CMT releases RFP for Central Corridor Access Study

cortexareaSt. Louis’ already thriving Central Corridor is expected to experience significant growth over the next twenty plus years. The Central Corridor is presently the Bi-State Development Agency’s (dba Metro), transit system’s largest market and is served by MetroBus, MetroLink and Metro Call-A-Ride. Cortex and its public and private partners are pursuing the intensive development of a life sciences district surrounding the existing Cortex site, between the Central West End and Grand MetroLink Stations.

Metro has participated in this ongoing discussion, providing suggestions and requirements for serving such a development with MetroLink and MetroBus service. Recent momentum surrounding this development, coupled with related regional planning efforts, has brought this issue to the forefront of development and transit planning in the City of St. Louis.

Citizens for Modern Transit is issuing this Request for Proposal for a feasibility study and conceptual cost estimates for transit modifications to the Central Corridor. It is intended that this body of work will provide critical information that will assist Metro, the City of St. Louis and their partners in determining whether the options described herein should be pursued.

 The Services requested shall provide a feasibility study (the “Study”) and conceptual cost estimates for modifying the transportation amenities in the Central Corridor.  These modifications will involve multi-disciplinary resources and provide an analysis of several operating scenarios taking into account existing ridership figures, ridership projections, population and employment growth, capital and operating costs, and impacts on system travel time and customer experience.

Proposals are due to the CMT offices no later than Friday, May 24, 2013 by 4 p.m. 

CMT’s Metro Central Corridor Access Study RFP