Transit + Trains Meeting / DC Looks to Privatize System, a PPP

From: Charles P.
Sent on: Thursday, July 26, 2012 8:04 PM
The next meeting of Citizens Taking Action for advancement of public transit and passenger trains on Monday, August 6th, from 7-9:00 PM, at 77 W. Washington, 4th Floor www.CTAriders.org

Citizens Taking Action is one of the member organizations of Privatization Watch: Illinois
which is opposed to the sale of the infrastructure to private companies.  More articles are posted at the transit website concerning the Mayor's Investment Trust.
http://www.ctariders.org/Brochure.html 

 

July 26, 2012

DC DOT Issues RFI for Privatizing Bus, Streetcar System

 

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is exploring the potential of privatizing its non-regional bus service and a 22-mile priority streetcar system as a means to accelerate delivery.

As part of this process DDOT is asking for the private sector’s perspective and feedback in a Request for Information (RFI) issued this week. The RFI is an inquiry only, not a procurement, but the responses will help advance planning and development efforts for the project, which may result in the launch of a formal procurement.
The scope of the proposed project includes a combination of the following activities to support transit service within the District:
 
• Design, construction, financing, and ongoing operations and maintenance of a 22‐mile minimum priority streetcar network.
• Operations and maintenance of the DC Circulator bus system.
• Operations and maintenance of “non‐regional” bus service within Washington, D.C., currently operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
• Purchase of vehicles as necessary to operate the above services.
 
The District anticipates a public-private partnership (PPP) could accelerate the delivery of the DC Streetcar system. Other potential benefits include allowing appropriate risk sharing; maximizing competition and leveraging available public funds; providing greater cost and schedule certainty for the District over the long‐term; and allowing for a more favorable payment profile.
To view the RFI,
click here.
 

Link to Original Article

http://www.metro-magazine.com/News/Story/2012/07/D-C-DOT-issues-RFI-for-privatizing-bus-streetcar-systems.aspx?ref=Express-Thursday-20120726&utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Enewsletter

 
Link to More Info
http://ddot.dc.gov/DC/DDOT/About+DDOT/News+Room/Request+for+Information+for+a+22-Mile+Priority+Streetcar+System

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