Date Posted: August 19, 2020  |  Closing Date: September 30, 2020

Synopsis: The Riverside Transit Agency invites proposals from qualified firms to manage and operate the Agency's commuter and fixed route services as described in the RFP as a turnkey operation. with the Agency providing the vehicles. The successful firm will operate the services for an initial term of three years, with two one-year options. Services will commence July 1, 2021.

The selected Contractor shall provide for all other requirements for the operation of commuter and fixed route services, including but not limited to: management, personnel, dispatching, operations, facility, maintenance, fuel, insurance, record keeping and reporting, computer hardware and administrative software, telecommunications equipment and system, and vehicles for driver relief and road supervision.

To support the provision of the service, the Agency will provide a mixed fleet of vehicles (including spares) equipped with GFI fare collection boxes. Agency staff will administer this contract, receive and provide oversight of customer complaints, and prepare and produce all informational materials.

Addendum Files: The following files can be downloaded as part of the RFP.

Filename Date Size
An Adobe Acrobat file RFP 20-001 | Contracted Fixed Route Transportation Services 08-20-2020 6.66 MB
A compressed ZIP file RFP 20-001 Addendum 2 09-17-2020 40.19 MB
An Adobe Acrobat file RFP 20-001 Addendum 1 09-17-2020 1.58 MB

Successful vendor: Empire Transportation, Inc.

Procurement Type: Request for Proposals

Solicitation Number: RFP 20-001

Solicitation Title: Contracted Fixed Route Transportation Services

Administrator: Melissa Blankenship, Contracts Manager

Phone Number: (951) 565-5192

Fax Number: (951) 565-5193



Procurement Selected

Instructions: Proposals will be due by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Parties interested in obtaining a copy of this Request for Proposal (RFP) 20-001, may do so by visiting the Agency’s website at and downloading the document; requests may also be e-mailed to . Please include the following information:

• name of firm
• address
• contact person
• telephone
• email address
• Request for Proposal (RFP) 20-001

A pre-proposal teleconference will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. Prospective bidders are strongly encouraged to attend the pre-proposal conference.

Copies of this Request for Proposal may also be obtained by calling Melissa Blankenship at (951) 565-5192.