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

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. 


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.

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