General Technical Assistance On-Call Consulting Services

The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) as a department of the City of Charlotte (City) plans to hire multiple professional consultant teams to provide professional services related to transit vehicles and maintenance; facility assessments and design; transit safety, training, and security planning; and transit technology support for related CATS projects. Project teams can propose on all or just one of the general technical services being requested. The various services shall be requested on an as needed basis using a negotiated work order process. The City is seeking firms whose combination of experience and personnel will provide timely, cost effective and quality professional services to the City.

PSR # 1575

BOD Fluid analysis

BOD is requesting a contract for a vendor to conduct fluid analysis for the bus and paratransit fleet. Requesting a five (5) year contract. 3+1+1 estimating $50,000 annually

PSR # 1547

Citywide Parts Outsourcing

The City is seeking a qualified vendor to provide on-site inventories of vehicle and equipment parts. Vendor must administer and manage multiple inventory storerooms at City operated Fleet & Aviation maintenance facilities.

Parts delivery only for Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS).

Vanpool Vehicle Purchase Contract 2023 – CANCELLED

CATS BOD is requesting a solicitation for a  1-year contract with 4 one-year renewals to purchase revenue vehicles for the Vanpool Program.

73 Replacement Vehicles and 10 Expansion
65- Seven Passenger Vans
18- Fifteen Passenger Vans
Totaling 83 Vans

PSR # 1430

Convert Vanpool operations to turn-key contractor

This Request for Proposal (RFP) will convert CATS vanpool program to a turn-key operational contract.  The CATS vanpool program is a resource for businesses and community groups to access ridesharing services through CATS and is a cost-effective public transit option. Commuters travel together in high-capacity vehicles between their homes or a designated location to a common work destination. The goal of the vanpool program is to reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality, and provide a cost-effective travel alternative for commuters.

PSR # 1532

Hambright Park and Ride – Professional Services

The proposed Hambright Park and Ride will be a 500+ parking space mobility hub to provide rapid transit services to the Town of Huntersville, NC and surrounding areas by utilizing the newly constructed express lane direct connect. The proposed project will construct a transit park and ride with approximately 500 parking spaces, a new public street to access the site, driver comfort station (driver restroom facilities), internal pedestrian circulation, provisions for a mobility hub for micro-mobility options and/or shared ride services, and site security and surveillance. The proposed location is in the Town of Huntersville, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina along the south side of Hambright Road (NC 2117), situated between Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road (NC2004) and Interstate 77.

PSR # 1521

Transit Passes and TVM Stock RFP

Printing and encoding of magnetic transit passes, transfers and TVM stock for GFI Fastfare fareboxes and Venstar ticket vending machines. Vendor must also have the ability to transition to smart card technology.


PSR # 1517

FY 2021 Section 5310 Call For Projects

The Charlotte Area Transit System is soliciting proposals for the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Grant Program (Section 5310).  Section 5310 funds are available for capital and operating expenses to support transportation projects that meet the special transportation needs of seniors (individuals 65 years and older) and individuals with disabilities.  All projects must be situated in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Urbanized area and must be derived from the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan for the Charlotte Urbanized Area (FY2022-FY2027). Eligible subrecipients include state or local government organizations, private nonprofit organizations, and operators of public transportation.

PSR – 1509