Contract Opportunity Type Due Date Status
Industry Review RFP for Clipper® Regional Fare Payment System (“C2”) System Integrator RFP 4/3/2017 Closed

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), on behalf of the regional transit operators, has issued an Industry Review Draft of the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Next Generation Clipper® (“C2”) Regional Transit Fare Payment System Integrator project.

MTC and the transit operators are interested in understanding industry perspectives in order to help refine and improve the RFP documents prior to issuance.

An information webinar will be held at 12:30 p.m., on March 1, 2017. Instructions on how to participate in the information webinar will be posted on the MTC website prior to that date and time.

The Industry Review RFP is also available for download on the MTC website at http://mtc.bonfirehub.com. Responses should be submitted in accordance with the instructions set forth in the Industry Review RFP.

The C2 System Integrator is expected to be the entity that provides the core fare collection equipment and systems, operates and maintains the systems and software, manages the configuration and refresh of the system through its life cycle, and manages certain third party suppliers and components.

The C2 System Integrator is expected to be an entity or joint venture with demonstrated experience in all phases of transit fare collection projects, with the depth of capabilities and resources needed not only to deploy C2, but to operate it effectively and maintain the condition of all assets and manage supplier relationships.  Separate contracts based on separate procurements will be entered into for the customer service center, a regional payment gateway, and fare media suppliers, which the C2 System Integrator will be expected to integrate into the C2 system.

Current Clipper® Program policies and documents can be found online at: http://clipper.mtc.ca.gov/.

Interested vendors may participate in the webinar by registering at GoToWebinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1688740289670572034 before March 1, 2017. 

Interested parties are requested to provide their comments via SurveyMonkey or Bonfire for ease of review.

Regional Transit Asset Management Group Plan(s)/Guidance and Support RFP RFP 4/3/2017 Closed

NOTICE:  The RFQ documents for this project are available for download at:

https://mtc.bonfirehub.com/

Proposers are responsible for checking that website for the RFQ Documents and any Addenda to this RFQ. Responses should be submitted in accordance with the instructions set forth in the RFQ.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

MTC is seeking the services of a qualified Consultant team experienced in the area of transit asset management to help MTC and the region’s operators be in compliance with the Transit Asset Management (TAM) Final Rule published in the Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 143, on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 and to follow the most current Federal Transit Authority (FTA) requirements and guidelines, such as those stated in the FTA Condition Assessment and Guideway Performance Restriction Guidebooks.  Consultant shall be expected to, for example:

  • Recommend strategies to provide a framework for asset management, adaptable to each operators’ organization.
  • Develop and deliver a fully updated Group TAM plan for the region’s Tier II operators that complies with the requirements of the FTA Final TAM Rule.
  • Prepare initial reports to NTD on behalf of the Group plan participants, and develop templates, processes and procedures to submit annual reports.
  • Provide technical assistance to Tier I operators related to the development of their individual TAM plans, as requested and approved by MTC staff.
  • Provide assistance to MTC staff to link operator asset management targets and conditions to regional performance targets and monitoring requirements.
  • Assist in the refinement of the asset inventory, rehabilitation and replacement information currently included in the RTCI for the San Francisco Bay Area region’s transit operators in order to simplify target setting, and reporting of asset conditions to the NTD, and generally being in compliance with the TAM rule. Provide other enhancements to the RTCI as necessary.
  • Improve the region’s ability to assess the impact of investments in transit capital replacement and rehabilitation on State of Good Repair and system reliability. Help develop smart funding and investment prioritization policies and procedures.

The RFQ documents for this project are available for download at https://mtc.bonfirehub.com/.  Proposers are responsible for checking that website for any Addenda to this RFQ. Responses should be submitted in accordance with the instructions set forth in the RFQ.

PROPOSERS CONFERENCE:  A non-mandatory proposers conference will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 375 Beale Street, San Francisco, in the Tamalpais Conference Room 7102.  Proposers appearing in person must first check-in with at the Security Desk in the Lobby.  Then they must check-in with the receptionist on the 7th Floor.  Additionally, Proposers may appear by telephone using the following conference call information: Primary Dial In:  877-336-1831 Access Code:  7504227 Alternate Dial In:  404-443-6397.

