Transit Feasibility Study
Union, South Carolina
Planners, engineers, and other related professionals are requested to submit qualifications to provide professional services for a Transit Feasibility Study for Union County, South Carolina. The goal of the Union County 2017 Transit Feasibility Study is to determine the viability of public transit in Union County. The County, in cooperation with the City of Union and the towns of Carlisle, Jonesville, and Lockhart, received State Mass Transit Funds from the South Carolina Department of Transportation to conduct the study to evaluate the needs, consider alternatives, and recommend implementation strategies. The Transit Feasibility Study will consider economic development with an emphasis on jobs and job related training transportation as well as general rural public transit opportunities. It is anticipated that the Transit Feasibility Study will also assist with applicable transit funding possibilities and requirements.
The intended outcomes of this project are to identify public need and benefit, likely transit users, analysis of possible alternatives, and a recommendation on the best alternative for Union County’s public transit needs. The components of the study shall include public engagement, transit needs, alternatives, and a recommended transit system approach with implementation strategies.
Download the Request for Qualifications at Union County’s website www.countyofunion.org. Submittals will be evaluated generally using the following criteria:
Depth of relevant qualifications of the consultant team required to successfully complete all identified study elements. (45%)
Experience and previous related work of key personnel particularly experience with transit feasibility studies and implementation tools. (25%)
Project approach to meet goals and address local issues and needs. (25%)
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise participation in the project. (5%)
Questions regarding the project should be submitted to Kara W. Drane, AICP, Senior Planner, Catawba Regional Council of Governments at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions and answers will be posted periodically at www.countyofunion.org.
Interested professionals should submit one original, two copies, and one PDF version no later than 3:00 PM EST on Monday, May 22, 2017. Any submittal received after the date and time specified above will be rejected, considered non-responsive, and will not be opened. All responses shall be submitted in a sealed envelope.
The outside of the package shall be marked “Request for Qualifications – Union County 2017 Transit Feasibility Study” and sent to:
Ms. Linda G. Jolly
Clerk to Council, Union County
210 West Main Street
Union, SC 29379