RFP: Microtransit Services

Location: Jackson, Wyo.

Deadline: Aug. 6 at 5 p.m. MST.

The Southern Teton Regional Transit Agency (START) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) in search of a consultant/consulting firm to provide microtransit services for the downtown area of Jackson, Wyo. START recently adopted a Route Plan that identified the need to implement microtransit service connecting the eastern portion of Jackson with downtown and a new transit center. This strategy will allow fixed routes to operate more efficiently while also better serving the dispersed areas of east Jackson. START seeks to partner with a private company to: 1) Implement and operate an on-demand, microtransit system for the Town; 2) Provide and manage a standalone App-based rider reservation and real-time information system; and, 3) Prepare monthly ridership and service performance reports.

The community goals for this project include: 1) Creating an affordable, efficient transportation option for visitors to travel between popular tourist points of interest within the central/eastern Town of Jackson without using single-occupancy vehicles; 2) Creating an expedient and inexpensive transportation option for residents traveling between work, home, grocery stores and other daily locales within the Town of Jackson as an alternative to private, single-occupancy vehicle trips; and, 3) Providing real-world experience in the provision of microtransit service that may in the future be applied to other areas of the community and region.

A mandatory pre-proposal session (via Zoom) is scheduled for June 30 at 11 a.m. (MST) to provide an overview of the scope of work and answer questions from interested firms. All interested firms are REQUIRED to attend this session. Log-in/Call-in information will be posted at www.startbus.com prior to the conference.

Interested parties are directed to the website to access the full RFP documents: (www.startbus.com). The Town of Jackson encourages firms to provide written questions regarding this solicitation by July 16 at 2 p.m. (MST) to Larry Pardee, lpardee@jacksonwy.gov. Responses will be posted on the www.startbus.com website by 5 p.m. (MST) on July 23. Responses to questions, as well as any RFP addenda, will be posted and both questions and answers will be available to all respondents.

One hard copy (sent to the below address) and one electronic copy (emailed to Larry Pardee, lpardee@jacksonwy.gov) of proposals shall be submitted by Aug. 6 at 5 p.m. MST.

Town of Jackson, Wyoming
C/O: Larry Pardee, Town Manager
150 Pearl Avenue
P.O. Box 1687
Jackson, WY 83001

The Town of Jackson reserves the right to reject any or all bids submitted, in whole or part, and to waive any informalities.

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