PROPOSAL DUE DATE:  12:00 p.m. (noon), Monday, April 3, 2017.

MTC SAFE Freeway Service Patrol 2018-2021 - Beat 32 RFQBI RFQ 3/29/2017 Closed

NOTICE:  The RFQBI documents for this project are available for download at:

https://mtc.bonfirehub.com/

Proposers are responsible for checking that website for the RFQ Documents and any Addenda to this RFQ. Responses should be submitted in accordance with the instructions set forth in the RFQ.

 

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (MTC SAFE) invites your firm to submit a proposal to provide towing services for the Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) in the San Francisco Bay Area. Towing services include quickly removing disabled vehicles by providing minor fixes including furnishing one gallon of gasoline, changing flat tires, providing a “jump” start, taping or repairing cooling system hoses, or refilling radiators  or towing of vehicles to CHP-designated drop locations.

Tow service under contracts resulting from this RFQBI will begin in approximately September 2017 and will continue for four (4) years for the one (1) beat.

Proposers are responsible for checking the website for any Addenda to this RFQBI. Responses should be submitted in accordance with the instructions set forth in the RFQBI.

BID DUE DATE: 

  • Step 1: Qualifications and Inspections:  2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
  • Step 2: Price Proposal:  2:00 p.m., on Friday, April 14, 2017

 

ON-CALL CLIMATE INITIATIVES TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE RFQ 3/27/2017 Closed

The RFQ documents for this project are available for download on the MTC website at https://mtc.bonfirehub.com.  Proposers are responsible for checking the website for any Addenda to this RFQ. Responses should be submitted in accordance with the instructions set forth in the RFQ. 

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will be issuing a request Statements of Qualification (SOQs) for the ON-CALL CLIMATE INITIATIVES TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE to assist MTC with the delivery of on-call technical assistance to support the Climate Initiatives programs related to the implementation of Plan Bay Area, the region’s long-range transportation plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy.   Specifically, qualified firms or teams will be asked to provide input on implementation of Climate Initiative strategies for 2020.  MTC will use the implementation guidance to achieve greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions. Through this Request for Qualifications (RFQ), MTC will select one or more qualified consultants (“Consultant Bench”) with which MTC may contract to provide services related to this project on an as-needed basis. 

The primary objective of MTC’s Climate Initiatives Program is to invest in strategies that contribute to achieving the region’s GHG emissions reduction target by reducing transportation-related emissions and vehicle miles traveled and encouraging the use of cleaner fuels.  In an effort to advance the climate initiatives strategies included in Plan Bay Area, as well as new climate initiatives that will be included in the update to the Plan, this RFQ is seeking Consultant assistance to provide effective implementation plans for one or more of three initiatives:

  • Car sharing: reducing car ownership with optimal placement of car sharing services by type of service (round tip, one-way and peer-to-peer);
  • Trip Caps: reducing drive alone trips through land use plans and policy; and
  • Targeted Transportation Alternatives: motivating Bay Area residents to take action and change travel behavior from driving alone to sustainable modes for all types of trips through behavior design research and marketing campaigns.

Interested firms must submit their SOQ by 4:00 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017, in accordance with the instructions contained in the RFQ.  Other key RFQ dates are listed in Section V, Consultant Selection Timetable of the RFQ. 

The RFQ documents for this project are available for download on the MTC website at https://mtc.bonfirehub.com.  Proposers are responsible for checking the website for any Addenda to this RFQ. Responses should be submitted in accordance with the instructions set forth in the RFQ. 

Land Use Model Development RFQ RFQ 3/13/2017 Closed

MTC is seeking to establish a bench of on-call consultants to improve the analytical tools MTC uses to project likely outcomes of various transportation policies and projects considered in regional planning activities. Among other things, Consultant will be expected to improve Bay Area UrbanSim's code and underlying databases, and refine the core UrbanSim models while constructing additional auxiliary models.

A non-mandatory Proposer's Conference Call will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017. Proposers may appear by telephone using the following conference call information: Primary Dial In:          888-273-3658 Access Code: 9427202 Alternate Dial In: 213-270-2124.

