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Request for Proposals: Davis Amtrak Station Access and Connections Study

  • Department:City Manager's Office
  • Category:Request For Proposal, Request For Qualification, Notice Inviting Bids, Request For Proposal - CDBG/HOME Grants Only
  • Start Date:May 14, 2018
  • Close Date:June 07, 2018

Request for Proposals: Davis Amtrak Station Access and Connections Study 

The City of Davis is soliciting proposals from consultants to conduct an access and connections study for the Davis Amtrak Station. The study will seek to identify opportunities to increase ridership, improve multimodal accessibility, and enhance station safety. In addition, the study will examine the potential benefits of implementing such changes including relieving congestion on local roadways, reducing vehicle miles traveled, and stimulating economic activity downtown.

Purpose of Project

The purpose of the project is to study the Davis Amtrak Station and identify opportunities for improvement. Specifically, the study seeks to answer the following questions:

  • What do the public, university students, residents, business owners, and rail riders see as opportunities and challenges with the Davis Amtrak Station?
  • What station access improvements would increase Amtrak ridership?
  • How can multimodal connections at the station be improved to destinations in Davis and the University of California, Davis?
  • Can land use changes or amenities be developed in the station area to increase rail ridership?
  • Will changes to the station area have economic benefit for the City?
  • Can changes to station parking supply, pricing, or management improve ridership?
  • What safety improvements can be made to enhance the station?
  • What effect on regional vehicle miles traveled and congestion will improvements that increase rail ridership have on local roadways?
  • How much will station access improvements cost?
  • What funding sources are available to implement station access improvements?
  • Are there opportunities to learn from the efforts of other jurisdictions to develop multimodal rail stations?

Term of Contract

The City anticipates the contract will begin in July 2018 and extend through February 28, 2020, with no possibility of extension.

Additional Regulations 

Since this project is primarily funded by a Caltrans Sustainable Communities planning grant, successful proposers must comply with any applicable requirements specified by Caltrans

Questions

Questions about this Request for Proposals should be made in writing and emailed to ghashimoto@cityofdavis.org. All requests for information or questions must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018. Questions submitted after the due date or via phone will not be accepted. Responses to questions will be published and distributed to applicants. 

Submittal Information

Please mail or drop off two (2) bound copies and one (1) USB drive of a PDF copy of your proposal at your earliest convenience, but no later than Thursday, June 7, 2018 by 5 p.m. to:

Attn: Request for Proposals - Davis Amtrak Station Access and Connections Study 
Ginger Hashimoto, Administrative Analyst
City of Davis, City Manager’s Office
23 Russell Boulevard, Suite 1
Davis, CA 95616 

Please note, the City will not accept incomplete proposals, proposals postmarked after the submittal due date and time, or proposals submitted via email or facsimile.

For more information, please download the full Request for Proposal packet

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