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7 Key Considerations for Your Fleet Procurement Process

Management & Operations| January 25, 2016

From identifying key stakeholders to evaluating proposals, fleets should be planned and purchased using a deliberate and balanced approach that is based on expected lifecycles, with adjustments for service changes.

Calif. high-speed rail authority awards bid for next segment

Rail| December 17, 2014

The Authority determined that Dragados/Flatiron/Shimmick, who bid $1.2 billion, was the “apparent best value,” for the 65-mile segment from Fresno to North of Bakersfield.

Accessibility| October 3, 2014

Experts Say 'Good Jobs Are No Longer an Afterthought' in Transportation Spending

Highlighted a national trend of city and state leaders harnessing billions in public transportation spending through a new, innovative U.S. Employment Plan – an incentives-based approach to reward manufacturing companies for creating high quality American jobs, hiring and training diverse workers, and investing in U.S. factories.
Government Issues| July 30, 2014

Chicago to restart railcar procurement with job-creating approach

Chicago Transit Authority's new solicitation for bids will ask manufacturing companies to disclose plans to create American jobs and opportunities for disadvantaged American workers, and evaluates the quality of their responses with a system of price credits.
Bus| March 28, 2012

N.Y. MTA e-procurement saves millions

Under the new method, companies hoping to do business with the MTA log into a website that allows them to place bids in real time and simultaneously track whether they are currently the low bidder, or have been underbid.
Rail| March 21, 2012

Audit shows misconduct in Chinese rail project

Evidence showed that deficient procurement and other practices led to higher costs, including one example where $134.3 million worth of materials was purchased from non-bidding suppliers.
Bus| June 9, 2011

CTA approves new procurement process

In the reverse auction bid process, vendors submit all other requirements of the bid package except for the price. The price is finalized during the auction where vendors have allotted time to under bid each other in order to secure contracts.
Bus| September 18, 2009

Des Moines orders 20 Orion VIIs

DART, with a fleet of more than 150 buses, operates the largest mass transit service in the state of Iowa, serving the entire metro Capital region including its 19 cities and towns.
Rail| February 12, 2009

N.J. Transit incentivizes bidding process participation

Bids will be accepted for each of the three tunnel segments, with unsuccessful bidders receiving up to $375,000 for their submissions. The stipend allows agency to retain rights to all submissions.
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