The RFQ documents for this project are available for download on the MTC website at https://mtc.bonfirehub.com. Proposers are responsible for checking the website for any Addenda to this RFQ. Responses should be submitted in accordance with the instructions set forth in the RFQ.

Interested firms must submit their SOQ by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017, in accordance with the instructions contained in the RFQ.  Other key RFQ Dates are listed in Section V, Consultant Selection Timetable of the RFQ. 

 

Beat 22 - Replacement Services: Freeway Service Patrol FY 2018-21 IFB 3/3/2017 Closed

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (MTC SAFE) invites your firm to submit a proposal to provide towing services for the Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) on Beat 22 covering Interstate 580 from Foothill Road to Grant Line Road from September 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021. Contractors receiving this informal procurement were previously prequalified to provide tow services resulting from the Freeway Service Patrol RFQBI dated August 28, 2014. The FSP program is managed by a partnership of the MTC SAFE, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and the California Highway Patrol (CHP), collectively the FSP Partners. Please see RFQBI for details.

The IFB documents for this project are available for download on the MTC SAFE website at https://mtc.bonfirehub.com. Bidders are responsible for checking the website for any Addenda to this IFB. Responses should be submitted in accordance with the instructions set forth in the IFB.

Closing Date and Time Price Proposal: Monday, March 3, 2017 - 2:00 p.m.

Clipper In Person Customer Service Centers RFP 1/5/2017 Closed

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) invites your firm to submit a proposal for the operation of one Clipper In-Person Customer Service Center (IPCSC) located at the concourse level of the Embarcadero station for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority Light Rail System (Muni Metro).

The Clipper program currently has an in-person customer service center (IPCSC) in the Embarcadero BART/Muni Metro station in San Francisco, California. The contract with the current supplier of services expires June 30, 2017.  MTC seeks to engage a firm to staff and operate a Clipper IPCSC at one location in the Embarcadero BART/Muni Metro station, commencing July 1, 2017.

The primary purpose of the IPCSC is to provide in-person customer service for the Clipper program. Consultant is also expected to provide printed and in-person transportation information to the traveling public, as more particularly described in Appendix A, Scope of Work.

The RFP documents for this project are available for download on the MTC website at http://mtc.bonfirehub.com.  Proposers are responsible for checking the website for any Addenda to this RFP. Responses should be submitted in accordance with the instructions set forth in the RFP.

Interested firms must submit their proposal by Thursday, January 5, 2017, in accordance with the instructions contained in the RFP.  Other key RFP Dates are listed in Section V, Contractor Selection Timetable of the RFP.

 

On-Call Website Operations, Maintenance and Improvement Services Project RFQ 12/20/2016 Closed

MTC seeks a Consultant or a bench of Consultants to offer two types of services for the MTC, Vital Signs, Plan Bay Area and Bay Bridge Info websites described above, as well as other websites as needed:

  1. Website operations, technical support and maintenance services:

The Consultant shall provide required website support that includes monthly security and software updates for websites with Drupal CMS (MTC, Bay Bridge Info and Vital Signs websites) as well as websites with non-Drupal CMS (PlanBayArea.org).

       2. Website design, development and enhancement services:

The Consultant shall provide on-call, as-needed website improvements and update services for these MTC websites. These services will be required on as-needed basis and include but are not limited to tasks focused on site performance, page design and layout, and/or feature changes for content editors for websites with Drupal and non-Drupal CMS.

Respondents may submit SOQs for each type of service or for both services described above. To be eligible for SOQ evaluation, the respondent team must meet each of the Minimum Qualifications (MQs) described in Section II of this RFQ for the relevant type of service.

The RFQ documents for this project are available for download on the MTC website at https://mtc.bonfirehub.com.  Proposers are responsible for checking the website for any Addenda to this RFQ. Responses should be submitted in accordance with the instructions set forth in the RFQ.

Interested firms must submit their SOQ by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016, in accordance with the instructions contained in the RFQ.  Other key RFQ Dates are listed in Section V, Consultant Selection Timetable of the RFQ. 

MTC will post Addendum No. 1 and Q&A Document #1 as soon as possible.  The submission deadline will be extended to 4:00 PM,, PST, Tuesday, December 20, 2016.

