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KANSAS CITY STREETCAR MAIN STREET EXTENSION


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May 3, 2021
Real Time Information Signs (RTIS)—Vendor Information Request Kansas City Streetcar Main Street Extension Project

The original Kansas City Downtown Streetcar line went into service in May 2016. The 2.2-mile starter line has provided more than eight million trips since its opening (over twice the projected ridership). Due to overwhelming support and enthusiastic public interest in extending the streetcar route, the City of Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO) as project sponsor and partnering agencies plan to extend the streetcar approximately 3.5 miles south from its current terminus at Union Station to the Country Club Plaza and University of Missouri – Kansas City (Plaza/UMKC).

KCMO, in partnership with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) and the Kansas City Streetcar Authority (KCSA), collectively manage the KC Streetcar Main Street Extension Project (MSE Project). The completed MSE Project anticipates a 100 percent increase in average weekday riders to over 12,000 daily riders.

This Request for Information (RFI) is intended to gather information and technical data from vendors to evaluate the current “state of the art” for out-door real-time transit signage. Upon evaluation of available signage systems on the market, the MSE Project intends to procure new real time signage for installation on KC Streetcar platforms. See Section 2, “Scope of Request,” below for details.

This is a Request for Information (RFI) and is not a “solicitation,” “Request for Qualifications (RFQ),” “Request for Proposals (RFP),” or procurement of any kind.

Pre-Submittal Questions. Questions must be directed in writing via email to Denise Adams at dadams@kcata.org. Questions and requests for clarifications will be received until 2:00 p.m. CDT on May 13, 2021. If required, KCATA’s response to these submissions will be in the form of an Addendum.

Submissions. Submittals must be received with all required submittals as stated in Section 4 of this RFI no later than 2:00 p.m. CDT on May 26, 2021. Submittals shall be only submitted electronically to Denise Adams at dadams@kcata.org.

No person or entity submitting a proposal in response to this Request for Qualifications nor any officer, employee, agent, representative, relative or consultant representing such a person (or entity) may contact through any means, or engage in any discussion concerning the award of this contract with any member of KCATA’s Board of Commissioners or any employee of KCATA (excluding Procurement staff) during the period beginning on the date of proposal issue and ending on the date of the selection of a Contractor. Any such contact would be grounds for disqualification of the Proposer.

More Information: https://www.kcata.org/procurement/request-for-information-rfi-real-time-information-signs

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