Request for Proposals: Transit Development Plan

August 30, 2016
Request for Proposals: Transit Development Plan


The Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) requires the services of a firm with transit planning expertise to develop a 10 – Year Transit Development Plan (TDP) for Highlands County including the Sebring-Avon Park Urbanized Area.  The Transit Development Plan will comply with the current TDP requirements in FS 14-73.001. The TDP will serve as a strategic plan used to guide transit planning, development, and operations over the planning horizon from Fiscal Year 2017 through Fiscal Year 2027, within the context of community-wide mobility needs.  The study area for the TDP is Highlands County however, the existing Heartland Rural Mobility Plan (HRMP) includes all six counties of the HRTPO (DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, and Okeechobee).  The HRTPO is committed to diversity in its employees and consultants and therefore encourages qualified minority and disadvantaged firms to apply.

Areas of Expertise:

Areas of planning expertise needed for this project include:

  • Transit Planning
  • Transportation Planning


Questions should be addressed in writing via email to Shannon McPherson at no later than September 15, 2016. Responses shall be in writing. Responses to questions shall be provided to all persons who have requested a copy of this RFP and will be posted on website.

No questions regarding this RFP may be directed to HRTPO or CFRPC Board members or HRTPO or CFRPC staff members other than the above designee.  Violation of this prohibition may result in the disqualification of the consultant from further consideration. The HRTPO reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject all submissions, reissue a subsequent RFP, terminate, restructure or amend this procurement process at any time. This RFP has been reviewed by the Florida Department of Transportation for compliance with applicable State and Federal procurement requirements.

Interested proposers should request a Proposal Package from Shannon McPherson at

The deadline for submissions is September 29th, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.  Proposal Packages received after the deadline will not be considered. Proposal Packages should be directed to:

Mail or Express Delivery

Attn:  Shannon McPherson
555 East Church Street
Bartow, FL  33830

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