 

Dynamic Passenger Assignment Research Guidance Project RFQ 12/2/2016 Closed

MTC, in partnership with the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) and the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC), received a grant in 2014 via the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) Implementation Assistance Program to improve the way in which transit accessibility and passenger behavior is represented in each agency’s travel model.  Specifically, the grant strives to develop, implement, and integrate (within an activity-based travel model) a dynamic passenger assignment procedure.

As MTC and our partners endeavored to implement a practical dynamic passenger assignment procedure, we encountered several issues for which there are no well-documented and useful solutions. The purpose of this project is to formally engage the research community to first develop a common understanding of the problems and to then formulate a robust research

The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) documents for this project are available for download on the MTC website at https://mtc.bonfirehub.com.  Proposers are responsible for checking the website for any Addenda to this RFQ. Responses should be submitted in accordance with the instructions set forth in the RFQ.

Interested firms must submit their Statements of Qualification by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2016, in accordance with the instructions contained in the RFQ.  Other key RFQ Dates are listed in Section V, Consultant Selection Timetable of the RFP. 

Closing Date and Time: 4:00 pm PST, Friday. December 2, 2016

A pre-submittal conference call will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Proposers may dial in using the following information:.
Primary Dial In:          877-336-1828
Alternative Dial In:      404-443-6396
Access Code:            6430778

Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) Towing Services FY 2018-21 - Beats 21 and 25 9/2/2016 Closed

Request for Qualifications Bid Invitation (RFQBI) - Freeway Service Patrol - Beats 21 and 25

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (MTC SAFE) invites your firm to submit a proposal to provide towing services for Beats 21 and 25 for the Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) in the San Francisco Bay Area. The FSP program is managed by a partnership of the MTC SAFE, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and the California Highway Patrol (CHP), collectively the FSP Partners. For more information on the FSP program, please visit: http://www.fsp-bayarea.org.

Please note that due to the abbreviated schedule of this RFQBI, the Qualifications and Inspection phases of the RFQBI, which are normally two separate steps have been combined into one step: Step 1: Qualifications and Inspections.

All inquiries relating to this RFQBI should be submitted to the MTC SAFE FSP Project Manager. All new bidders are strongly encouraged to email the MTC SAFE FSP Project Manager if they have any questions about this RFQBI.

 

Closing Date and Time for Steps 1 - 2:

Step 1: Qualifications and Inspections - Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Step 2: Price Proposal - Friday, September 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

 

 

Parking Management Technology for MTC Commuter Parking Facilities RFI 9/2/2016 Closed

MTC, in partnership with the California State Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is looking into opportunities to improve existing State-owned commuter parking facilities or to create new ones on Caltrans airspace parcels by or under freeways.  The goal is to create commuter parking opportunities for commuters to park and share a ride via transit, carpooling, or vanpooling in the Bay Area.  This Commuter Parking Initiative complements other major corridor initiatives that MTC and other agencies are undertaking, including the Bay Area Express Lanes, West Grand Avenue, Access and Mobility Improvements, Bay Bridge Forward and Transit Core Capacity.  These initiatives will improve travel time reliability for carpools and transit and are expected to increase the demand for commuter parking.

To facilitate the commuter experience, MTC plans to incorporate various parking technologies and strategies, including real-time parking availability, mobile parking payment, and space reservations. MTC also plans to offer a mix of monthly reserved spaces for regular commuters and spaces paid on a daily basis for others.  These strategies are intended to offer reliability, flexibility, information, and ease to commuters and remove barriers to sharing a ride or taking transit.  Additionally, MTC intends to use the parking fee revenues to ultimately cover the operating and maintenance cost of the lots, including security and these technologies.

The purpose of this RFI is to gather industry input on parking management technology, including real-time availability and payment technology, with the following objectives in mind:

  1. Determine the level of interest from potential bidders in responding to a formal RFP solicitation(s);
  2. Evaluate the various technologies and services that are available to provide these services; and
  3. Apply industry input in response to the RFI to inform any future RFP.

With input from this RFI, MTC intends to release a RFP to meet these future needs. 

