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Report ID: 19-212   
Type: Regular - Planning
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 6/12/2019 Final action:
Recommended Action: Consider authorizing the General Manager to execute a sole-source purchase of bus equipment and other related signal communication hardware made by Global Traffic Technologies (GTT) for its GPS-based Transit Signal Priority.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT
TO: AC Transit Board of Directors
FROM: Michael A. Hursh, General Manager
SUBJECT: Transit Signal Priority Bus System Sole-Source Procurement

ACTION ITEM

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

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Consider authorizing the General Manager to execute a sole-source purchase of bus equipment and other related signal communication hardware made by Global Traffic Technologies (GTT) for its GPS-based Transit Signal Priority.
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BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

The planned purchase is for approximately $2,650,000 and is funded by a combination of federal, local, and District funds. Funding for the purchase of Transit Signal Priority (TSP) equipment is included in current project budgets, including the Rapid Corridors Projects on Telegraph and San Pablo, the Dumbarton Bridge Corridor Project, and various bus purchase projects. The estimated amount of District Capital funding that will be used for this purchase is $170,000.

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:

AC Transit currently uses GTT's GPS-based TSP equipment on many corridors. Specifically (without this proposed purchase), the District is using or has installed GTT's GPS-based TSP equipment on 290 buses and at 280 intersections within the District, including the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit project. Previous Board actions detailed in Staff Reports 15-157 and 15-157a discuss the other sole-source purchases of GTT's GPS-based TSP equipment. This current purchase will enable the District to upgrade TSP equipment for the Rapid Corridors Projects (Telegraph and San Pablo), Dumbarton Bridge Corridor Project, a gap closure for the Interstate 80 Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) project, and the buses necessary to serve these corridors. This purchase would represent roughly 190 more signalized intersections and 235 more buses, resulting in 83% of the District's fleet equipped with TSP capabilities.
Sole Source Rationale
Compatibility: The GTT GPS-based TSP system has advanced proprietary software that is not available anywhere else on the ma...

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