TUG for CATS Bus Operations

CATS Bus Operations is looking for a one-time purchase of 2 tugs to support Bus Operations services.  The requirements are for the tug to be capable of pushing inoperable transit buses up to 90,000 GVW on dry surface conditions.


PSR# 1300

Parts Washer Scheduled Preventative Maintenance and Repair

CATS Bus Operations Department is requesting a five (5) year contract for scheduled maintenance of the parts washers. Charlotte Area Transit System is requesting proposals for PM services for our parts washers. CATS uses multiple parts washers between two facilities.  The facilities are located at: 3145 South Tryon Charlotte, NC and 900 North Davidson Charlotte, NC.

PSR 956, PSR 1103

Charlotte Area Transit System Major Bus Repair Services

The Charlotte Area Transit Systems (CATS) is seeking a qualified vendor(s) to repair major bus damage to any of the CATS bus fleet.  CATS has a fleet of over 300 buses including manufacturers Motor Coach Industries (MCI), Gillig, and New Flyer.  CATS repairs minor damage in-house.

The Vendor(s) would be responsible for supplying all parts, labor, and towing from the CATS location, travel to the vendor’s site, the performance of the body repairs, and return to the CATS location in full operating condition.  Work shall be performed by a certified bus rebuild contractor of established reputation with a minimum of five (5) years experience performing major repair on Transit Buses.

All repair work shall be completed in order to meet all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).

PSR 1221

STS FY19 Vehicle Replacement Purchase

STS (Special Transportation Services) vehicle replacement for FY19. FY19 plan to purchase approximately 11 new ADA (Americans Disability Acts)  vehicles. STS (Special Transportation Services) needs to purchase eleven LPG powered replacement paratransit buses, that adhere to the  specifications.




Cancelled – Hitachi Rail STS Inventory Spare Parts and Repair Service Contract

Light Rail Train Control and Signaling Systems. The parts that are being purchased under this contract are for replacement parts and inventory stock spares required to maintain the tracks signaling system, grade crossings and train control.

This was a sole source and should not have been entered in EarlyBird


Replacement of the North Davidson Bus Wash

CATS is requesting to replace one drive through vehicle wash (bus wash) unit with a new more efficient drive through vehicle wash (bus wash) to be placed inside the existing wash building. The unit will be replacing a single drive through wash bay in a two drive through wash bay system located at 929 North Davidson Street, Charlotte NC 28206. Site work to include demolition, mobilization, staging, removal and on site storage (CATS provided) of removed vehicle wash (bus wash). Demolition/Equipment Removal: Remove and properly store/dispose (CATS discretion) of the existing drive through vehicle wash.



ADA Compliant Non-Revenue Vehicles

Purchasing: 2 – Ford Transit vans or Chrysler minivans (preferred) with BraunAbility for Bus operations 
2- Ford Transit vans or Chrysler minivans (preferred) with BraunAbility



PSR-898 and 1225