To ensure responses are considered, Please submit no later than Friday, September 2, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

 

Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) Towing Services FY 2018-21 9/2/2016 Closed

Request for Qualifications Bid Invitation (RFQBI) - Freeway Service Patrol

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (MTC SAFE) invites your firm to submit a proposal to provide towing services for the Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) in the San Francisco Bay Area. The FSP program is managed by a partnership of the MTC SAFE, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and the California Highway Patrol (CHP), collectively the FSP Partners. For more information on the FSP program, please visit: http://www.fsp-bayarea.org.

 

A Bidders’ Conference will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Caltrans, Room G-900 located at 111 Grand Ave. Oakland, CA. Attendance at the Bidders’ Conference is encouraged, but not mandatory.

 

Closing Date and Time for Steps 1 - 3:

Step 1: Qualification Requirements and Standard Proposal Documentation - Monday, July 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Step 2: Inspections/Beat Determination - Friday, August 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Step 3: Price Proposal - Friday, September 2, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

 

*Addendum #1 along with Questions and Answers posted on July 21, 2016.*

In-Vehicle Maintenance for Voice and Data Communication Equipment RFP 6/10/2016 Closed

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission Service Authority for Freeways and Expressways (MTC SAFE) invites your firm to submit a proposal to provide maintenance for voice and data communication equipment for the Bay Area Freeway Service Patrol.  Maintenance will consist of installation and removal and swapping and/or repairing of Kenwood radios, WiFi-GPS Devices and other identified fixed equipment.

The Bay Area Freeway Service Patrol program is a joint project of the MTC SAFE, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).  The service is provided by private tow truck companies, under contract to MTC SAFE. The fleet of over 70 vehicles patrol over 450 miles of Bay Area freeways.  The FSP tow operators look for stranded motorist and offer help by changing a flat tire, “jump starting” a dead battery, refilling a radiator or providing a gallon of fuel.  If the automobile still won’t start, it is towed off the freeway to the nearest CHP-identified locations.

In order to manage and dispatch these vehicles in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, FSP has developed a communications and data management system that has become a critical component to the current and future operations of this program.  The system is used to:

  • Dispatch service from the CHP dispatch center in Vallejo;
  • Record critical operating data;
  • Confirm tow contract billing;
  • Monitor truck, driver and contractor performance; and
  • Evaluate overall program.

The FSP dispatchers that monitor the operations of the tow vehicles are located within the CHP’s Golden Gate Communication Center (GGCC), on Benicia Road in Vallejo, California.  The dispatchers communicate with the tow operators using Kenwood radios and WiFi-GPS Devices.  WiFi-GPS Devices are used by the tow operators to communicate with the dispatchers using data communication messages or status codes.  WiFi-GPS Devices are equipped with global positioning systems that allow the dispatchers to track vehicle location using data from an automatic vehicle location (AVL) system.  Various codes are used by the tow operators to inform the dispatchers of their status. 

 

CLOSING DATE AND TIME: Friday, June 10, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Next generation Clipper® regional fare payment system (“C2”) System Integrator, the C2 CSC Contractor, or both. RFI 5/19/2016 Closed

MTC issued this Request for Expression of Interest (RFEI) to receive Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from firms (Respondents) interested in participating in procurement(s) for the next generation Clipper® regional fare payment system (“C2”) System Integrator, the C2 CSC Contractor, or both.

The purpose of the RFEI is to refine MTC’s delivery strategy through consultation with the industry. Specifically, MTC is seeking detailed feedback on the technical, commercial, financial, and procurement aspects of its preferred delivery strategies, as well as industry’s view on the potential benefits from and challenges of combining large remaining portions of the Clipper® program into one or more Design Build Operate and Maintain (DBOM) or similar contracts, as further detailed in the RFEI.  MTC is particularly interested in opportunities for cost savings and schedule acceleration and wishes to identify key commercial and financial terms that would reduce cost, reduce risk and assist in achieving those objectives. 

Issuing this RFEI does not commence a procurement process nor does it obligate MTC to commence a procurement or award a contract.  Participation in this RFEI is not required for participation in any future procurements.

CLOSING DATE AND TIME: Friday, May 6th at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, May 19th at 12:00 P.M. PDT

  • Addendum #1 posted on April 29, 2016
Private Sector Rideshare Applications - Cycle 2 SOQ 2/4/2016 Closed

MTC has managed the Regional Rideshare Program to facilitate the formation of carpools and vanpools since 1997. Through its 511 Rideshare Program contract, MTC maintains and operates an online ridematching system at http://rideshare.511.org. It is MTC’s goal to eventually rely solely on private sector tools to facilitate matching. MTC’s role will be to provide promotional and networking support to engage customers with those tools.

