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MPTA Releases RFP for Statewide Transit Needs Assessment

The Missouri Public Transit Association (MPTA) representing all 34 transit providers is interested in learning more about the need for a transportation system that allows for optimum personal mobility within the state. This study will provide the MPTA and Missouri policy makers with a guide to future development of personal mobility options and to identify gaps that either exist now in mobility services or are likely to exist in the near future as the result of service modifications or changing demographics. The scope of the study includes public transportation services across the state of Missouri.

Once the study is completed, it may be used by the Missouri Department of Transportation, the Missouri Public Transit Association, and state policy makers to identify programmatic and funding needs related to personal mobility. It can also be used to help determine funding priorities for the use of state funds and federal funds under state control and to provide guidance to city and county governments for addressing personal mobility needs. Further, the data collected as a part of the study can be used by local and regional agencies to plan for new or revised local services.

All proposals submitted in response to a MPTA request for proposal (RFP) will initially be evaluated using the following criteria (each weighted equally):

  1. Experience
  2. Qualifications of person/firm conducting the work
  3. Project approach
  4. References provided on other projects relevant to work being asked to be completed

Once the proposals are narrowed down to the top candidates using these criteria, the final selection will be determined with consideration to price and the above criteria. The proposal providing the best value to the project will be selected. MPTA will award the work to the responsible firm whose proposal is most advantageous to the project, with price and other factors considered. MPTA reserves the right to reject any proposals deemed non-responsive to the RFP. MPTA reserves the right to reject all proposals if the competitive process is not met and may reissue the RFP with or without changes.

Responses are due by 2 p.m. on June 30, 2021. For complete RFP, click here.

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