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File #: 18-0223 CRA    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CRA Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/9/2019 In control: Community Redevelopment Agency
On agenda: 1/15/2019 Final action:
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report
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TO: CRA Board of Commissioners
FROM: Jeff Costello, CRA Executive Director
DATE: December 11, 2018


Recommended Action:
Authorize staff to prepare a piggyback agreement with The Free Ride, Inc. utilizing the City of Hollywood agreement for Point-To-Point Transportation Services.

At the November 14, 2018, Joint CRA/DDA Workshop meeting (“Joint Workshop”) regarding Transportation Services, in order to obtain sufficient data, it was recommended that the City of Delray Beach Trolley Service remain in place until April 30, 2019, which was the consensus of the CRA Board. It was noted that during this time period, a new Request for Proposals (RFP) for Fixed Route Transit Services could be issued and awarded by the April 30, 2019. In addition, a separate RFP or Pilot Program for Point-to-Point Transit Services could also be considered.

The following comments were provided on the point-to-point option at the Joint Workshop:
· Most of the members would like to have an open vehicle
· A Pilot program would include gathering data
· A service area needs to be defined
· Funding of the program may include marketing Ads from hotels, restaurants, etc.
· Transportation options may include more than 1 program: Palm Tran, Trolley, Chevy Volt, GEM carts, and bikes.

At its meeting of December 11, 2018, the CRA Board authorized the issuance of the Request for Proposals for Fixed-Route Transportation Services. A non-mandatory pre-bid meeting was held on January 7th. At the December meeting, an inquiry was made concerning the establishment of a Point-To-Point Transportation Service in a timely manner with the possibility of piggybacking if an opportunity exists.

CRA staff researched several case studies and how the point-to-point services were procured:
Without Procurement Process
City of Coral Gables Purchasing Policy Exemption
Town of Miami Lakes Be...

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