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Promoting transportation systems that efficiently maximize the mobility of people and goods with minimal negative impact.Sherman Denison MPO
  • Denison, Texas - Birthplace of President Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • North Texas Regional Airport

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  • Sherman, Texas - Home of Austin College

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Welcome to transportation planning within the Sherman - Denison, Texas urban area. We are located 70 miles north of Dallas along the Red River which separates Texas and Oklahoma. Home to beautiful Lake Texoma and Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge.

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Request for Proposals for the Sherman-Denison Urbanized Area Fixed Route Study

TAPS Public Transit in partnership with the Sherman-Denison MPO and TCOG is soliciting proposals for a Fixed Route Study for the Sherman-Denison urbanized area.

The full RFP package may be requested from Texoma Area Paratransit System, 6104 Texoma Pkwy, Sherman, TX 75090, by calling 903-357-4011, on the TAPS website at www.tapsbus.com, e-mailing shellie.white@transdev.com, or found by clicking the link below:
 

Addendum 1 - Issued July 22, 2020

 
All bids must be received by 2:00 p.m. Thurs, August 13, 2020. TAPS reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

 

Responses to to questions can be found below:

Question No. Date Received Question/Comment Response
1 07/09/2020 Could you provide any information on the approximate budget for this project? There is $120,000 budgeted for this project.
2 07/09/2020 Is fixed-route service the only service mode that may be considered in the study area? A new app-based approach to on-demand service called microtransit has been growing in popularity around the country because it can provide greater coverage than fixed-route service, but is far more responsive than traditional demand-response service. Would TAPS be open to considering a mix of fixed-route and microtransit recommendations, if appropriate? The RFP was not intended to limit the only service mode to fixed route.  The intent of the RFP was to give Consultants a framework for their Proposals and to communicate the criteria on which they would be selected, which includes “innovative ideas and approaches” as stated in Section 4.6.  Consultants should ensure that the work described herein is included in their proposed work program, but other tasks may be included if the consultant believes they are appropriate and justified.  The final product described in Section 3.1 shall avoid specifying any proprietary products/options for transit and instead reference generic solutions.
3 07/10/2020 The RFP document refers to a 2019 Transit Market Study for the Sherman-Denison area. Is this study completed?  If so, is it posted somewhere online, or could you send out an electronic copy of the document? The 2019 Transit Market Study is complete and can be found by clicking HERE.
4 07/14/2020 Do you anticipate any public involvement in this project? Obviously, it is difficult to hold in-person public meetings during the pandemic, but virtual public meetings may be an option if its something you would like to consider. The RFP states: “the conceptual scope of work for this project consists of a conceptual and final layout of fixed routes as necessary to provide a reasonable level of service to the Sherman-Denison Urbanized Area.”  Consultants should ensure that the work described herein is included in their proposed work program, but other tasks, such as public involvement, may be included if the consultant believes they are appropriate and justified.
5 07/14/2020 Will TAPS require assistance with run-cutting or driver work assignments as part of this project, or are service schedules for each proposed route sufficient? The RFP states: “The Implementation Plan should be fiscally constrained with realistic funding levels and sources identified for both operating and capital expenditures.  It shall identify days of service, hours of operation and bus headways for each option, recommend size of and number of transit buses for service options, estimate hourly cost of providing fixed route transit services, administrative costs, operations and maintenance costs, marketing costs, and cost of potential infrastructure needs.”  It does not include a requirement to provide run-cutting or driver work assignments.
6 07/30/2020 I noticed that in section 4.3 of the RFP it says ”Understanding of the project services desired and proposed approach to providing those services in accordance with the schedule.” However, I do not see any other reference to a project schedule. Could you please clarify what the expected duration of the project is? Section 7.8 states that “work shall commence upon approval of the contract and is anticipated to be completed by September 30, 2021.”  We recommend that the Respondent include a schedule in response to Section 4.3.  Respondents with a schedule beyond this date will be considered given that it is reasonable and justified.

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