MTC’s vision for ridematching in the Bay Area is that private sector ridematching applications will create a vast pool of riders and drivers continually matching on a dynamic, highly convenient basis, ultimately replacing the need for traditional government-supported ridematching systems.

MTC wants to assist private-sector companies in developing the critical mass of riders and drivers necessary to create a ridematching market served by a community of ridematching applications appealing to a wide array of travelers through its Regional Rideshare Program.

The objective of this RFP is to identify private-sector carpool and vanpool matching services suitable for promotion by MTC in furtherance of its vision.

MTC may select one or more ridematching services as a result of this RFP. MTC will not pay for the selected services, but will promote the services through its resources.

**MTC is committed to the participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE’s) and Small Business Enterprises (SBE’s) in MTC's contracting opportunities.  MTC encourages Prime Contractors to utilize DBE and SBE subcontractors.  And, DBE and SBE firms are encouraged to submit proposals in response to MTC procurements.**

MTC will host a non-mandatory information session to answer questions from those interested in this partnership opportunity on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Fishbowl Conference Room at MTC’s offices at 101 8th Street, Oakland, CA 94607.  Interested parties may appear via teleconference call at the following information:

  • Call in - 877-336-1831
  • Alternative Call in - 404-443-6397
  • Access Code – 7504227

The phone line will be closed at 3:00 p.m., or when the meeting is completed, whichever is later.

Addendum No. 1 posted on December 17, 2015

STATEMENT OF ELIGIBILITY DUE DATE: 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February 4, 2016

 

Future Mobility Research Program RFQ 11/13/2015 Closed

As the public agency charged with formally steering the Bay Area’s transportation future, MTC remains aware and informed of emerging transportation technologies and trends and contributes proactively to the regional, state, and federal dialogue regarding the sector’s future. Google, Google X, AirSage, Daimler autonomous trucking, Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, Chariot, Strava Labs, Carma, Nissan FutureLab, Zipcar, City CarShare, Metropia, NextBus, Urban Engines are entering the transportation space seeking to disrupt and profit.  Emerging technologies will impact every mode: walking, bicycling, transit/paratransit, freight and passenger vehicles (driver, passenger, taxi, delivery, rideshare/hail, etc.).  These companies are creating new travel options, challenging public policy, creating new planning and analysis tools.

In partnership with the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG), the Southern California Council of Governments (SCAG), and San Diego’s Regional Planning Agency (SANDAG), MTC seeks consultant support to study key policy issues which these companies and trends may present, assess the potential impacts of their activities, and identify appropriate roles for the state’s largest Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs).

***Proposers who are unable to attend the Proposers' Conference in-person may call the following conference call number on October 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. [call-in number - 877-336-1831  Access Code - 7504227]***

CLOSING DATE AND TIME: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 13, 2015,

 

Private-Sector Ridematching Applications RFP 8/3/2015 Closed

MTC has managed the Regional Rideshare Program to facilitate the formation of carpools and vanpools since 1997. Through its 511 Rideshare Program contract, MTC maintains and operates an online ridematching system at rideshare.511.org. It is MTC’s goal to eventually rely solely on private sector tools to facilitate matching. MTC’s role will be to provide promotional and networking support to engage customers with those tools.

MTC’s vision for ridematching in the Bay Area is that private sector ridematching applications will create a vast pool of riders and drivers continually matching on a dynamic, highly convenient basis, ultimately replacing the need for traditional government-supported ridematching systems.

MTC wants to assist private-sector companies develop the critical mass of riders and drivers necessary to create a ridematching market served by a community of ridematching applications appealing to a wide array of travelers through its Regional Rideshare Program.

The objective of this RFP is to identify private-sector carpool and vanpool matching services suitable for promotion by MTC in furtherance of its vision.

DUE DATE AND TIME: 4:00 p.m., Thursday July 2, 2015 Monday, July 20, 2015, Monday, August 3, 2015