate staff on projects/programs to ensure compliance adherence
      • Develops and implements processes for interpreting state and federal regulations for LBT’s programs and projects.
      • Directs LBT’s Civil Rights Programs (i.e., DBE, EEO, ADA and Title VI) ensuring compliance with federal/state regulations, policies, and guidelines.
      • Ensures that LBT meets the DBE obligations for all procurements and the following FTA reporting requirements.
      • Provides guidance and consults with the CEO and the ELT on the interpretation and implementation of the DBE Federal Program and annual goals.
      • Collaborates and oversees small business participation in the procurement/solicitation process by reviewing statements/scopes of work, specifications, solicitations and contract terms and conditions for compliance with FTA requirements for small/disadvantaged business participation.
      • Implements and manages DBE outreach program to maximize participation in LBT procurement solicitations.
      • Manages activities associated with LBT’s programs to ensure that no person, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, is excluded from participating in, or denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination under any program, or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
      • Ensures that federally supported transit services and related benefits are distributed in an equitable manner and that LBT meets Title VI and Environmental Justice requirements.
      • Collects and analyzes racial and ethnic data to demonstrate the extent to which members of minority groups are beneficiaries of LBT programs receiving federal financial assistance.
      • Monitors, investigates and resolves complaints of harassment, ADA discrimination or any alleged discrimination that a person, or persons were denied the benefits of, excluded from participation in, or subject to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, or national origin under any of LBT’s programs or activities.
      • Coordinates with Human Resources department staff, and other departments/staff, to ensure LBT meets the EEO obligations.
      • Supports recruitment, retention, and promotion opportunities are provided in an equitable manner for all individuals and groups.
      • Develops and/or recommends changes to LBT’s EEO policy, program, and communication procedures to promote workforce diversity.
      • Compiles data on compliance, Civil Rights programs and projects.
      • Produces and maintains monthly, quarterly, and annual performance reports on the compiled data.
      • Assists in analyzing service policies and procedures; makes recommendations to ensure compliance.
      • Works safely and takes action to correct and/or report unsafe conditions or actions to the Safety Officer.
      • Other duties as assigned

      QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to implement LBT’s DBE, Title VI, EEO and ADA programs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with relevant coursework in public administration, business administration, or related field, is required. A minimum of five years of related experience is required; a master’s degree is preferable. Applicable coursework and/or training in federal civil rights laws and regulations are desired. Prior transportation experience is strongly desirable. A combination of experience/skills and education to fulfill the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position may be considered. A valid CA Class C license and a good driving record are required. This job description is not intended to be a complete listing of all the job duties required of this position, but to provide information on the general scope of the position.


    • Sound Transit - Deputy Executive Director Positions

      SOUND TRANSIT (SEATTLE, WA)

      How would you like to work for a progressive, well-funded multi-modal transit agency in the beautiful U.S. Northwest? KL2 Connects LLC has been retained to fill three senior positions that have emerged through a reorganization addressing Sound Transit’s rapid expansion. Named by Kiplinger’s as one of the 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade, Seattle is an exciting place to live. The city and surrounding region are home to spectacular natural resources; a diverse and engaged population, and a wealth of cultural, educational, arts, entertainment, sports, and other amenities. Sound Transit’s commuter rail, light rail, and bus network is rapidly expanding as voters have passed initiatives totaling over $75B. The agency is in the initial stages of implementing the most recent initiative. With $53B approved by voters, its ambitious 25-year-plan will result in new stations opening in 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2030, 2031, 2035, 2036, 2039, and 2041. Sound Transit is at an exciting point in its history and is seeking three industry leaders to play key roles in its future. If your career has prepared you to succeed in a complex, challenging, and professionally rewarding business environment, contact us at your earliest opportunity. The annual salary range for each position is $145k-$225k and includes an excellent benefits package. These are excellent opportunities with a progressive agency that offers attractive compensation, excellent benefits, and relocation. Sound Transit values equal opportunity and diversity at all levels — women and minorities are encouraged to apply. To be considered, go to www.kl2connects.com/openings, select the appropriate listing, and upload a letter of interest, resume, and 4-5 professional references (preferably supervisory). If you have additional questions please contact Paul Muldoon at paul@kl2connects.com.

      DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES AND SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE
      The Deputy Executive Director of Facilities and Systems Maintenance will provide strategic operations and maintenance direction for all of Sound Transit’s regional facilities. Reporting to the Executive Director, Operations, the winning candidate will direct staff and contractors in: facility maintenance operations, development of policies and procedures, development and support of agency short- and long-range facilities plans, and development of facilities operating budgets. He/she will be a key participant on Sound Transit’s Executive Team. This position requires a Bachelors in transportation, public administration, facilities management, engineering (preferred), or a closely related field; eight years of experience managing operations and maintenance programs for a large, complex organization; and three years of staff supervisory, budgetary, and management responsibility (preferably in a transportation-related environment with multiple facilities and office locations). Rail and multi-modal systems experience will be highly valued, and an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

      DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS SUPPORT SERVICES
      The Deputy Executive Director of Operations Support Services will lead Sound Transit’s Customer Service, Service Planning, and Data Management and Business Analysis functions. Reporting to the Executive Director, Operations, the winning candidate will apply financial and performance analysis acumen in directing Sound Transit’s regional data systems operation; ensuring that Operations Business Management and support services meet agency standards for all modes; developing and executing a plan that optimizes internal/external data collection, analysis, and reporting; and leading the development of all regional service plans. The winning candidate will possess strong communication and leadership skills, as well as extensive multi-modal transit or large corporate entity knowledge. He/she will have experience leading teams in fulfilling data management objectives and will provide data management and warehousing leadership to the Executive Team. This position requires a Bachelors (MBA preferred) in business administration, transit/transportation planning (service planning), engineering, public administration, finance, or a closely related field; ten years of experience managing transit/transportation operations and support services; and eight years of staff supervisory, budgetary, and management responsibility. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

      DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CAPITAL ASSETS AND TECHNOLOGY
      Working closely with the rest of Sound Transit’s executive team, the Deputy Executive Director of Capital Assets and Technology will play a key role in defining and executing Seattle’s Comprehensive Regional Transit Vision. Reporting to the Executive Director, Operations, the winning candidate will be responsible for developing regional transit corridors and executing Sound Transit’s capital program (including facilities construction, rolling stock acquisition, and systems development and implementation). This position requires a Bachelors in facilities management, transportation planning, engineering (preferred), public administration, business administration, or a closely related field; eight years of experience managing transit operations and facilities maintenance programs and services; and four years of staff supervisory, budgetary, and management responsibility. Rail and multi-modal systems experience will be highly valued and an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

    • St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission - Chief Operations Officer

      ​St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission is seeking a Chief Operations Officer (COO). Annual salary is $86,199.00-$94,381.00 depending on qualifications. Application materials must be received by 1/31/2019 by 4:30 pm. Submit a Metro Bus job application, resume and cover letter to jhentges@stcloudmtc.com.

      The COO is responsible for directing all transit operational departments including bus and maintenance operations and planning. Plans and develops operational policies, goals and objectives; manages changes and ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The Chief Operations Officer is a member of the Executive Committee. May act on behalf of the Chief Executive Officer in his/her absence.

      The position requires a bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, transportation or an appropriately related field and a minimum of six (6) years senior management operations and supervisor experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred. Complete job description available on www.ridemetrobus.com or call 320-529-4498.


    • City of Asheville, North Carolina - Transit Planning Manager

      Full-time, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
      Salary: Depends on Qualifications
      Position Closes: January 25, 2019
       
      We are currently hiring a full-time Transit Planning Manager to join the Transportation Department within the City of Asheville. The purpose of this position is to provide oversight of the Transit Planning Division and is responsible for short/long term planning and operations for the City of Asheville Public Transit System. The ideal candidate for this position will have a bachelor's degree in Planning or a related field, at least five (5) years' of professional experience in urban, regional, and transportation planning as well as at least one (1) year of experience in transit planning, budgeting and grants administration. Experience using federal grants software and Munis a plus. 
       
      For full details of the position and to apply: http://www.ashevillenc.gov/jobs

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    • Federal Transit Administration - Transit Bus Automation Strategic Partnerships

      The Federal Transit Administration is announcing the availability of up to $500,000 total in Section 5312 funds for Transit Bus Automation Strategic Partnerships. The purpose of the Strategic Partnerships is to leverage or supplement the work organizations are conducting on transit bus automation research and to help disseminate their research findings to the broader transit community. The FTA has tasked the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida to administer these strategic partnerships.

      In order to be considered eligible for funding as a Strategic Partner, the agency must have a bus transit automation project that is at least Level 1 (Driver Assistance) according to the guidelines published by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). The agency’s transit bus automation project must either be in operation already or will be in operation within six months of when the FTA funding is awarded. The agency must commit to providing a 20 percent local match for the FTA funding that it is requesting.

      Applications for funding are due no later than March 1, 2019. More detailed information about the FTA Transit Bus Automation Strategic Partnerships and the application process can be found at https://www.cutr.usf.edu/fta-strategic-partnerships/


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