Cincinnati — Four Bidders Respond to Streetcar RFQ
Rail Transit Online, February 2009
Four firms have responded to a Request for Qualifications on a $128-million design-build-operate-maintain contract fora streetcar system that would link downtown Cincinnati with the Uptown area and would include a downtown circulator. The companies include a consortium named Cincinnati Streetcar Development Partners led by Veolia; URS Washington Division;
Herzog Contracting Corp.; and Bombardier Transit Corp.
"I'm encouraged that we have that kind of interest," Michael Moore, interim director of the city's department of transportation and engineering, told
the Business Courier of Cincinnati. "I
hope it means that we've got some good alternatives for a partner."
The streetcar would be a public-
private partnership which will require
a contribution of up to $91 million from the winning bidder. As part of a city council-approved master plan, a second phase will be developed later consisting of two loops in the Uptown area.